In case of Emergency please phone: Pets: 01422 354999       Equine/Farm: 01422 354106

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Mastitis is an important clinical problem on any farm. In the individual cow, the problem is painful and can be life-threatening. On a herd level, mastitis can be a cause of financial loss and reduced productivity.

Our team of Veterinary Surgeons are well placed to offer advice on treatment and prevention of the condition. We are able to deal with clinical cases in individual cows and advise on a herd level. For herds with mastitis problems, we are able to offer an investigation service.




We are able to treat individual lame cows and offer advice on lameness prevention on a herd level.




Our ambulatory vets are able to carry out a range of bovine-surgeries, including dehorning, disbudding, displaced abomasums and caesarean sections.




Our Services

Cattle - Fertility

Hird and Partners are able to offer pregnancy diagnosis by manual palpation and ultrasound scanning. We are able to assist in the diagnosis of problems relating to sub-fertility and infectious diseases that may present as lowered fertility on a herd level.

We can offer assistance should this be needed at the time of calving and are able to perform caesarean sections should this be required.

Services for your Llamas

Services we offer:

  •   Castration
  •     Dentistry
  •     Vaccination
  •     Foot trimming

Services we offer:

  •     Individual and flock advice
  •     Lameness diagnosis and treatment
  •     Assistance with lambings (including  
  •     Advice on vaccination and worming
Herd Health plans are available

Herd health plans were introduced to improve animal health and welfare, reduce the incidence of on-farm disease and prevent introduction of new infections.

Working with individual farms, we are able to identify possible disease risks and reasons for reduced productivity, for example mastitis or lameness. This allows us to formulate and help

implement a herd health plan, including strategies for disease control and prevention, including possible vaccination regimes.

At Hird and Partners, we have invested in dedicated BCVA software for the purposes of constructing herd health plans. Our experienced team are also able to offer advice on all areas of disease control and prevention.

BCVA Herd Health Planning

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Contact Us

Small Animals King Street Practice

2 King Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1SR

Small animal: 01422 354999

Farm/Equine: 01422 354106


Shelf Equine Hospital

Lower Giles Hill Farm, Giles Hill Lane, Shelf, Halifax,
West Yorkshire, HX3 7TW

Tel: 01274 601534



Small Animals

52 Oldham Road, Ripponden, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DP

Tel: 01422 823312     Fax: 01422 822732


Unit 2D, Walsden Industrial Estate, Rochdale Road, Walsden, West Yorkshire, OL14 6UD

Tel: 01706 810271     Fax: 01706 818841


Sheffield Equine Clinic

Howarth Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 4NB

Tel: 01709 911900


Hird and Partners LLP - Cheshire

 Chowley 7, Chowley Oak Business Park,
Chowley Oak Lane, TATTENHALL, Cheshire, CH3 9GA

Tel: 01829 708222


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