Does Age of Castration Affect Daily Weight Gain in Beef Cattle?

This week, by popular demand, we have an article for our farmers.  Castration is a relatively common procedure involving beef cattle in many parts of the world, including our own.  Castration is performed mainly to control breeding and reduce fighting in the herd.  Another useful outcome is that the reduction in aggression of the animal … Continue reading Does Age of Castration Affect Daily Weight Gain in Beef Cattle?

What’s the Weirdest Animal Treated by Downe Vets

What’s the Weirdest Animal Treated by Downe Vets?A question that I often get asked at parties is “What’s the weirdest animal you have treated?” When asked this question, I often pause, knock back my cosmopolitan cocktail and start picking my teeth with the little umbrella from the glass.  I need this stitch in time because … Continue reading What’s the Weirdest Animal Treated by Downe Vets

  Summer's Here!  Time to apply sun lotion to the cat. Thank God we finally have great weather.  It has been hot and sunny for the past few days, and this is likely to continue for the next few months.  FInally, a real summer season. Our furry friends enjoy summer as much as we do, … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Our Hedgehogs to Wake up! Who doesn’t love hedgehogs? They are one of the cutest members of our countryside population. The hedgehog is one of our true hibernators. They spend the autumn and winter in a state of hibernation, and wake up in late spring. Given the cold spring that we have … Continue reading News