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Psoroptes – a problem parasite

14 May 2018

Ear mite infections in rabbits are relatively common, and may be seen at this time of year as a result of immunosuppression and stress following a long, cold, wet and windy winter.

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Blood pressure measurement in cats

14 May 2018

Hypertension is a recognised condition in cats that has some potentially devastating effects if left undiagnosed or untreated. The consequences can be significant, with damage to the kidneys, eyes, brain and heart being common and often irreversible.

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Flea control – is your practice effective?

14 May 2018

Flea infestations in dogs and cats throughout the UK are common, with as many as 10% of dogs and 20% of cats being affected. The surprising thing is that as many as half their owners are unaware of the problem.

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Rabbit dental disease – 10 dental treatments tips

14 May 2018

Rabbits are continuing to be seen in increasing numbers in general practice and probably the most common condition we see is dental disease. This month we have a refresher on diagnosing dental disease.

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Rabbit gastrointestinal surgery – 15 top tips

14 May 2018

Gastrointestinal surgery in the rabbit is generally performed to remove an intestinal foreign body. They can happen as a result of an inquisitive house rabbit eating man made fibres, which then get stuck due to peculiarity in the rabbit’s anatomy.

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Adrenal gland disease in ferrets – look for the signs

14 May 2018

Also known as hyperadrenocorticism, this hormonal disease is caused by an overproduction of the sex hormones from the adrenal gland. Adrenal Disease in ferrets, however, is not the same as Cushings disease in dogs.

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