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    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

    Clinical case: Calf Hernia Operation

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy ** WARNING - GRAPHIC IMAGES ** Hernias in calves can be fairly common diagnosis. A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal muscle walls which allows fat and occasionally abdominal contents, such as the intestines, to poke through and sit … 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

    CALLING ALL CAMELID OWNERS

    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

    AHDB calls farmers to #Shoutaboutthesire

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Abii Dowdy With only 23 per cent of sires currently registered on passports, AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging farmers to start recording to improve profitability and boost competitiveness. Launching at this year’s British Cattle Breeders Conference, AHDB’s ‘Shout about the sire’ … 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

    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
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