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  • Pioneering bTB Trials Give Hope

    Myhealthyherd director, Dick Sibley, is using the principles that MHH uses for the control of infectious disease such as Johnes and BVD to improve TB management on a large dairy farm in Devon. In the same way as the MHH system for Johnes control looks at all the risks of entry and risks of spread […]

  • Major Revisions to Red Tractor Health Plans

    New and Revised Standards In October 2017 there was a major review of the Dairy Red Tractor standards To avoid non-compliance with your health plan the key areas to focus on are: Ensuring a colostrum policy is in place for calves A credible review of farm records with due discussion of BVD and Johne’s control […]

  • Important Updates to the NJMP

    Dairy UK and the Action Johne’s Group (AJG) have finalised the strategy for the National Johne’s Management Plan( NJMP). The Myhealthyherd team of Pete Orpin and Dick Sibley have been members of AJG since its inception in 2010. Over the last 7 years there has been a Johne’s engagement program operating within the UK which […]

  • Myhealthyherd at BCVA 2017

    As always, we will be attending BCVA’s annual Congress, which returns to Stockport this year, from 19 – 21 October. You can download the delegate brochure here, but we wanted to highlight the sessions that Pete Orpin and Dick Sibley are delivering at this year’s conference. The National Johne’s Management Plan – 4pm, Thursday 19 October […]

  • CPD Opportunity for Cattle Vets

    As you are probably aware, implementation of Phase 2 of the National Johne’s Action Plan is already underway and it is anticipated that later this year vets will be asked by processors to sign declarations confirming that: Dairy farms have undertaken an assessment of their Johne’s risk and status An agreed control plan has been […]

  • Myhealthyherd on the Move

    More and more people are using smartphones and mobile devices for work purposes, and this is especially relevant for the busy farm vet! So, to make life easier for our customers, we have been working to develop a mobile interface for key myhealthyherd modules. From now on, if you access myhealthyherd on your smartphone, you […]

  • Send A Cow

    The BCVA are raising money for Send A Cow as part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations and current BCVA president, Andrew Cobner, has just completed the mammoth challenge of cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats. Many other events have been taking place, including cycling and walking from The Wash to Aberystwyth, kayaking Loch Ness and […]

  • Full Steam Ahead for NJMP

    The recent Action Johne’s conference highlighted the direction of the National Johne’s Management Plan in which BCVA-trained vets will become the lynch pin to ensure that a robust and effective plan is in place on the farm. It is also clear that processors are taking Johne’s control seriously, with a number of buyers, including Tesco and […]

  • Barber’s make a success of Myhealthyherd and NML Johne’s Initiative

    This week’s Farmers Weekly includes a very positive article on how the Somerset cheesemaker, Barber’s, is using the NML / MHH risk assessment intiative as part of their herds’ Johne’s control programme. Read the full article in FWI Click here for more information on the initiative, including how your clients may be able to take advantage of […]

  • Dairy UK Johne’s Conference: Information and Farmer Survey

    Dairy UK is hosting a Johne’s Conference on February 7th 2017 at the Worcester Sixways stadium with the aim of updating farmers, vets and industry with the progress that is being made with Johne’s Control.  Myhealthyherd will be attending and Pete Orpin is leading an interactive session on winning farmer engagement. To help inform this workshop, […]

  • Arla Meetings for Vets

    As part of a drive to increase responsible use of antibiotics, Arla are investing in training both vets and farmers in the skills and knowledge to successfully apply Selective Dry Cow Therapy. Andy Biggs MRCVS , a recognised expert in mastitis control, will deliver a practical workshop focusing on Herd and individual thresholds and criteria […]

  • Pete Orpin is Dairy Vet of the Year!

    The 2016 Cream Awards saw 450 guests, including UK dairy producers, vets, feed merchants, food processors and retailers, gather together to celebrate excellence and innovation throughout the UK dairy industry. And Pete Orpin was awarded the accolade of Dairy Vet of the Year! The judges said that: “Peter Orpin stands out as the kind of […]