Rabbit Awareness Month - June 2019

Rabbit Awareness Month – June 2019

Rabbit Awareness Week (#RAW2019) is an annual event to increase the public awareness of the health needs for pet rabbits in the UK. This year’s Rabbit Awareness Week theme is ‘Protect and Prevent’ and will be raising awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2). RVHD2 is a new variant of the RVHD1 virus which…

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Arthritis – more than just tablets

Image from https://www.labradorlifeline.org Arthritis (osteoarthritis – OA) is an inflammatory process effecting one or more joints. Arthritis can follow any “insult” to a joint – which could be trauma, wear and tear, infection or an inappropriate immune system response. It can happen in any joint, but the larger joints (shoulders, elbows, hips, knees) are more…

Alpacas: Wonderful Creatures That Need Specific Care. They Are Not Just Funny Looking Sheep That Spit!

  Alpacas are rapidly increasing in popularity with an estimated 45,000 now living in the UK. As a profession, vets’ understanding of these animals has increased hugely in recent years thanks to ongoing research and experience. Historically they would often have been treated as oddly shaped sheep! However these days we have the knowledge and…