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Please see our page for our new equine zone visits. This gives our clients the facility to get a much cheaper visit on certain days - see this link. 

http://www.galtresvets.co.uk/equine-services/equine-zone-visits...

Our colleague Susie, who had been with us for the last 18 months, has moved on to pastures new, to be nearer her boyfriend in the North West. So we are shortly to be joined by new vet Sarah Mosley, who graduated from Bristol University in 2013. She has been working in Wales but we are delighted...

Equine gastric ulcers are an increasingly recognised cause of pain, poor performance or loss of condition in horses. 

The only way the problem can be reliably diagnosed is by gastroscopy, which is the passage of a special endoscope to view the stomach lining . We are currently able to...

We registered with the Practice Standards Scheme in 2011. This is a voluntary scheme run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, aiming to ensure that participating practices are providing a high standard of services.

It requires a day long inspection by an assessor from the Royal...

As a result of spiralling postage costs, we have made the difficult decision not to send out a practice Christmas card this year.

We appreciate how well received our practice cards have been, and are sorry for any disappointment.

We will instead be making a £500 donation to be...

Our horse owners will probably have heard recently that there have been outbreaks of equine flu in various parts of the country, including Northumberland.

This disease will, at the very least, require several weeks rest for your horse and is highly infectious. We would recommend that all...

Beware, kennel cough is rearing its ugly head again! The correct title for this nasty condition is infectious tracheobronchitis, and it can be passed on anywhere, not just in kennels. 

The illness is not generally severe but can cause a honking cough which sounds as if your dog has...

Follow us on Facebook for up to date news, special offers and stories! We try to keep the Facebook site very up to date, and have over 650 likes now. Lots of cute puppy and kitten pictures too! 

 

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Vetoquinol (the drug company who makes Sedalin Gel) has introduced a clipping guide for horse owners. This is to coincide with the start of the clipping season, and has information and advice about clipping and sedation techniques. 

 

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Recent research has indicated that 90% of all laminitis cases have an underlying hormonal problem. Equine Cushing's disease used to be regarded traditionally as an ' old horse problem', but over 30% of 10-15 year old laminitics test positive for the disease!

Without appropriate...

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