March 2024 Newsletter

Exciting News: Our North West Team has moved!

PHS North West has outgrown its current facilities at Manor Court Vets in Tarvin, Cheshire. This month we’re delighted to announce that the North West branch moved on the 1st March to a new site in Tarporley. The new building has been fitted out to provide better post-mortem, laboratory and storage facilities, and improved staff facilities. The new location remains easily accessible for both current clients and prospective clients as it is only 6 miles for the current site in Tarvin and hosts a large accessible carpark. The move is really positive for us and gives us a space for expansion within the North West as well as scope to broaden the range of services we offer, which is very important for the progressive industries that we serve. Our phone line and email remain the same 01829 740639 and

The new address is: PHS Tarporley, Springhill House, Tarporley Business Centre, Nantwich Road, Tarporley, CW6 9UT


Game season 2024

Throughout February and March, PHS hosted several Game Roadshows across the country. During these events, there were talks by PHS Veterinarians, leading nutritionists, animal health experts, industry specialists and many more. Topics discussed included – ‘Why Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Worming Control’ and ‘Water Quality Control’.

There was a great turnout for all events, with some informative discussion during a break where everyone enjoyed the refreshments provided at the venues.

Many thanks to all our sponsors.

Next Game Roadshow is the Wales  & West , held by our Herefordshire Branches

Thursday 21st March at The Falcon Hotel, High Street, Bromyard, Hereford  HR7 4BT

Please arrive promptly at 7.15pm for 7.30 pm start

FREE to attend with food and refreshments provided

You MUST book your space by contacting



Product of the month: AgriCure Chick Gel


Under normal conditions, chicks lose about 4 grams in weight every 24 hours without feed and water. In hot climates this can be more, especially when the vehicles used have little or no environmental control or the time from hatchery to farm is long.  Keeping chicks hydrated, providing them with a rapidly available energy source and early gut protection against zoonotic pathogens (for instance,  Salmonella) and gut wall development are of major importance. Getting the birds off to a good start and achieving a good 7 days bodyweight is critical. The major objective in the first few days of life is to get the chicks eating and drinking.

Agricure Chick Gel is a unique formula developed specially for day-old chicks to provide quick hydration, energy, and early gut protection and development. This product is exclusive to PHS and it has now been successfully used in hatcheries and day-old chicks for years. Its formulation was updated 8 months ago to ensure that it was tailored to the ever-changing needs of the modern-day old chick.

Chick Gel is formulated as a dry stable water-soluble powder and it is very easy to prepare.

For more information, please contact your local PHS poultry vet who will be able to explain its benefits in more detail.

Visit our new laboratory website


You can find all your laboratory submission forms, guides about how to sample and order your sampling kits online at the new laboratory website:

You can also leave feedback on our services through the website or by scanning the  QR code on this page.

Date For Your Diary – 15th – 16th May 2024

At a new location for 2024, NEC Birmingham will host two days of talking, sharing ideas and planning for the year ahead. Come and see us at Stand Hall 12, Stand 721.

For more information and registration please visit


Advertise with us for free

Do you have a vacancy? Or want to sell equipment? Are you struggling to recruit? In Spring 2022, we launched the new PHS ‘Classifieds’ section – an online space for advertising jobs, equipment, services, and more for the poultry and gamebird industry in the UK. Please contact your local PHS branch for more information or to send us your advert. This service is available for free to PHS clients and for a small fee to non-clients.


Social Media

Social media is a great way for us to keep you up to date with what’s going on at PHS. We also like to share the occasional funny post, so if you’re a scroller then look us up! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter (@Poultryvets), and LinkedIn.

Our new Promo code!