West Bar Veterinary Hospital
19 West Bar, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9SA
Telephone us (24 hours) on: 01295 262 332

Farm and Smallholder Newsletters

We produce a monthly newsletter for our farm clients containing updates and seasonal advice. Below are the newsletters from the past 12 months to read or download, if you would like to sign up to receive our newsletter by email please contact the office on 01295 759191 or email farmoffice@westbarvets.uk.


  • December 2017: Antibiotic use, forage analysis and ewe nutrition
  • January 2018: Calf health, sheep pregnancy scanning and sheep clostridial vaccination
  • February 2018: Cattle abortion, ewe body condition scoring and preparation for lambing
  • March 2018: #ColostrumIsGold campaign – all you need to know about colostrum
  • April 2018: Cattle abortion, husk and worming sheep at lambing time
  • May 2018: Bovine TB update, cattle turnout and coccidiosis
  • June 2018: Flies, calf scours, sheep vaccinations and 8 week lamb weights
  • July 2018: Cattle eye problems, dairy calf housing, sheep scab
  • August 2018: Summer mastitis, Farm Assurance update, ram MOTs and sheep EBVs
  • September 2018: Pain relief in farm animals, flunixin update and quarantine practices
  • October 2018: Calf health and pneumonia, TB tests, tupping and bluetongue detected in UK
  • November 2018: IBR, autumn worming lambs, orf survey and SHAWG conference date
  • December 2018: BVD Free, TB testing, RUMA update, Flock Health Club update
  • January 2019: Pelvic scoring, preparation for calving, sheep scanning, Maedi-Visna and Johne’s disease


We also produce a quarterly smallholders newsletter, below are the smallholder newsletters from the past year.


  • March 2017: Lambing/kidding and avian influenza
  • July 2017: Blowfly strike, worms and prescription visits
  • January 2018: Sheep vaccinations, winter feeding of ewes and worms in poultry