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Posted: Friday 14 January, 2011

by Rosemary at 12:34pm in Smallholding Comments closed

After ten years of smallholding and seven of keeping livestock, we had our first visit from Animal Health today. Actually, that's not true, when I think about it - they tested my sheep flock for toxoplasmosis and brucellosis a few years ago. But this was our first "real" visit.

The officer who came was very helpful, very knowledgeable and even gave us some suggestions for the website. I took him round all our stock, the feedstore and we discussed paperwork and current issues. To be honest, it was a pleasure, once I got over the initial "jellylegs".

The good thing is that I now know someone in the Perth office, who also knows me - rather than simply phonecalls - so if I have a problem that I think he can help with, I'll have no hesitation picking up the phone to him.

He was at great pains to point out that, although they have a regulatory function (which they do take very seriously), they are more than happy to offer advice and guidance as a preventative measure.

So learn to love your Animal Health Officer!

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