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  • Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide Image

    Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide

    20 August 2020 (Last Updated: 26 March 2021) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Just like us, our pets can be allergic to things they are exposed to. This can include allergies to pollen, food and even dust mites. In fact research shows that just over 1 in 10 dogs and cats have allergic skin disease in some form! Below is a summarised guide of how to spot and approach the problem. What are the signs of allergies in animals? Th...

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    Innovax-ND-ILT is a vaccination that stimulates active immunity against Newcastle Disease (ND), Avian Infectious Laryngoracheitis Virus (ILT) and Marek’s disease (MD). It has recently been granted marketing authorisation and so will be available in the near future. The product is particularly beneficial as it is suitable for one day old chick...

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    New Product Mhyosphere PCV ID

    19 August 2020 (Last Updated: 2 March 2021) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Mhyosphere PCV ID is a vaccination for pigs against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Porcine Circovirus type 2a. This product has recently passed it’s marketing authorisation so will be available in the near future. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae causes Porcine Enzootic Pneumonia, a lung disease that is estimated to be in up to 80% of pig herds through...

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    Why It's Important To Ban Puppy Imports

    10 August 2020 - by Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS (Guest Author) in Veterinary Matters

    Ban Puppy Imports Campaign and Petition For most of us, 2020 was the much-anticipated year of change, hope, and positivity, as most turns of the decade promise. Sadly, as we all know too well, this year has proven to be quite the opposite, with human tragedy and an undercurrent of uncertainty now the norm. Sadly in the world of animal welfare th...

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    Coronavirus - Vet FAQs

    2 April 2020 (Last Updated: 20 August 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? See our blog on this for further information. Can my pet spread the infection? There have been...

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    Introducing Mirataz

    27 February 2020 (Last Updated: 2 March 2021) - 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: 2 September 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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