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Building a rabbit friendly practice

19 August 2020

There has been a steady increase in the development of rabbit friendly vets and practices around the country for a number of years, helped and promoted by Rabbit Awareness Week, which is now in its 14th year. All of this ensures that when a rabbit is taken to a veterinary practice, they receive the highest level of service that is possible at the time.

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How to Promote an event on Social Media – with a special focus on Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW)

19 August 2020

One of the best ways to spread the word about an upcoming event such as RAW is by using Social Media. Whilst all forms of news and broadcasts you push via Social Media can help, it’s more effective if there is a plan behind your posts. This will allow you to do as much as possible to engage with your clients and convince them of the importance of your event, ensuring that they want to join in.

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Cutaneous myiasis – management and prevention in rabbits

19 August 2020

A fly blown rabbit is one of those cases that needs to be treated urgently and is usually considered a true emergency. The consequences of failing to deal with the problem in the early stages can be quite devastating, and sadly, many unfortunate animals will either die or need to be euthanased.

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Bacterial pyoderma – 5 common treatment options

25 June 2020

Pyoderma in small animals is usually seen as a complex of bacterial infections at different levels of the skin, with each form requiring a slightly different approach. It’s important in all forms to identify, treat and manage the underlying triggers such as allergies, endocrinopathies, immunodeficiency, ectoparasitic infestation and follicular dysplasia.

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Canine pyoderma – 5 ways to make a diagnosis

25 June 2020

During this Covid pandemic, we’ve all been getting used to remote consultations using telephone and video calls. Whilst most of us find that it’s a reasonably good compromise, there are definitely some situations where the whole examination experience can’t be reproduced, and cases of canine pyoderma are one of these. After all, so much of our clinical judgement relies on using all our senses, including touch and smell.

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Demodicosis in hamsters – an opportunistic invader

25 June 2020

Skin conditions in hamsters are frequently seen in general practice, with the three main presentations being demodicosis, abscesses and cutaneous lymphoma. In this article we take a look at the parasitic complaint, demodicosis.

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