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    Antifreeze poisoning

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy With the weather getting colder and the constant need to de-ice our cars, we want to alert everyone to the danger Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) poses for our pets. Animal poisoning by antifreeze is worryingly common in the winter months as … Continue reading

    News regarding strangles

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy There are a couple of confirmed cases of strangles in the area. Appropriate action has been taken and all outbreaks are fully contained. Strangles is endemic within the population of our horses so sporadic cases are not uncommon. The important … Continue reading

    Raising awareness: African Swine Fever

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy Chief Veterinary Officers are uniting to raise awareness of the risk of African Swine Fever to UK pigs. All vets in the UK play a crucial role in keeping our country free of exotic notifiable diseases, helping to prevent devastating … Continue reading

    Can I take my pet abroad after Brexit?

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Earlier this week the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) advised that if the UK leaves the European Union next year without a deal, from the 30th March 2019 there would be changes to pet owners who wish … Continue reading

    Upcoming firework season

    Posted in Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy The upcoming festive season is quickly approaching and with this comes fireworks; with bonfire night, Christmas and New Years Eve all on the horizon, it is important to take precautions for our pets that may not find the celebrations as … Continue reading

    Vulva wound – *GRAPHIC IMAGES*

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy We were called to examine a mare who was found in the field with some blood on her leg. On closer inspection following sedation Ashley Schofield, the treating vet based at our Onley Equine practice, realised that the blood was … Continue reading

    HEAD WOUND

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Grace's owner discovered that her mare had sustained a nasty wound to her head whilst relaxing in the solarium. As usual with horses the definitive cause of the wound couldn't be established as they can injure themselves on anything! Grace's … Continue reading

    Dental disease in older dogs

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy Basil is a 14 year old, male Parson Russell Terrier. With his increasingly bad breath and noted poor dental health, the decision was made to undergo a general anaesthetic in order to extract the severely affected teeth and to scale … Continue reading

    African Swine Fever

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy ASF is a virus that affects pigs, wild boar, warthogs and American wild pigs and is extremely contagious. Due to the recent identification of the virus in Belgium, we are urging all of our pig owners to ensure they are … Continue reading

    Joint Aid Elite case study

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Lenny, a 21 year old Irish Sport Horse, had been receiving a standard glucosamine supplement in his feed for over a year with no noticeable improvement. Many “off the shelf” supplements don’t contain the correct daily doses of glucosamine; as … Continue reading
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