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    Covid-19: PRACTICE UPDATE

    Posted in Equine, Farm Animal, Horses, Small Animal, Surgical on by Abii Dowdy Firstly, we want to thank all of our clients for continuing to support all departments of Towcester Veterinary Centre during such a strange time. During lockdown, we followed government guidelines, with the advice of our governing body, to ensure the … Continue reading

    Equine asthma

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Equine asthma is now the collective term used to describe respiratory disorders otherwise known as COPD, IAD, RAO or heaves.  The terminology is related to its clinical, histological and functional features as well as its similarities to human asthma. It … Continue reading

    Firework season: how to help your horse!

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Even the most bombproof of ponies can be scared by fireworks and with Bonfire night fast approaching it is important we are prepared to keep our horses as calm as possible. Take a look at our top tips below and … Continue reading

    Nose bleeds – what you need to know!

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Have you ever arrived at the yard to find your horse has had a nose bleed? If so, don't panic! Our vet Philip has pulled together lots of information to help you understand why this could have happened and what … Continue reading

    How to Spot Gastric Ulcers in your Horse

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Has your horse’s behaviour changed? Are they sensitive around their girth area? Do they get stressed easily? If so, take a look at the tips below on how to spot if your horse could be suffering from Equine Gastric Ulcer … 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

    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

    Biosecurity fact sheet

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy Following the recent Equine Influenza outbreaks in the UK, we have put together a biosecurity fact sheet so our clients can help to reduce the risk of introducing and spreading various diseases. Please click the link below and feel free … Continue reading

    EQUINE INFLUENZA OUTBREAK

    Posted in Equine, Horses, Uncategorized on by Abii Dowdy As many of you will be aware there have been a number of recent outbreaks of Equine Influenza in parts of Europe and the UK. There has now been a reported case of Influenza in Leicestershire as of 3:30pm this … Continue reading

    ORTHOPAEDIC WORKUP

    Posted in Equine, Horses on by Abii Dowdy ** Rather than pictures please roll to the bottom of this page to watch Steven's orthopaedic case unfold at our Towcester clinic. ** This horse presented for a lameness examination following an accident during transportation. On examination the horse was … Continue reading
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