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    EU Pet Travel Post Brexit

    13 January 2021 (Last Updated: 13 January 2021) - by in Pet Care

    The transition period is over and Great Britain has officially left the EU! This means if you wish to travel to the EU or Northern Ireland with your dog, cat or ferret then new rules apply. These can seem quite overwhelming so we at VioVet have summarised a guide containing all the information you need to know. What are the main changes? Travellers...

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    Could your horse have Equine Cushing's Disease?

    8 December 2020 (Last Updated: 8 January 2021) - by Marcus Bennet MRCVS (Guest Author) in Horses

    Could your horse have Equine Cushing’s disease? Equine Cushing's disease, also known as PPID, is thought to affect 20% of horses over the age of 15, and is the 5th most common disease syndrome recognised in horses and ponies in the UK*. It is a hormonal disease caused by changes in the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brai...

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    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing's Disease mean for your horse?

    8 December 2020 (Last Updated: 8 January 2021) - by Marcus Bennet MRCVS (Guest Author) in Horses

    What does a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease mean for your horse? Finding out that your horse has or may have a disease is always a worrying time. Rest assured though that a diagnosis of Equine Cushing’s disease does not mean your horse’s quality of life is going to suffer. Equine Cushing’s disease is a common diagnosis...

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    Why does your horse need a blood test after starting meds for ECD?

    8 December 2020 (Last Updated: 8 January 2021) - by Marcus Bennet MRCVS (Guest Author) in Horses

    Why does your horse need a blood test 4-6 weeks after starting medication to treat Equine Cushing’s disease? Horses with untreated or uncontrolled Equine Cushing’s disease are at a high risk of developing signs associated with this disease such as laminitis, repeated infections, muscle wastage, lethargy, poor coat quality, and increased...

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    Why do you need to book regular vet visits for your Cushing's horse?

    8 December 2020 (Last Updated: 8 January 2021) - by Marcus Bennet MRCVS (Guest Author) in Horses

    Read on to find out why it's important to book regular 6-monthly veterinary examinations for your Cushing's horse: Once your horse is stable on treatment and their Equine Cushing’s disease is under control, it is recommended that they are re-examined by their veterinary surgeon every 6 months. This is to ensure that any signs that the disease...

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  • Rabbit poop - what’s normal? A vet guide Image

    The famous saying goes that ‘the eyes are the window to the soul’, but for our pet bunnies it’s actually their poop! You can tell a significant amount about how healthy your rabbit is by keeping an eye on their toilet habits. This may sound slightly crazy but please read to the end of this blog before you make up your mind. What&...

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    Christmas Pet Care

    25 November 2020 (Last Updated: 3 December 2020) - by in Pet Care

    There are so many things to think about during the christmas period and it’s easy to let something slip! To keep your pets happy and healthy during the season we’ve compiled a few Christmas top tips as recommended by our vets. Decorate your house safely Keep decorations out of reach. Hanging decorations like lights and tinsel can ei...

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    Pet Safe Gift Guide

    24 November 2020 (Last Updated: 25 November 2020) - by in Pet Care

    Christmas has snuck up on us and is just around the corner! There’s a huge variety of toys and treats out there for your pets to unwrap on the day, but which one should you get for them? How can you work out whether they are safe or appropriate? Here is our pet safe gift guide to help you choose the best possible gift for your furry friend. 1...

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    Christmas Horse Care Top Tips

    24 November 2020 (Last Updated: 3 December 2020) - by in Horses

    All horsey folk know that owning horses is not just a hobby but a lifestyle. Horses require care 365 days a year, including over christmas. Whilst Christmas is a time for eating, drinking, spending time with family (and your horse!) we must consider the safest way for them to enjoy the festivities too. Here are my top tips to keep everyone feeling...

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    Introducing Enteroporc Coli

    18 November 2020 (Last Updated: 19 November 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Enteroporc Coli is a vaccination containing inactivated fimbrial adhesins of Escherichia coli and aluminium hydroxide as adjuvant. It is used to stimulate active immunity in pregnant gilts and sows against E. coli which in turn results in the passive immunisation of piglets. E. coli infection can cause severe diarrhoea and even death in piglets, va...

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