Friday, 22 September 2017 - 5:09pm

Bart was recently treated out at our Wolfgar Clinic. He has a troublesome Sarcoid, near his wither, that was being rubbed by his saddle.

Bart was sedated and local anaesthetic applied to the area.  A surgical laser was used to remove the Sarcoid. The surgery took less than 5 minutes!

Very quickly Bart was back in his stable eating his haynet. He will now have a few weeks rest to allow his skin to heal. 

Keep checking back for photos of his progress!

Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 11:29am

£300 million annually - This is the estimated cost of liver fluke to the UK agricultural industry.

Liver fluke can result in:

  • Reduced weight gain
  • Reduced milk production
  • Decreased feed conversion ratio
  • Reduced fertility
  • Young stock fail to thrive
  • Death of animals
  • Poor welfare

Cattle are more commonly affected by the chronic form of this disease. Whereas acute disease results from mass...

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 5:14pm

It certainly feels like winter is on its way this week! Many horse owners have started to dig out winter rugs, so if you are tempted to start rugging, you may be interested in the following advice from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, Edinburgh.

- Horses and ponies that are obese, unclipped and live out do not require a rug! Use winter to your advantage – allowing your horse to use their fat reserves to keep warm will help weight loss and dramatically reduce the laminitis risk next...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 4:09pm

As you may already know, MilkSure is an industry initiative, aimed at reducing the number of bulk tank failures and demonstrating the responsible use of antibiotics within the dairy industry.

It takes the form of training 2 training sessions, delivered by our farm vets.  

  • The first section is based around the use of antibiotics, withdrawal periods (including for cascade use) and causes of bulk tank failures.
  • The second...
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 1:59pm

Ruth recently attended a really interesting talk and farm walk with New Zealand vet, Neil Chesterton, organised by AHDB Dairy.  A couple of clients attended too, but thought we could use this newsletter to pass on some key points.

Neil Chesterton is recognised as one of the experts on lameness, particularly in pasture based systems, and his advice is relevant to any system where cows graze at least part of the time. The main causes of lameness they see are white line...

Monday, 11 September 2017 - 4:15pm

Controlling fleas is a challenge, particularly in multi-pet households and with flea infestations a year round threat, it’s important that you treat all pets in the household regularly to deny fleas the opportunity to survive and breed.

Why not take advantage of a parasite consultation with us? We can review your pet’s lifestyle and parasite control history, look for signs of flea activity and check its skin for signs of Flea Allergy Dermatitis. With our knowledge of the latest...

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 5:27pm

During the next couple of months, we are running a campaign to help owners recognise signs of heart problems in cats and dogs, and urging you to seek prompt attention.  Heart disease affects around 10% of cats and dogs in the UK.  Early detection is a major factor in helping to manage the condition and increase life expectancy.

Heart problems sadly affect pets as well as people. However, heart disease in pets tends to result from problems with the heart valves and muscles, rather than...

Monday, 4 September 2017 - 6:28pm

Molly is a 4 year old English Springer Spaniel who started on the Specific S.H.A.P.E campaign in February.

Molly attended regular weight clinics with one of our nurses, Ali, and Molly has lost an amazing 5kg! 

She started the campaign weighing 20.1kg, but with careful food management, using the Specific Weight Reduction Diet, attending regular weight clinics and hard work from her owner, Molly now weighs 15.1kg.

She has also lost 15cm from her waist, 12cm from around her...

Friday, 25 August 2017 - 3:29pm

These two cheeky chaps came in recently for castration, both were very well behaved and recovered quickly post operatively.

Here is 'their day at the vets' in pictures - we hope you enjoy!


Sugar gliders are marsupials native to New Guinea and Australia. In the wild they live in open forest, love to climb and are nocturnal.

They can glide up to 50 metres using a special gliding membrane which runs from their wrists to their...

Friday, 25 August 2017 - 11:41am

As part of our pre tuppling series, we focus on teaser rams.

Vasectomised rams (which are therefore infertile but produce testosterone) can be used to synchronise ewes and to encourage ewes early in their breeding season to cycle. Surgery needs to be conducted at least 6 weeks before the teaser ram goes in with the ewes.

Please contact the surgery for further information 01363 772860.