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    TOXIC TREATS

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy We understand that as your dog is part of the family, it is only right that they should open a gift on Christmas morning. With the influx of Christmas-themed toys, treats and stockings available to purchase, it’s important that owners … Continue reading

    Look after your vaccines so they can look after your stock!

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Vaccines do a wonderful job protecting our animals from a variety of diseases and are a worthwhile investment to ensure the health of your herd or flock. However, it makes sense to protect this investment by making sure you look … Continue reading

    Firework season: how to help your horse!

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Even the most bombproof of ponies can be scared by fireworks and with Bonfire night fast approaching it is important we are prepared to keep our horses as calm as possible. Take a look at our top tips below and … Continue reading

    How to stamp out lameness in your flock

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Lameness is one of the biggest costs to the sheep farmer in the UK. Our team has written this article to help producers understand the reasons why their flock could be suffering and to highlight measures to help reduce the … Continue reading

    Arthritis & your pets

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Many pet owners in the UK own older pets. Whether these are dogs, cats, rabbits or exotics, once our pets start to go grey, we need to monitor their health more closely to pick up on problems that may be … Continue reading

    Pyometra – how can you protect your dog?

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy Pyometra (also known as ‘Pyo’) is a condition affecting female dogs that requires urgent veterinary attention, without this your dog’s life is at risk. Pyo is an infection of the uterus caused by E.coli, a bacteria found in your dog’s … Continue reading

    Preventative healthcare against parasites!

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Take a look at our latest article on how preventative treatments can help to keep your whole family safe from infection. A parasite is an organism that lives in or on another animal and benefits from depriving them of nutrients. … Continue reading

    Nose bleeds – what you need to know!

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Have you ever arrived at the yard to find your horse has had a nose bleed? If so, don't panic! Our vet Philip has pulled together lots of information to help you understand why this could have happened and what … Continue reading

    Help protect the UK from African Swine Fever

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy We need to be vigilant with our animals to avoid the introduction of African Swine Fever to the UK; a disease that has killed millions of pigs worldwide. A new campaign which has been welcomed with open arms from the … Continue reading

    Clinical Case: Eye Enucleation

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy We were recently involved in a case that required the eye to be removed from a cow. The farmer had noticed a slow growing tumour developing at the corner of the eye over a period of weeks. We took the … Continue reading
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