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SARA in Dairy Cows
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 3:04pm
What is SARA? SARA, or Subacute Ruminal Acidosis, is a prolonged and repeated period of abnormally low rumen pH. Rumen pH fluctuates during any...
Equine Case Study: Epithelial Iris Cyst
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:57pm
This case was a 9 year old Arab gelding who was presented to the vet because the owner noticed a problem with his vision in the right eye. The...
Complications in Lambing
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:50pm
We’re into the New Year and the days are getting longer (slowly), and for many that means lambing is upon you. With lambing a number of you...
Diabetes: Starvation in Times of Plenty
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:46pm
Diabetes in animals is very similar to the disease in humans. It’s often referred to as ‘Starvation in Plenty’ because your pet will be eating...
Common Dental Diseases in Small Animals
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:45pm
Examining the mouth can tell us a lot about the general health of our pets. As vets we routinely look in and around the mouth every time we...
How to Spot & Treat Laminitis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:36pm
The laminae are interwoven, sensitive ‘leaves’ of tissue which suspend the pedal bone within the hoof. Laminitis is inflammation of these...
Back on the shelves: Flubenvet (worm treatment for chickens, geese & turkeys)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:18pm
Flubenvet 1% Medicated Premixture (60g) is back on the shelves! This very useful product allows the simple, in-feed treatment of Chickens,...
 What should you do if you find a stray cat?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 2:16pm
Imagine there’s a cat you’ve never seen before which is constantly hanging around your front door, crying for food and affection; a big butch...
Choosing a Bull
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:26am
Purchasing a bull can be an expensive process, but the value that he brings to your herd can be worth far more than his initial cost. It is...
Cancer in Pets
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:21am
The word ‘cancer’ strikes fear into the heart of many pet owners, and unfortunately it’s something we see all too commonly. However, if caught...
The horrible world of ticks! Know your facts
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:19am
I think everyone who has seen a tick elicits the same response. It starts at the face with a grimace akin to very bad smell in the room...
Border Disease (Hairy Shaker Disease)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:16am
Studies have shown that at least one third of sheep flocks have been exposed to the virus which causes Border Disease, also known as Hairy...
Benefits of Data Collection in Suckler Herds
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:11am
The recording and analysis of data on beef suckler herd performance may take some time, but it does enable the root causes of any production...
6 Simple Tips to Help Fearful Dogs
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:09am
A fearful dog can be stressful for everyone. For the friend who just wants to say hello, for another dog who just wants to play and for the...
Thin Ewes and Possible Causes
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 11:06am
In the run up to the main tupping season checking ewe body condition score (BCS) and considering the impact that disease may be having on it is...
Smallholders: What to check your animals for this winter
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:59am
The clocks have turned back, nights are drawing in and the temperature’s dropping. What do I need to check my animals for? With any type of...
6 top tips for new pet owners
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:56am
Did you know that on average a medium-sized dog may cost over £20,000 to care for over the course of its life? Food, vaccinations, insurance...
Poison’s lurking in your pet’s Christmas treat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:54am
With Christmas approaching you’re no doubt looking forward to enjoying all the trimmings that come with it – stuffing, turkey, roast potatoes...
Selective Dry Cow Therapy (SDCT)
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:52am
As many of our dairy farming clients will be aware there is pressure coming from in and outside the industry to reduce antibiotic usage and...
Dangers of Leptospirosis
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:43am
Leptospirosis is now widespread in UK cattle herds. Recent surveys found it in 79% of dairy herds and 63% of beef herds. So what is...
Caring for your Cat
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:38am
Cats are a lot like us. We know that while it is nice being around loving family and friends, we all love a bit of independence from time to...
Obesity in Animals
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:35am
Rising levels of obesity in animals has been a hot topic in recent years, with charities such as the PDSA saying that obese pets have a reduced...
New Year new you, but what about your pets?
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:34am
In recent studies it has shown that almost 50% of cats and dogs are overweight to obese, this has increased over the last few years. So, how...
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 10:32am
Leptospirosis is a widespread bacterial disease that affects dogs, rodents and many other species. It’s transmitted through contact of urine...

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