For an idea of the emergencies The Stewartry Veterinary Practice deals with, hurry over to BBC iPlayer and watch Series 2, Episode 10 of the hugely popular BBC series This Farming Life where one of our vets, Graham Bell, can be seen performing open stomach surgery on a dairy cow in a barn! One of the cow's four stomachs had "floated" to the top of its body and needed to be brought back "down to earth" by Graham, with the help of farmer Aylett Roan of Barnbarroch Farm's Roan's Dairy near Dalbeattie. Aylett's son and daughter were watching happily, gaining inspiration for a future career perhaps!
(November 2017: For more information on This Farming Life and until such times as Episode 10 of Series 2 becomes available on iPlayer, check here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096p9gj)
Our fully qualified and dedicated team aim to offer the highest quality animal care and a responsive service when you need us. For more information or to book an appointment, call 01556 502263 today.
Please note: The law requires anyone keeping cattle to report every abortion or premature calving to their vet or local animal health office. An abortion or premature calving is defined as “an abortion or calving which takes place less than 271 days after service or 265 days after implantation or transfer of an embryo, whether the calf is born dead or alive.”