Tel: 01751 472204 
Email: enquiries@eastgatevetcentre.co.uk 

BEEF CATTLE  

Our beef clients include pedigree breeders, commercial suckler herds and fattening units. We have close links with the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England , part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). We hold farmer meetings on a regular basis.  
 
Our lead bovine vet Helen has a keen interest in the beef industry and has her own herd of 50 suckler cows. 
Disease prevention 
 
As a practice we firmly believe in preventative medicine. We have many herds on regular vaccination protocols for respiratory disease, BVD, Leptospirosis and IBR.  
 
We have several herds signed up to disease eradication programmes following the CHeCKS accreditation schemes. We can also test the disease status of stock before and after showing and sales. 
 
Fertility work 
 
We offer: 
 
pregnancy diagnosis 
bull breeding examinations including full semen examination 
synchronisation in preparation for Artificial Insemination (AI) or embryo transfer 
 
Bovine caesareans 
 
It is our practice protocol for a vet to have an assistant (Vet or nurse) to perform caesarian operations at any time of day or night. Speed is of the essence when dealing with these situations. If there are complications we can manage them much more efficiently with two pairs of hands. 
All of our caesareans receive a post-operative check 3 days after the operation to monitor both the cow and calf. 
 
Calf health 
 
We regularly investigate outbreaks of pneumonia and scours. We can carry out farm visits to include ventilation and housing assessments. At the practice we can hospitalise calves which require intravenous fluid therapy or intensive care. 
Beef Cattle Factsheets 
 
Download one of our free information sheets by clicking the link below 
 
For more information please contact us by telephone 
(24 Hour Emergency Service):  
 
Tel: 01751 472204 | Fax: 01751 477489 
Email: enquiries@eastgatevetcentre.co.uk