New embryo implant service

We are proud to announce that we are now offering embryo implantation service. We have embryo in stock to implant in your cows or we can implant your own embryo. Call day for more information or to book an appointment.

Educational Segments: To Be Integrated With Farm Visits

The present Covid-19 situation is changing the way producers will get the latest information in the dairy industry. As most of you know, our annual Producer meeting had to be cancelled, as well as all the “Dairy Days” and other seminars and conferences that dairy farmers rely on to keep up to date with information. Our role as veterinarians, as well as taking care of your animals, is to help ensure the continuation and integrity of the dairy food supply chain. This puts us in the unique role of being able to share up to date information with our clients when we are doing our farm visits.

Every two weeks (beginning next week), we will present information sheets on topics reviewing or introducing new pertinent management information. The level of knowledge on farms has greatly progressed over the years and the format in our newsletters has been to present information on a general level. The opportunity to discuss this information in detail and to specifically gear this to the particular farm we are visiting, is a very efficient way to educate. Most of this transfer of information will occur at the same time we are completing the veterinary care we were called to do, bringing added value to each veterinary visit.

As an important part of the success of your dairy operation, we will further structure this extension of information and commit to keeping our clients up to date on the latest developments in the industry. There will be added focus on the health and welfare of the animals in food animal operations. The initial series will concentrate on the lameness and comfort aspects that are evaluated in the Cattle Animal Health Assessments. Herd health is more than just pregnancy checking. We have seen some herds that have tried to replace herd visits with DHI pregnancy tests. Unfortunately, this has shown them an increase of days in milk and several aspects of management, especially the replacement rearing, has deteriorated.

There will be preventive and treatment protocols expanded upon for diseases of concern. These will be customised to the particular challenges that are specific to individual farms. Should you have any specific problems that require more immediate attention consultations can be done to address the issue in a more timely manner. Also, any suggestions for topics of interest are welcomed because it is very likely of concern your fellow producers as well.

 

COVID-19: Update March 17th 2020

EMBRUN VETERINARY SERVICES – UPDATE MARCH 17 2020

As we all know, news regarding the Covid-19 pandemic is rapidly changing. With this in mind, Embrun Veterinary Services would like to make clear what our policies are at this time. We are trying to minimise public contact and keep our vets and staff healthy so we can continue to serve you. Embrun Veterinary Services would like to assure our clients that none of the vets nor staff have travelled in the last two weeks. So far we are all healthy and symptom free.

  1. If you require medication – WE WILL DROP IT OFF TO YOU AT NO CHARGE (AS USUAL). Please call or text the office (not the veterinarians) with your order as early in the day as possible and we will get it to you. Text office: 613-917-9621 or call: 613-443-5489
  2. If you feel you absolutely must come to the office, please call beforehand, it will be ready when you arrive.
  3. For farm visits – we will be asking you if anyone has been travelling and returned home within the last two weeks and where they have travelled to. You may be asked to identify the sick animal and not be present when the vet is there. It will be decided case by case. WE WANT TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR ANIMALS – but we also have to be socially responsible and take care of ourselves as well. Be assured, we are all washing and disinfecting everything we touch!

As indicated by the email sent yesterday, the Producer Day has been cancelled and will be planned when everything returns to normal. If there are any questions or suggestions, please let us know. We are all in this together, and together we will overcome all obstacles thrown in our path!

COVID-19: Clinics adjustment

Embrun Veterinary Services would like to inform you of what we are doing to lessen the impact of Covid-19 in our community. With much regret, we have taken the decision to cancel our Producer Meeting. It will be rescheduled when the current health crisis has passed.

The offices in Embrun and Casselman are open and we have and will continually be disinfecting and cleaning the premises. With both you and our staff’s welfare in mind, we are suggesting you call us for medication drop offs. As per our policy, there is no charge for this drop off service. We ask that you call as early as possible to have the same day service. If you decide to come to the clinic for one reason or another, we will be disinfecting as necessary in an attempt to “flatten the curve” of this fast spreading disease.

Please know that you, your families, and your animal’s welfare are our chief concern. If you have any questions, please call us 613-443-5489. We are here to help you through this crisis. There are better times ahead.

Biosecurity training ProAction

Embrun Veterinary Services will be offering training sessions on Biosecurity , the next milestone in the Canadian ProAction program. These teaching sessions will be held at our Casselman office, located at 100 Lafleche Blvd. The following dates are available in English:

 March 5th 2019: 1 PM to 3 PM

March 14th 2019 1 PM to 3 PM

March 19th and 21st 2019:1 PM to 3 PM

March 26th and 28th 2019: 1 PM to 3 PM

 April 1st and 3rd 2019 : 1 PM to 3 PM

April 8th and 10th 2019 1 PM to 3 PM

To reserve your place or for more information, please contact our office by phone 613-443-5489 or email: office@embrunfarmvet.com. All Ontarian milk producers must meet biosecurity requirements by September 1st 2019. Please be advised that these training sessions are not mandatory. We are offering them in collaboration with DFO to help prepare the Ontario milk producer with regards to Biosecurity and related animal care and welfare elements.