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Top Hats and Tiaras (Mr T) is a young cria who had a difficult start in life as he got stuck whilst being born! Farm vet Andrea was called to help deliver him. Colostrum (the first milk) is needed not just to provide energy to a new born alpaca, but to help provide an immune system to fend off disease. Mr T was not keen to drink so that night another of our farm vets, James, milked his dam and... more
Langford Vets Farm Animal Practice is offering a special deal, to their clients, on sheep abortion vaccines - Toxovax and Enzovax. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite spread by sheep ingesting faeces from cats, which are carriers of the disease. It is an important disease to be aware of because it can cause early pregnancy resorption or late pregnancy abortion in sheep, depending on when... more
  With the warm weather continuing we decided to take Duke on his first camping trip, he absolutely loved the experience! He adapted to his new home immediately, the noise of the tent material can be unnerving to some dogs but Duke was unphased, he quickly learnt the wind-breaks provided shade for him during the heat of the day and was settled when attached to the tether peg outside... more
  Duke is now 16weeks old, looking back at photos of when he first arrived he has grown so much. He has had an upgrade and is now sleeping in a bigger crate at bedtime, which he likes to stretch out in and take all his toys to bed with him! He has now had his final vaccination, which gave him a tingling sensation in his neck as the vaccine is stored in the fridge and... more
  So Duke is now out and about and exploring the world for himself. He is enjoying lots of different walk; at parks, over fields and pavement walking to give him a nice variety. Sometimes he goes out with the other doggys so he can learn how to be a dog, exploring and sniffing the smells and meeting new dogs on his walks as well as seeing livestock from a safe... more
  Duke is continuing with his busy social lifestyle! It is so important while he’s young that he experiences as much as possible. He went back into school this week to listen to the children read and receive plenty of cuddles, which everyone clearly enjoyed. He shows great promise in becoming a ‘Pets as Therapy’ dog when he is older.  He also attended... more
  Well its been another busy week for Duke, socialising at this young age is so important and he’s been doing lots of this! He has visited Mary Elton Primary School in Clevedon and met the Year 2 children and teachers. He settled quietly with his teething chew and his special reading mat, while the children read him stories and told him about their day. He’s looking... more
This is Duke, he is now 9 weeks, Westie x Cavalier King Charles spaniel puppy. He came from a lovely family home where both parents lived on the farm and so they had access to the outdoors and livestock and lots of farm machinery noises from the start. Since arriving with Sam, he’s had a busy week socialising and meeting lots of new people and animals. Duke is a very chilled puppy... more
New to Langford Vets | Cardiac Screening Clinics
Certain breeds of dog and cat are at higher risk of inherited heart disease. Langford Vets are now offering two screening clinics to help identify early heart disease in animals.   Pedigree heart testing clinic Our team of three Cardiology Diplomates are all accredited by the Veterinary Cardiovascular Society for screening, and we are an active centre for research into inherited... more
Tom Smith achieves VTS(ECC) status
Congratulations to ICU Nurse, Tom Smith who has passed his VTS(ECC) exam - meaning Langford Vets now has four nurses who have achieved the prestigious status of Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS). There are currently just 12 registered veterinary nurses in the UK currently holding the VTS(ECC) status. Becoming a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care VTS(... more
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