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    Helping hedgehogs over Summer!

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Once the rainy weather disappears, it is important that we try to help the British wildlife that may be roaming around our gardens over Summer. We have gathered a few simple tips together that you can easily implement into your … Continue reading

    Summer Survival guide for Pet owners

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy With the UK warming up for Summer we thought it would be useful to gather a few tips to keep your pet in top condition: Keeping your pet cool To help your pet keep cool we recommend walking them either … Continue reading

    Pelvic scoring in Heifers

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Heifers are often the most problematic individuals during calving, most commonly due to a mismatch in the size of the calf and the dam’s pelvis. By measuring a heifer’s pelvic area before she is put to the bull we can … Continue reading

    Bull Fertility

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Now is the time to be thinking about performing a bull MOT before he gets to work again. It is estimated that 20% of bulls have reduced semen quality (subfertility) with a further 5-10% being completely infertile. Subfertility can mean … Continue reading

    Pet Loss & Bereavement Support Advisor

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy We are happy to announce that we now have our very own Bereavement Support Advisor. Tessa, one of our Receptionists, has completed a Pet Loss & Bereavement Support Advisor Course through Innovet-CPD Training, as well as completing an 8 week … Continue reading


    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
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