Shires Vets COVID-19 Update

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we are continually reviewing the resources we have available and the provision of services which are of most need to our clients and their pets. As a result, to allow us to focus our efforts on the pets in urgent need of…

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Shires Vets COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

At Shires Vets, the health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, our staff and our community is our number-one priority. We remain committed to delivering exceptional care to your pet, while doing our part to reduce the spread of respiratory illness (in particular, COVID-19 coronavirus), including careful…

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Be prepared to help pets de-stress, urge Shires Vets

Pet lovers are being urged to be well prepared for what veterinary experts have highlighted as a time of year which can be difficult for our pets. Noisy celebrations such as Halloween, Bonfire Night, Diwali, Christmas and New Year are all identified as occasions which can cause…

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Protect your pets from ticks and fleas this summer

With summer just around the corner, we want to remind cat and dog owners of the importance of protecting their pets from the misery of fleas, ticks and worms. Although they are a year-round concern, parasites such as ticks and fleas are much more prevalent as the…

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

Exploratory surgery saves Marley

This beautiful big lad is Marley, who belongs to Signal 1 DJ Chris Bovaird and his family. Listeners of his show may well have already been following Marley’s tale lately – the poor boy has really been through the wars, unable to keep food down and really…

Ready for lambing time

Get Ready for Lambing Time

Nutrition of the pregnant ewe clearly has a major impact on the success of lambing time – 75% of lamb growth happens in the final 6 weeks of pregnancy so getting feeding right is critical to minimise problems like twin-lamb disease and maximise lamb survival. Every lamb…

Calf Pneumonia again

It’s the time of year for Calf Pneumonia again

With the recent warm, damp weather we have seen quite a spike in cases of calf pneumonia. Whilst there is nothing new to report on the topic (unfortunately there isn’t a magic cure just yet!), it is worth being reminded of some of the basics that can…

The effects of sub clinical ketosis

The Effects of Sub-Clinical Ketosis

In the first 60 days after calving, cows and heifers are at a high risk of LDAs (twisted stomach), clinical ketosis (caused by excessive fat breakdown when in negative energy balance), and metritis (uterus infections). Many of you will have experienced these cases on your farm, and…

Important changes to our Eccleshall Surgery

Important Changes to our Eccleshall Surgery

From Monday 10th December we will be undergoing some major improvements to our Eccleshall surgery. While this will unfortunately lead to a few weeks of disruption the end result will be a new, modern practice with a dedicated large animal section (and a new entrance for you…