Camelids

Farm Animal Veterinary Services for Camelids across Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Herd Health planning

However large or small your herd we can provide a tailored, annual plan of action to include vaccinations and worming. Our priority is maximising your herd’s productivity, health and welfare.

Analysis of disease prevalence must be actively monitored and allows us to target areas where improvements can be made.

Nutrition advice and metabolic monitoring

Nutrition is important for the health of your animals. We are happy to provide nutritional advice. We can also do trace element screening and analyse feed rations if necessary.

Routine surgeries & procedures

We regularly carry out castrations and other routine surgeries either at the practice or out on farm. We are happy to disbud goats on farm or in the surgery. We also perform routine surgeries including castration.

24-hour emergency services

All our vets are enthusiastic and dedicated farm vets. We provide our own 24-hour emergency service always with a smile on our faces!

Post-mortem investigation

Our practice firmly believes that appropriately targeted post-mortem investigation can be a very valuable and quite economic tool for informing herd health and farm management decisions.

We have a dedicated post-mortem room at the Sturminster surgery where we can perform economic sheep/goat, poultry/game bird or cattle youngstock post-mortems. We can also perform post-mortem investigation on smaller animals (sheep/goats/calves) on farm if this is more convenient.

For adult cattle post-mortem investigations, we generally advise that these are carried out either at a fallen stock centre such as SecAnim or at the hunt kennels as a thorough investigation on farm is rarely possible.

All post-mortems should be performed as promptly after death as is practical.

In-house laboratory

Our in-house laboratory offers worm egg and coccidia counts, milk sample culture and somatic cell count testing, haematology, biochemistry and investigation of external parasites

Export & TB testing

Our vets are APHA approved to carry out both TB and export testing on your farm.