WATCH: Michael Sexton – Vet


The third annual farm veterinary showcase on Snapchat kicked off yesterday (Monday, March 25th)

John Heslin – MSD Animal Health – travelled to Riverview Veterinary Clinic, Bandon, Co. Cork where he provided an insight into the practice’s dedicated night service.

The MSD Animal Health staff members documented Michael Sexton’s and Thomas Skehan’s evening.

Michael is a partner in the small and large animal practice, while Thomas is a final-year Veterinary student at UCD who is completing a 3-week internship at the practice featured as part of the takeover.

Michael outlined the symptoms of a Left Displayed Abomasum (LDA) and performed surgery on a number of cows.

Another Friesian cow from the same herd was experiencing pain and had a unilateral swelling at the base of her neck at the entrance to her chest; the vet removed pus from the abscess and the swelling reduced.

Michael was keen to highlight the importance of good hygiene strategics – washing down walls, floors and gates before and after loading and unloading.

Six-day campaign

The comprehensive campaign – which will run for six days on That’s Farming’s Snapchat account - is brought to you by MSD Animal Health and XLVets; the support of XLVets Skillnet for this initiative is appreciated.

Vets include:

  • Tuesday - Steph Downer – Mulcair Vets, Cappamore, Co. Limerick;

  • Wednesday - Michael O’Connor – O’ Connor Julian, Cashel, Co. Tipperary;

  • Thursday - Pat Carroll – Ormonde Vets, Co. Kilkenny;

  • Friday - Colm McGovern – Glenina Vets, Co. Galway;

  • Saturday - Rachel Brown – Moy Vets, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

More Information

For more information, please see here.

Tune into – thatsfarming – on Snapchat now!

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