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    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

    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

    Red Tractor Updates

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    With lots of our clients belonging to the Red Tractor Scheme we wanted to update you on some of the changes they are bringing in. From the 1st June 2018, all Red Tractor farms MUST have a written, annual livestock … Continue reading

    Paulerspury Vets Opening Tuesday 1st May!

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Small Animal, Surgical on by Kat Mozdzynski

    Exciting news as our Paulerspury Small Animal Clinic, located at the same site as Towcester Equine Vets (Plum Park Farm), is OFFICIALLY opening on Tuesday 1st May 2018! We will be open for bookings from 9am – 10:30am Monday to … Continue reading

    Free uploads for Farmers to BVDFree database

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    English beef and dairy farmers can have their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) test results uploaded to the national BVDFree database without charge until the end of March*. The offer is open to all farmers who are registered with the BVDFree … Continue reading

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    Bird Flu Detected in Wild Birds in Warwickshire

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire. This is the second confirmed finding of the virus in the UK this winter, following the finding in Dorset earlier this month (January 2018). Tests have shown … Continue reading

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    Successful Digit Amputation for Lame Cow!

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    This unfortunate lady had been lame for a few weeks and although her foot had been checked and trimmed to try and correct any problems, she hadn’t improved. When her foot was next examined it was found that the horn … Continue reading

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    TOWCESTER VETERINARY CENTRE’S CHARITY CALENDAR FOR 2018

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal on by Abii Dowdy Following the success of our equine team baring all to raise money for the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance back in 2016, the team decided it was time to strip off again! However, the equine vets were not the only … Continue reading

    Successful First On Farm Meeting For Towcester Vets

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    Towcester Farm Vets were delighted with their first on-farm meeting held in September this year. Hosted by kind permission of George Mayo at Handley Barn, the topic for discussion was ‘Sheep Lameness – Lesion Recognition, Treatment and Control’. The afternoon … Continue reading

    Antimicrobial Resistance Data….What is your usage on Farm?

    Posted in Farm Animal on by Kat Mozdzynski

    The use of antimicrobials, or antibiotics as they are more commonly known, in farming is getting increasing amounts of government and main stream media attention. This is because certain drug classes that we use within farm animal production are also … Continue reading

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