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    Jerry Crowley (Glenbower Vets) held a Farmskills Herd Fertility Training event Thursday 16th April.

    1, 2, 3, 4....The number of lambs born with the help of XLVet member practice Glenina Vets, Galway this week. Experts say that the chances of quadruplets are as low as one in 400 with twins and triplets far more common.

    Great work, well done to all involved.


    The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, signs the statutory document for compulsory dog microchipping watched by Buster and Joseph O'Donnell of Glenina Vet Clinic.

    The dog microchipping programme will be rolled out on a phased basis, beginning with pups in September 2015 and will be expanded to all dogs in March 2016.

    Minister Coveney said “...

    This week we got to catch up with XLVet Members Padraig Duggan, Brian Murphy and staff in Killenaule Vets, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary. Fantastic state of the art facilities and wonderful staff. Thanks to Anna for the pancakes. Also got the opportuinity to catch up with Tommy Heffernan and his team in Avondale, Arklow, Wicklow. Mairead was busy scanning. It is all go in the vet world.

    As vets we are often asked for advice on the use of vaccines for the control of infectious diseases in food producing animals and also in pets.

    Basically, vaccination is a means of enhancing the immunity of an animal (or indeed a person) to an infectious disease by exposing that animal to an infectious agent in a safe manner so that an immune response is generated and an acquired...