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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - 9:07am
It’s not commonly known that horses, like cats, have a third eyelid. When something like a twig approaches the eye they contract the muscles...
Monday, 9 January 2017 - 2:31pm
Understanding calf temperature In the first week of life a calf is likely to spend extra energy trying to keep warm below an air temperature of...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:41am
Ulceration of the equine eye is a common condition. The position of the equine eye, its marked inflammatory response to injury and the flighty...
Friday, 6 January 2017 - 9:30am
Choke is a relatively common condition in the horse that occurs when the horse’s oesophagus (the tube that takes food from the back of the...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 4:53pm
The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu. Read avian influenza (bird flu) in winter...
Thursday, 5 January 2017 - 9:24am
Local farm conditions may change, consult your Severn Edge Vet. Effective worm control should be part of your veterinary health plan. For the...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:34pm
Ovine Abortion With the festive season behind us it means many of you will be starting lambing – unfortunately as always this means you may...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 - 3:31pm
The following has been received from APHA: “On 21st December 2016 Schmallenberg virus was confi rmed by PCR as the cause of abortion on four...
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 9:30am
Colleagues in the SRUC Crop Clinic have highlighted an increased risk of ergot contamination of cereals following the cool, wet conditions...
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 - 12:33pm
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), also known as viral haemorrhagic disease or calici virus is a fatal disease found in the UK. Both outdoor...
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 3:19pm
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have issued the following warning regarding AVIAN INFLUENZA PREVENTION ZONES DECLARED The Chief...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:37am
Veterinary associations are leading calls for livestock and horse owners to take precautionary measures to protect their animals from flooding...
Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 10:20am
Cattle health schemes are an industry tool that aim to control and eradicate non-statutory diseases within the UK cattle herd. There are...
Christmas Hazards
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 2:50pm
Tis the season to be jolly! Winter and Christmas time brings joy to man and pet alike, but there are some festive risks that every pet owner...
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 10:50am
English cattle farmers have until the end of the year to benefit from free uploads of BVD test results to the BVDFree England database. The...
PGE in sheep
Monday, 14 November 2016 - 12:01pm
Despite the current run of fantastic weather it appears that conditions this autumn have again been favourable for parasitic gastroenteritis in...
Friday, 11 November 2016 - 10:52am
Prince's Farm Resilience Programme The Prince’s Countryside Fund is offering free essential and practical business workshops and support to...
Liver Fluke
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 4:54pm
You may have received warnings about liver fluke recently from the likes of the NSA, SCOPS or in the farming press. This is especially...
Update to our Equine Planned Visit Scheme (WV16)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 4:01pm
You asked, we listened! Due to popular demand our Planned Visit Scheme will now be visiting WV16 post codes on Monday instead of Wednesdays,...
Down to the wire - an unusual food item
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:54pm
Billy became a little unwell a week ago with a stomach upset and was a little lethargic. A day or two prior to that he had been taken on a walk...
The danger of a sweet treat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:40pm
As the festive season begins we are all snacking on that little sweet treats we all love, Chocolate! However chocolate might be tasty to your...
Case Study: Bull Fertility Testing
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:26pm
An infertile or sub-fertile bull can be catastrophic to a herd. Whether you have a single bull or rotate several bulls, the impact of one sub-...
Understanding Ewe Nutrition
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:23pm
Nutrition hugely affects all aspects of sheep health and production. Poor nutrition has negative effects on ovulation rate, early embryonic...
Equine Case Study: Too Many Teeth
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:19pm
Deciduous Teeth: Case Study with Blossom As veterinary surgeons, we are sometimes presented with horses’ mouths that have extra teeth or teeth...

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