Checking your herd for disease can have a huge impact on the success of your farm.
Many cattle diseases (such as BVD, Johne’s, Leptospirosis, IBR and Neospora) can significantly reduce productivity through their impact on fertility and abortions. We aim to take a proactive approach to controlling these diseases to help maximise the potential of each and every farm.
Because much of the cattle work we do is focused around the New Forest, much of the disease screening we perform is to reduce the risk of diseases such as BVD from spreading between herds on common grazing land.
Blood tests are commonly performed to screen for these cattle diseases, and these are a cost-effective means of assessing a herd’s health status, and putting in place control measures as soon as possible where necessary.
At Pilgrims Veterinary Practice in the New Forest, all of our diagnostic equipment is fully mobile, meaning we can do the necessary tests on your premises and supply fast results. We also have an in-house lab and access to external laboratory services for further testing.