News & Advice

What good pet nutrition looks like and why it’s important

February 21st, 2024

Responsible Pet Ownership month has the team at Towcester Veterinary Centre excited about pet nutrition and how to get it right! Read more here.

Why neutering is the responsible choice for cat owners in Northamptonshire

February 14th, 2024

In this article, our team will explore why and how cat neutering benefits both individual cats and the larger feline population.

Why dog neutering is a must on the cusp of puppy season

February 7th, 2024

Have a read of Towcester Veterinary Centre’s advice on dog neutering and how to avoid unwanted litters this puppy season.

Post Movement TB testing

February 6th, 2024

We are now undertaking regular post movement testing for clients after the new rules came in in August 2023. All animals moving from higher incidence areas of England and from Wales into the annual surveillance areas of the Edge Area require post movement TB testing 60-120 days after their arrival. This affects farms in Northamptonshire […]

Fly Control Products

February 6th, 2024

Following our successful talk in November on alternative fly control, we are pleased to announce we are now able to sell fly buckets and bait traps from Bestico. Fly traps are an alternative to using pour on or spot on products which can have a negative effect on the beneficial insect populations during the summer. […]

Mastitis sampling project

February 6th, 2024

APHA is undertaking a ewe mastitis bacteriology project during the 2023/2024 lambing season. The aim of the project is to improve surveillance of the different bacteria causing mastitis in ewes and to provide antimicrobial resistance data. In addition, samples will also be used to provide surveillance for other organisms that may play a role in […]

Nematodirus battus, keep an eye on the forecast this spring…

February 6th, 2024

Nematodirus is a worm that can cause sudden death and significant growth reductions in lambs. It is different to other worms because the larvae survive within the egg on the pasture, allowing infection to pass from one lamb crop to the next year’s lamb crop. This means pasture that had ewes and lambs on in […]

Further Bluetongue Update

February 6th, 2024

A case of the notifiable disease, Bluetongue was confirmed in a cow near Canterbury, Kent, on 11 November, following routine testing. As of 4th Feb, there have now been 83 Bluetongue cases on 44 premises in Kent and Norfolk. Most cases have been in cattle but some have been found in sheep. Until recently all […]

Emergency preparation for pet owners in Northamptonshire

January 21st, 2024

Emergency kits, nutrition, shelter and more… what you need to think about ‘in case of emergency’ for pets this winter.

Winter paw care: protect dogs in from road salt

January 14th, 2024

Dehydration and digestive issues are just two of the risks associated with rock salt ingestion in dogs. Learn more in our article.

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