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Four things you need to know before bringing home a new kitten.

Thinking about getting a new kitten? Dr Tish has kindly taken the time to answer four questions on what you need to know before bringing home a new kitten. What should I already have at home before bringing home a kitten? Food Ideally, you should continue feeding your kitten what it has been fed prior […]



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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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Tetanus – Preventable Diseases of Cattle

What is it? Tetanus is a bacterial disease caused by the toxin produced by Clostridium tetani. Tetanus occurs when C.tetani are present in damaged body tissue with lowered oxygenation. Puncture wounds such as nail pricks in horses’ feet, penetrating splinters of wood, and calf marking wounds provide very good conditions for tetanus to develop.Tetanus can […]



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Pulpy Kidney – Preventable Diseases of Cattle

What is it? Enterotoxaemia or pulpy kidney is a common and fatal disease of sheep and cattle. It is caused by the toxin of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens (Type-D) when it is absorbed from the intestinal tract. The bacteria that cause enterotoxaemia normally exist in small numbers in the gut of healthy animals. The disease […]



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Malignant oedema – Preventable Diseases of Cattle

What is it? Malignant oedema is a severe, rapidly fatal wound infection in grazing animals most commonly in sheep but also cattle and goats. It is caused by toxins produced by several types of clostridial organisms that normally live in the soil but can infect wounds. Contamination of wounds by the bacteria leads to inflammation […]



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