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Bimeda Attend London Vet Show 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018 17:47
Bimeda are pleased to be attending the 2018 London Vet Show. The Bimeda team is committed to supporting UK veterinarians and have recently launched an online CPD website; bimeda-learning.co.uk. The website contains engaging and interactive CPD modules and webinars, on a wide range of topics including nutrition, parasite control and more. Veterinarians who sign up for the CPD website during the London Vet Show will be automatically entered into a draw to win £400 in Amazon vouchers.

Liver Fluke - New Online CPD Module Launch

Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:49
Bimeda affirm their commitment to quality CPD and support for vets and SQPs with the launch of a new online CPD Module- ‘Focus on Fluke’ In order to ensure the best outcome for welfare and productivity vets and SQPs should be working with farmers to plan for the acute fluke risk period before it arrives. This CPD module covers the parasite and disease caused as well as strategies for reducing the risk to stock and responsible use of the active ingredients available to combat fluke. Rumen fluke is also covered in this webinar as this is an area of growing…
Bimeda’s recently-launched online-CPD platform, bimeda-learning.co.uk, offers vets, and SQPs the opportunity to improve their knowledge and gain CPD points along the way. There are a range of courses on the site, presented in an engaging and interactive format. Those who completed the recent module on nematodirus were entered into a draw to win an Amazon Gift certificate. Michael Watts, Practice Owner at Peninsula Veterinary Clinic was one of the lucky winners, and received his certificate from Bimeda’s Territory Manager for Northern Ireland, Kevin McAnenly. Mr Watts commented that he really enjoyed taking part in Bimeda’s CPD training and has encouraged…
Bimeda UK are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Suffolk Sheep Society in Ireland. Many of the society’s breeders are users and strong advocates of the Bimeda Cosecure and Coseicure soluble glass bolus range. Bimeda Northern Ireland Territory Manager, Kevin McAnenly, was pleased to attend a society event in May 2018 and to announce Bimeda’s sponsorship.
Bimeda UK are delighted to further their commitment to responsible sheep scab control by hosting a nationwide road show. We would like to welcome farmers, vets, SQPs and all with an interest in sheep health, welfare and productivity to attend. Each regional event will feature different speakers who are all experts in the area of sheep scab control. They include Peter Bates (Specialist veterinary entomologist), Lesley Stubbings (Independent sheep consultant), Neil Fell (nationwide mobile plunge dipping contractor) and Rachel Mallet (Bimeda veterinary technical services manager). The speakers will discuss the sheep scab parasite and disease, control options including mobile plunge…
Roy McCrea farms with his two sons, Richard and Mark in Tree Tops Farm. The farm is located in picturesque Claudy in Co. Derry, Northern Ireland. Tree Tops Farm is a dairy enterprise which milks 700 cows. The cows are very high performing, with milk yields of 9000kg, and the farm supplies Stathroy Dairies. A number of years ago, the McCreas were concerned that their herd was not preforming as well as it should be. With the aid of their vet, they embarked on a quest to find out what was holding their herd back. They ran blood tests and…
In recent years the UK has experienced increasingly unpredictable weather conditions making the timing of preventative blowfly strike treatments more challenging. Up to 80% of farms are affected and up to half a million sheep are still struck annually. High risk fly strike season was historically reasonably predictable - beginning in May and ending in September. Lately we have seen the season for blowfly strike beginning as early as March and ending as late as December when winters have been mild. This variation in risk period means farmers must be more observant and more targeted in the timing of preventative…
With so many factors affecting the time taken to finish lambs for sale, such as parasites and disease, trace element status can occasionally be over looked. Trace elements are required by the ruminant and all play vital roles in their growth, development and productivity. If these vital trace elements are not supplied in sufficient quantities to meet the daily needs it will take longer to finish the lambs. Cobalt An adequate supply of cobalt is critical for lamb growth. After cobalt is consumed by the lamb it reaches the rumen where bacteria utilise the cobalt to produce Vitamin B12. Vitamin…
Bimeda UK are delighted to announce the launch of a new online CPD learning resource. The Bimeda E-Learning Portal can be found at bimeda-learning.co.uk and hosts a series of interactive CPD presentations and webinars, focused within Bimeda’s core business areas of parasite control, nutrition, equine and dairy production. Each module will contribute to the CPD requirements of veterinarians and SQPs, and a certificate is issued following on from the successful completion of the course, detailing the length of the training or the number of AMTRA points allocated, as relevant. Bimeda UK’s Professional Services Veterinarian, Rachel Mallet, commented: “The Bimeda UK…
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