• Colostrum – the key to good calf rearing

    Many dairy farmers understand the importance of feeding colostrum to their calves in the first few hours of life.   Each calf is born without immunity to disease and must instead absor... Read More
  • Updated calf regulations

    Over the last few years there has been updates in the animal welfare regulations particularly regarding calves. These were developed to strengthen the rules around young calf welfare.  Sinc... Read More
  • Wound wise

    Wounds are inevitable when keeping horses. Luckily they’re not all as bad. A lot of wounds can be treated by you, the horse owner. As vets we still regularly get called out to wounds that ... Read More
  • Rat bait poisoning

    Beware when you put out the rat bait to get rid of those pesky vermin. Most rat baits have a characteristic green dye, but dogs and cats have poor colour vision and may mistake it for a change of ... Read More
  • Iodine deficiency in sheep

    Iodine-dependent hormones produced by the thyroid gland are essential for growth and development of the foetus, and crucial for the survival of the newborn lamb. The foetus must produce his/her ... Read More
  • Caring for cows with facial eczema at calving

    My cows weren’t affected by facial eczema Often you won’t know how badly affected your cows were by facial eczema (FE) until calving time. FE is a disease of ruminants caused by a ... Read More
  • Age and benefits of de-sexing

    The appropriate age to de-sex your pet doesn’t have a black and white answer. For most pets, the traditional age of six months is likely to be appropriate. In some cases it may be better t... Read More
  • Tetanus in dogs

    Tetanus is – fortunately! – an uncommon problem in dogs. The bacteria which causes tetanus ( clostridium tetani ) can lie dormant in the soil for many years. It usually enters the bo... Read More
  • Fresh vs frozen

    Over the next few months, Totally Vets will be running a trial to test out the effect of a different type of AI straw on conception rates in autumn calving dairy cows.  Over recent years Ta... Read More
  • The value of pet insurance

    A recent case reminded us of the value of insuring our pets from a young age. Casey (not her real name) is a Golden Retriever puppy that we had been seeing for her puppy vaccination course and a... Read More

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