Lambing Season

Spring is always an exciting time in a Mixed Veterinary Practice and this spring has been no exception at Donaldson’s Vets. Pet owners visiting our surgeries are often surprised to see Landrovers and pickups backed up to the surgery door and are even more surprised...

Lambing Time

I just love caring for animals. From a very young age, I always wanted to be a Vet and I always dreamed of living on a farm.   After nearly 20 years in Veterinary Practice, I still get a buzz from my job and, although I do not live on a farm, we do have a...

Sheep in Winter

How many times, over the last couple of weeks, have you heard someone comment on how cold it is? Invariably, the person who has been out in the snow and ice has been wearing several layers of clothing and thick boots. Well spare a thought for the region’s livestock...

Maggots

A couple of weeks ago in this column, I discussed the risks of blowfly strike at this time of the year. Over the last few weeks, we have seen several severe cases and so, in an attempt to raise awareness of the awful condition and the distressing consequences, I would...

Post-lambing Report

Spring definitely feels to be just around the corner and at Donaldson’s Vets that means one thing – Lambing Time. During the day, there is a steady procession of sheep brought to the surgery in the back of Land Rovers and Pickups for help with lambing and the...
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