Leishmaniasis (sandfly) – What is it? Leishmaniasis is a serious disease of humans and animals caused by a protozoan parasite. Their parasitic life cycle includes the sandfly and the correct host. Leishmaniasis disease can have fatal complications. When introduced into the body by the bite of asandfly, the parasite migrates to the bone… read more →
How Do Phobias Develop? Several factors contribute to the development of phobias such as inherited personality differences and timidity. Young animals benefit from an early socialisation period from 3 12 weeks of age to learn about the world around it and experience new situations and stimulus. At this age most… read more →
Dogs are welcome in the bar and bar dining area and of course in the gardens and outside areas. We only ask that, if booking a table to eat, customers mention they are bringing a dog so that a suitable table can be allocated. Dogs are also welcome in some of our… read more →
Liver fluke are parasites that are linked with a type of mud snail. This mud snail needs wet muddy environments to survive and multiply. The risk of liver fluke causing disease will vary from year to year, but over the last 5 years it has become much more of a… read more →
Sadly, most horse, pony and donkey owners will have to face the prospect of having their animal put to sleep at some time and it is very important to realise that a lack of forward planning can make matters worse. A responsible horse owner should be aware of the costs… read more →
Motion sickness is classed as anxiety, restlessness, hypersalivation and nausea caused by any form of travel. Motion sickness restricts freedom to travel, forces owners to leaves their pets behind and can lead to owner frustration. With positive training used during the puppy’s sensitive developmental period there should be no reason for… read more →
Dogs are welcome in the bar and bar dining area and of course in the gardens and outside areas. We only ask that, if booking a table to eat, customers mention they are bringing a dog so that a suitable table can be allocated.
Dogs on leads welcome.
The life-threatening lungworm Angiostrongylus Vasorum is carried by slugs and snails. If your dog comes into contact with these common garden pests there is a risk it could become infected. How does my dog catch lungworm? Swallowing slugs and snails or possibly even their mucus trail…. ….when a slug or… read more →
This is the most common hormonal disturbance of equines. Cause: * Still under investigation. A benign tumour (adenoma) or expansion of normal tissue (hyperplasia) of the pituitary gland, which is found at the base of the brain. Signalment: * Older equines, especially ponies 1. Average age is 21 years 2.… read more →