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Health and Safety during TB Testing

  Whilst flicking through the farming press in an attempt to put off having to write this blog post, I came across some unsettling recent statistics from the Health and Safety Executive, revealing farming to be the ‘Most dangerous profession in the UK’. 27 fatalities at work were reported in 2016/2017, with the number of…

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Those More Unusual Sheep Patients

Last week was a very unusual week for me. Just one small tracer TB test in the whole week! So I got the chance to see different things during the week, I even saw a few sheep, yay! Usually, we only see sheep in the lambing season or if a few sheep in the flock…

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Fleas, Tickes and Worms… Oh my!

  It was once thought that parasite problems were a seasonal thing. But year on year it is becoming more apparent that parasites do not mind what time of year it is, especially if they have a nice warm environment to live in and an unwilling Host to feed on. Whether it’s Fleas, Ticks, Mites…

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A Tale of a Problematic Tooth

  Winston (seen above) is a very cute Daschund puppy, currently weighing just 2.8kg He has a slight dental malocclusion: his lower jaw is shorter than the upper, and this has resulted in his lower right temporary puppy tooth being in an abnormal position. In this case, it has started to rub the tooth above…

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Burns’ Pups on Parade @Picton Castle

We were the vets in attendance for the Pups on Parade dog show held over the weekend at Picton Castle. It’s always lovely to be out and about and see some familiar and some new faces. There were eight classes in total, with plenty of entries in each. Shaun and Mel got the opportunity to…

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The Seasoned RVN’s Perspective

  The last nurse’s blog was from our newest qualified member of the team Kim. In this blog, it’s time to learn about someone at the other end of the spectrum. My name is Andy and I qualified a whole 18 years ago (I know, I don’t look that old!). My training experience was very…

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Cycling in the Spring!

  May has seen lots of activity with spring calving herds serving flat out.  Cows have generally done well, with few problems with non-bullers.  Plenty of people have been serving heifers off a double prostaglandin (prelim/estrumate) programme, with reports that they have bulled strongly and AI has gone well – hopefully PD results will be…

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My Badge Journey...

Want to be a Veterinary Nurse? This was my Journey…

  I always wanted to be a veterinary nurse but was never aware that training at a practice was possible and when I enquired more about it I was shocked at how few training practices there were locally, how long the waiting list was and the demand and wait to begin training. Fenton Vets gave…

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