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  • Introducing CircoMax Myco Image

    CircoMax Myco is a new vaccine intended for active immunisation of pigs over the age of three days to reduce disease associated with porcine circovirus type 2 infection and lung lesions associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore should be on the veteri...

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  • Introducing Enteroporc Coli AC Image

    Enteroporc Coli AC is an immunological medicinal product that stimulates active immunity in pregnant gilts and sows. This results in the passive immunisation of their piglets against certain strains of Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens type A and C. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore...

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  • Introducing Nobivac DP Plus Image

    Nobivac DP Plus is a vaccine against canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus for use in puppies from 4 weeks of age. It should be on the veterinary market in the near future. Most vaccinations are usable only from 6 weeks of age, however this vaccination is available from only 4 weeks of age and therefore can help protect puppies against these...

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  • Introducing Rexxolide Image

    Rexxolide is an antibiotic for injection containing tulathromycin in cattle, sheep and pigs. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore should be on the veterinary market in the near future. There are many other brands already on the veterinary market containing tulathromycin and the antibiotic is widel...

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    Managing your pet's kidneys

    29 September 2020 (Last Updated: 30 September 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    It’s been reported that 80% of our older cats have kidney disease in some form. This unfortunately isn’t surprising as the kidneys have very little capacity to repair themselves. Any age-related changes are often permanent and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is not an uncommon diagnosis in older pets. Our pet dogs can be affected too with...

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    Your pet's first bonfire night

    28 September 2020 (Last Updated: 29 September 2020) - by in Pet Care

    If you're new to pet ownership, you may not have given much thought to bonfire night and fireworks season in general. But it's believed that over half of all dogs have firework-related anxiety, presenting as trembling, panting, pacing, destructive behaviours and abnormal toileting, to name just a few signs. If your pet has never experienced it befo...

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    Dealing with firework phobias

    27 September 2020 (Last Updated: 29 September 2020) - by in Pet Care

    Most people throughout the UK will be looking forward to the festivities surrounding bonfire night and the firework season, but many of us owners are dreading how our pets will react. firework phobias are widespread in pets and one study found that up to 52% of dogs have firework-related anxiety. Our feline friends are particularly noise sensitive...

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    Introducing Librela

    23 September 2020 (Last Updated: 2 March 2021) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Librela is an innovative new drug for the alleviation of pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. The medication contains a canine monoclonal antibody (mAb) which targets nerve growth factor (NGF). This inhibits NGF-mediated cell signalling which has been demonstrated to provide relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis. The product is ad...

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    Feeding your rabbit or guinea pig

    3 September 2020 (Last Updated: 11 November 2020) - by in Small Animals

    Rabbits and guinea pigs have a very complex digestive system that relies on what is called ‘Hind Gut Fermentation’. This includes a microflora of healthy bacteria that help them break down the tough forage and fibre they eat. It’s really important you give the right diet to keep this microflora happy and your pet healthy. This sho...

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  • Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide Image

    Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide

    19 August 2020 (Last Updated: 20 August 2020) - 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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