Cattle Services

Pilgrims started as a 100% farm practice in 2004 and all of our vets have some grounding in livestock work. Whilst the practice has evolved into dealing with all species, cattle work still comprises about 20% of what we do. This includes: 

  • Routine fertility (ultrasound PD scanning down to 28 days)
  • Herd health Planning (BCVA Standard)
  • Standard Farm procedures – dehorning, disbudding, castration, bull ringing, foot trimming, Nutritional consultancy
  • TB Testing (note as an independent practice we are not part of the XL vet group so we have to charge for this service)

In-House Lab

Our fully equipped in-house laboratory is capable of performing various routine blood tests, haematology, faecal worm egg counts, and investigation…

Pregnancy Diagnosis

Knowing which cows and heifers are pregnant and having an idea on calving dates can make management of a suckler…

TB Testing

Routine TB tests in Hampshire and Dorset are performed annually, however there are some additional regulations that relate to animals…

Disease Testing / Screening

Many diseases (such as BVD, Johne’s, Leptospirosis, IBR and Neospora) can significantly reduce productivity through their impact on fertility and…

Vaccinations (Cattle)

There are various diseases that can severely affect productivity but which are preventable via vaccination. For example, pneumonia can severely…

Herd Visits

Our aim is to work with local farmers, from large scale beef and dairy units to small ‘hobby’ herds, in…