Posted 14th September by Peter Byrne
A farm vet from Midlands based Scarsdale Vets is showcasing an innovative way of using art to illustrate bovine anatomy at the 2017 UK Dairy Day, an annual event which takes place on Wednesday 13 September at the Telford Centre, Shropshire
The Scarsdale Vets team is led by Carolyn Baguley, and will host a stand at the annual farming event, using non-toxic and water soluble paint on two Holstein calves to help farmers to understand what lies beneath the surface of their animals' bodies.
The team will be painting various parts of the calves bodies to highlight key areas which are beneficial to farmers and livestock owners to fully understand to identify the problem.
The focus will be on the calves' musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and internal organs, areas which are prone to problems such as nerve damage, pneumonia or bloated stomachs.
Carolyn Baguley, Senior Farm Assistant at Scarsdale Veterinary Group, commented: "At Scarsdale we work with over 90 dairy farms and several hundred beef farms which are run by very knowledgeable farmers, but many have experienced various problems with their cattle. Through our painting, we want to raise awareness of bovine anatomy, enabling farmers to use knowledge gained from our live demonstration in the day to day management of their herds. Educating about anatomy and preventative health issues will help to increase the overall health of their livestock, and it’s fantastic that we can do this visually."
Image courtesy of Scarsdale Vet