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    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

    SEASONAL ALERT

    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

    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
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