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  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 08:52:39 am »
Could the vet not use a Burdizzo with a local anesthetic? That surely must be cheaper.

If I remember correctly, Burdizzo is only legal up to one month on sheep, three on calves. 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Nov 2010
  • Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:31 am »
Hi Sally
I think that is the case without an anaesthetic, but I was suggesting the vet could perhaps do it with an anaesthetic? 


  • Joined Oct 2014
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 10:21:08 pm »
£100 of the fee is the call out and then £45.00 for time with us rest is the 'job' in hand.  I am going to try and negotiate but they know they are the only large animal vets in our area now  :sheep: :sheep: :sheep:


  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 11:31:36 pm »
Ouch... £100 call out fee! For a large animal vet on an elective call out (I.e not an emergency) that is extortionate. That's along the lines of horse vet prices  :yuck:


  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2017, 05:53:14 am »
How far from the surgery is your farm? £100 seems very expensive!

Can't you take the ram to them and let them operate in the trailer? You'd have no call out then?

Marches Farmer

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Herefordshire
Re: Oessant sheep
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2017, 09:23:33 am »
You're in a very expensive part of the country and I've never before heard of a visiting-only vet.  Even so the word "extortionate" springs to mind.


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