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  • Coronavirus - Vet FAQs Image

    Coronavirus - Vet FAQs

    2 April 2020 (Last Updated: 17 April 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    The government has released guidelines on what we can and can’t do with our pets in lockdown. Here at VioVet we have compiled a handy FAQ list to help you understand how to look after your pet with all the new laws involved! Can my pet be infected? Currently there is no evidence to suggest pets can be infected with the current strain of Coron...

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    Introducing Mirataz

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 27 February 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Mirataz contains the active ingredient mirtazapine, which is an appetite stimulant. Previously we only had tablet forms of this in veterinary. Mirataz is a transdermal gel, meaning it is applied onto the skin, in particular the ear pinnae. This could prove really useful for cats who are underweight, or inappetant for other clinical reasons. In thes...

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    Introducing Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 5 May 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a new vaccine developed to reduce death in rabbits, as well as clinical signs of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits in close contact with one another, as well as by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling a...

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    Introducing Aservo Equihaler

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 27 February 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    The newly approved Aservo inhaler is corticosteroid-based and designed for horses with asthma. Containing the active ingredient, ciclesonide, it is activated directly in the lung, which helps to reduce lower airway inflammation. The handle is designed for easy-holding and application, and there is a nostril adaptor which allows for easy inhalation...

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    Meet our new vet, Nick

    11 February 2020 (Last Updated: 11 February 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    I've joined Viovet after 4 years of working as a veterinary surgeon in the Buckinghamshire area. I've had many patients over the years, ranging from Chinchillas to Deer and everything in between. Me and my wife recently married back in 2018. In our spare time we enjoy heading for walks and helping out at our local Church, where we are both part of...

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    Foot abscesses

    13 September 2018 - by in Veterinary Matters

    Foot abscesses or "pus in the foot" are one of the most common causes of lameness in horses, ponies and donkeys, particularly during warm, wet weather. They can be very sudden in onset and are usually very painful. Foot abscesses tend to be caused by bacteria tracking up the hoof wall or under the sole through weaknesses in the white line (where th...

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  • Recent Caninsulin Testing Details Image

    Here's an overview of the recent caninsulin testing for your attention. Please bear in mind that we will not be switching to gel ice packs until January. Getting the conditions right: Each test involved packaging an insulin vial in the temperature controlled envelopes with the varying ice and gel packs. The ice packs were not to come into direct co...

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    Equine Grass Sickness: Most horse owners will now be aware of Equine Grass Sickness (EGS). But for those that aren't, Grass Sickness is a disease that results in intestinal paralysis. The clinical signs are dullness, depression, inappetence, colic, patchy sweating, muscle tremors, increased heart rate, dribbling saliva, and decreased faecal output,...

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  • Tips to protect your horse from Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) Image

    In light of the recent Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) 1 outbreaks in the UK we have put together a list of steps to help protect your own and other horses from the virus. If your yard is free from disease then it should not stop you going out competing or to events, but be extra vigiliant with biosecurity. What is EHV? Equine Herpes Virus is ubiquitous...

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  • Bravecto- MSD's answer to long-lasting protection from fleas and ticks! Image

    Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have recently won a recommendation from the EMA for a marketing authorisation for a new flea and tick treatment. While it will be another addition to our weapons against mass infestation, it has a difference; it is effective for 12 weeks! Bravecto is in tablet form and allows fuss-free administration for most dogs. The...

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