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Farm Animal Practice
Health planning for beef suckler herds
  1. Tim Bebbington

    Tim Bebbington graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1989 and has worked in mixed and farm animal practice in Devon and Cornwall ever since. His interests include the relationship between dairy cow nutrition and fertility and health. He has a special interest in health plans and has the ‘Good health plans’ software that is currently used by around 60 veterinary practices in the UK.


THE concept of health planning is not new. However, changes in legislation and farm animal practice in recent years makes this a particularly appropriate time to review this area. For the experienced farm or mixed animal practitioner, health planning will be rewarding work. This article discusses how to get started and where to focus attention. It also highlights various opportunities for adding value to health plans for the benefit of farmers and veterinary surgeons alike.

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