Pilgrims started out as a large animal practice in 2004 and farm work has always been integral to our roots. Whether you are a small holder or a large farm, we give 100% commitment and can offer you practical and comprehensive advice across the board.
We treat cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and alpacas on a regular basis. From difficult calvings to alpacas with overgrown toes we are the team ready and able to help!
Herd and Flock health plans
Every flock or herd, large or small, commercial or hobby can benefit from a flock health plan. The aim is to increase productivity but more importantly prevent losses and improve animal welfare. An annual visit is an opportunity to for us to discuss current management and advise on protocols and potential improvements. Examples include record analysis, parasite control, vaccinations, lameness, fertility, calf and lamb management, biosecurity and use of medicines. It also allows us to sell prescription medications under the increasingly tightened veterinary prescription guidelines which state they can only be given to an animal “under our care”.
Leptospirosis – an important cause of infertility and abortion in cattle and infective to humans through urine.
Clostridial Disease - the most common cause of sudden death in cattle, sheep, goats and camelids, the bacterial spores are widespread in the soil.
Pasteurella – causes septicaemia (blood infection) in young lambs, mastitis in ewes and pneumonia
Footrot – painful infection of the skin between cloves which then works its way under outer shell of the foot in sheep.
The Chicken Vet
We see an ever increasing number of the avian species in our consulting rooms and have teamed up with “The Chicken Vet” to stock their range of products including probiotics, multivitamins and mite treatments. www.chickenvet.co.uk
We also run an annual poultry course, covering key handling, husbandry and healthcare tips, as well as common ailments and their management.