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Veterinary News Updates

Jan 10th, 2017 - By Sophie Wilkinson in Veterinary Matters

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)

Nov 9th, 2016 - By Sophie Wilkinson in Veterinary Matters

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!

Jan 17th, 2014 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

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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Merial wins EMA approval for 'Broadline'

Jan 8th, 2014 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

A new product has taken a leap closer to joining Advocate and Stronghold in the fight to be called the UK's 'top feline anti-parasitic'. Merial have furthered their leading flea and tick treatments 'Frontline' and 'Frontline Combo' and taken things not one, but two steps further . In order to beat products currently seen as 'the best', Merial had t...

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Part 4: Complications & Conditions Linked To Diabetes

Nov 25th, 2013 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

This final post in our Pet Diabetes Month blogs will outline potential difficulties and conditions linked to diabetes to round off your overview of the condition. Complications with treating diabetic animals As explained in Part 3, controlling blood glucose level is difficult and it is safer to be on the higher side of normal. While the aim is to m...

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Part 3: Managing Diabetes

Nov 18th, 2013 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

The health of a diabetic pet is determined by appropriate medical treatment and an informed, dedicated owner. This is the third post for Pet Diabetes Month, and the time has come to focus on what needs to be done to ensure diabetic pets lead healthy and normal lives with their families. The main aim with managing diabetes is to reduce the risk of d...

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Part 2: Signs & Symptoms

Nov 11th, 2013 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

This is the second of four posts aiming to increase understanding and awareness of diabetes in pets. Last week's post set the background to diabetes and will hopefully have given you a basic understanding of what causes the disorder. Spotting diabetes early is vital if you want to prevent the long-term damage that high blood sugar levels will cause...

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Pet Diabetes Awareness Part 1: What is Diabetes?

Nov 4th, 2013 - By Danielle Cousins in Veterinary Matters

November is Pet Diabetes Month and this year we will be working together with MSD to raise awareness amongst animal owners. We want to help more people understand what goes wrong in pets suffering from diabetes, what to look out for, how it's treated and other complications that can go hand-in-hand with the disease. Because diabetes is such a big t...

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A Very Funny 5 Minutes

Sep 17th, 2013 - By John Cousins in Veterinary Matters

Our daily experience is filled with little events which are very quickly forgotten. Occasionally there is reason for these things to lodge in our memory for longer. Many years ago there was a brief event in the surgery waiting room which left most people there with tears of laughter rolling down their faces. It only lasted a few minutes, but I e...

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My Saddest Consultation

Aug 30th, 2013 - By John Cousins in Veterinary Matters

The consulting room door opened as a lad of about 10 entered the room and apprehensively offered the small cardboard box he had been cradling under one arm. Closely behind followed Dad, his slightly disdainful expression in stark contrast to the fresh-faced concern overwhelming his son. "What have we here?" I offered brightly, invi...

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