Ultrasonography

Most ladies who experience pregnancy will be familiar with ultrasound scans. In addition to being used in Ante-natal checks, ultrasound is an essential tool in both Domestic and Farm Animal Veterinary Practice. An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a...

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid glands) is a very common disorder of older cats caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid glands, which are situated in the neck. Thyroid hormones regulate many body processes and when too much hormone...

Compulsory Microchipping Rules

With only 2 months to go before the change in law that makes the microchipping of dogs compulsory (The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015), there are still real concerns that thousands of dogs across the region have not been microchipped. From 6 April...

Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is the formal medical name for “key-hole-surgery” within the abdomen. Key-hole (or ‘minimally invasive’) surgery has become commonplace in human surgery with more and more procedures being performed in this manner and, over the last 18 months, we have been...

Storm Desmond

With further torrential rain lashing the area over the last few days, it seems as though the wet weather will never end. While most of us can seek shelter indoors, spare a thought for livestock who have to endure the brunt of all that the weather can throw at them....