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    ABOUT ANDY HAYES BVetMed MRCVS

    Joined Towcester Veterinary Centre in 1991 and now a partner, Andy was instrumental in setting up the six vet team at the equine clinic at Plum Park.


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    LIVER DISEASE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy Like in humans, signs of liver disease are not usually seen until there is a significant decrease in liver function (70-80%). Sometimes we only see general unspecific signs of sickness and it is not until we do further testing that … Continue reading

    Laser surgery for equine tumour and sarcoid removal.

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy

    The carbon dioxide laser used to removed equine tumours and sarcoids at our clinic is a powerful and highly accurate laser which is approved  for human tumour removal. Its use in sarcoid removal is associated with over a 90% success … Continue reading

    New Stallion Facilities at Towcester Equine Vets

    New Stallion Facilities at Towcester Equine Vets

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy

    These purpose built facilities are for the collection of semen for fresh, chilled and frozen processing. In 2015 the semen will not be exportable but dependent on demand we may seek DEFRA approval for 2016 for EU export. We have … Continue reading

    What is Mud Fever?

    Posted in Equine on by Andy

    Mud Fever (or pastern dermatitis) is essentially a skin infection, caused by a variety of different bacteria and fungi. Typical signs include scabbing, pain, swellings, discharge and ulcerated areas in the skin. More severe cases can progress to lameness and … Continue reading

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    What is choke?

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy

    Choke is defined as an obstruction in your horse’s oesophagus. This runs down the neck from the pharynx/throat just above the jugular groove, travels through the chest before entering the stomach in the abdomen. Therefore, as you can see, it … Continue reading

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    Take the worry out of worming

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy

    To ensure all year round, targeted worm control for your horse we have created the Towcester Veterinary Centre Strategic Worming Plan. An effective strategic worming programme for your horse is about more than just worming, and considers all the factors … Continue reading

    Service improvements

    Posted in Equine on by Andy

    We are making some big changes to improve the services we provide to you and your horse. You may have already seen some evidence of what we are doing in the form of vets carrying iPads when they visit. This … Continue reading

    Beatrix Isla Sheldon

    Baby Sheldon number two has arrived!

    Posted in Equine on by Andy

    It’s another filly! Congratulations to Alice & Mike Sheldon who have welcomed their new baby daughter into the world. Beatrix Isla Sheldon was born on 12th May at 6.50am, pictured here with proud sister Matilda.

    Towcester Veterinary Centre Charity Gala Ball

    Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Andy

    TICKETS are now available  for our TVC Charity Gala Ball. Join us to celebrate the growth and success of the Equine Clinic at Plum Park over the last 10 years. We are hosting a fantastic evening at Plum Park Hotel, … Continue reading

    Equine Flu Confirmed near Wellingborough

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Andy

      A case of equine flu has been confirmed near Wellingborough today. Equine influenza has a maximum incubation period of 3 days and affected horses can then shed the virus for up to 11 days. In recent outbreaks vaccination has … Continue reading

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