Afon vet practice in one form or another has been providing a farmstock service to the surrounding countryside for over the last eighty years. We cover the Neath, Swansea, Afan, Llynfi valleys and along the M4 corridor in between. We have always taken a proactive approach to our farm businesses and many of our clients families have been with us for generations. We are members of Iechyd da which is the delivery body for delivering TB testing in South Wales.
All of our farm work team is based in Neath SA11 3HH and this is our main site for collection of medicines, although items can also be collected at our Pontardawe branch SA8 4EN (open Monday-Friday).
We have active meeting program and deliver Lantra approved training on farm animal health matters as well as meetings on topical issues. Our regular newsletter written by us, is sent out to all farm clients throughout the year.
The Practice is a member of the NADIS surveillance program and our clients can receive free online monthly parasite updates on sheep and cattle health, including nematodirus risk, fluke risk and fly strike risk levels.
We have a small stable block at the Neath surgery which provides examination facilities for small farmstock together with hospitalisation and overnight accommodation for farm stock under veterinary supervision if required, with full access for stock vehicles on site.
In our Practice lab we carry out blood testing health profiles on farm animals,wool testing for sheep scab and pathogen testing on calf and lamb scour samples. We work closely with our local apha lab in Carmarthen for post mortem work, and the SAC labs in Scotland carry out the majority of our indepth blood testing analysis work
We aim to provide our clients with a full farm practice service offering all the work typically associated with large animal practice with a strong emphasis on preventative medicine and focussing onimproving animal production, these include:
- Animal health plans with herd/flock performance reviews
- Annual medicine reviews for WLBP including antibiotic useage analysis
- Bull fertility testing service
- Ram fertility testing service
- Faecal egg counting testing for flocks and herds to determine worm burden status and testing for wormer effectiveness.