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    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Due to the uncertainty of the UK’s potential exit from the European Union on the 29th March 2019, we have received an email from SureFarm Ltd. who provide Tuberculosis diagnostics to vet practices across the UK.   They are recommending … Continue reading

    Biosecurity fact sheet

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Following the recent Equine Influenza outbreaks in the UK, we have put together a biosecurity fact sheet so our clients can help to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading various diseases. Please click the link below and feel free … Continue reading


    Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy As many of you will be aware there have been a number of recent outbreaks of Equine Influenza in parts of Europe and the UK. There has now been a reported case of Influenza in Leicestershire as of 3:30pm this … Continue reading

    obesity in pets

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Pet obesity is a serious problem in the UK with many pets being classed as ‘over ideal’ on the body condition score chart.  Obesity can have a detrimental effect on pet health and increases chances of developing conditions such as … Continue reading Tagged , , ,


    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy ** Rather than pictures please roll to the bottom of this page to watch Steven's orthopaedic case unfold at our Towcester clinic. ** This horse presented for a lameness examination following an accident during transportation. On examination the horse was … Continue reading

    AHDB calls farmers to #Shoutaboutthesire

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy With only 23 per cent of sires currently registered on passports, AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging farmers to start recording to improve profitability and boost competitiveness. Launching at this year’s British Cattle Breeders Conference, AHDB’s ‘Shout about the sire’ … Continue reading

    Please be vigilant with your rabbits!

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Following a recent outbreak in the UK, we would ask that clients consider vaccinating their rabbits against RVHD2 (type-two rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease). This disease is highly contagious, carried by both wild and domesticated rabbits and it is often symptomless … Continue reading

    Towcester Vets Open Day fundraising total

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy On Sunday 16thSeptember 2018, Towcester Veterinary Centre held a charity open day at our Towcester Vets practice. We wanted to raise as much money as possible for both Pawprints Dog Rescue and Alzheimers Research UK.   Pawprints UK started off … Continue reading

    Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy The gorgeous Dexter came in last week for a nose job- which, in this case, was not for cosmetic purposes! As is common with many brachycephalic dogs and cats, Dexter suffers from a condition known as BOAS- brachycephalic obstructive airway … Continue reading


    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Gut worms are causing lambs some serious problems at the moment - the exceptionally dry summer meant the pastures had very low burdens and any youngsters grazing were not able to develop their usual immunity to these worms. The wet … Continue reading
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