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Dr Grant Answers Five Questions on Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome as one might expect, affects brachycephalic breeds (think “squashed faces”) such as pugs, boxers, bulldogs, French bulldogs, and Boston Terriers. We asked Dr Alistair Grant five questions about BOAS to get a better understanding of it: Isn’t it just natural that some dogs snore and they breathe heavily? Whilst it is […]



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Dr Alistair Grant answers five questions on cruciate ligament disease

Cruciate ligament disease is a very common condition we see coming into the clinic, fortunately, there are a number of ways to deal with the injury so that your dog can still enjoy full mobility and comfort after treatment.  Dr Grant took the time to answer five common questions about Cruciate ligament disease: What is […]



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Dr Bruce Howlett answers some questions on horse breeding

With the 2018 horse breeding season still a few months away I sat down with Dr Bruce Howlett to ask a few questions about the whole horse breeding process.  When is the right time to decide to breed your horses? “Mare owners considering artificial insemination really need to be getting organised now. Choose your stallion and get […]



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Leptospirosis in dogs

We love living up north but the high temperatures and humidity which are a natural part of life in the tropics can have a downside for our canine friends. These warm climatic conditions are ideal for the transmission of certain illnesses, so dogs who call the tropics home may be susceptible to more diseases and […]



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The importance of vaccinating your cat

We know how important the health and happiness of your cat is – after all, they’re a very important member of your family. One way you can help manage your cat’s ongoing good health is by keeping their vaccinations up to date. These vaccinations play an essential role in helping to protect your cat against […]



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Parvovirus and the importance of vaccinating against it

Vaccinating your dog is the simplest and most effective way to protect them from diseases like Parvovirus. What is Parvovirus? Parvovirus is an extremely hardy virus that can survive in the environment for years; it’s very hard to kill through simple cleaning alone and requires hospital grade disinfectant. The virus is highly contagious and can […]



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Vaccination Profile – Ultravac® 7in1

What is it? Ultravac® 7in1 vaccine is used to prevent leptospirosis and the major clostridial diseases in cattle. What’re the key benefits? Ultravac® 7in1 is used to prevent the common types of leptospirosis which affect cattle (and can also be transmitted from cattle to people) as well as prevent the major life-threatening clostridial diseases that […]



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