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    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...

    A very successful launch event for XLVets Skillnet DairyCheck and SucklerCheck programmes took place at the Horse & Jockey Hotel on Tuesday 4 March. 
    Donal Murphy of Sliabh Luachra Veterinary and Chairman of the XLVets Large Animal Committee highlighted the potential for XLVet practices to use these programmes to create new value creating opportunities on dairy and suckler farms....

    Over 120 farm vets from Ireland, UK and Denmark congregated in Cork on October 10 and 11 to review the role of veterinary in the context of the Food Harvest 2020 strategy for the expansion of farming in Ireland. Split between fantastic presentations  from Teagasc (Pat Dillon, Stephen Butler and John Mee) and from UCD (Michael Doherty, Finbar Mulligan and Luke O'Grady); delegates also took...

    Everything is better when the sun shines! Participants in this years Bike and Hike had a fantastic time touring through the Glen of Aherlow in the Limerick Tipperary border and climbing Galtee Mor. Since their inception in 2005 the VIVA Wheelers have raised €224,000. This years event contributed €13,500 which will be used to fund Phase 2 of the Ugandan Animal Traction Project. See...

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