Bumblefoot in Poultry

Plantar pododermatitis (or ‘bumblefoot’ as it is more commonly known) is a complex disease diagnosed in a range of species of birds. Poultry and birds of prey are the most commonly seen cases in veterinary practice. There can be many causes, but the most common is infection by bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus. What does […]

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Mycoplasma infection can impact on both commercial flocks and backyard pets

Mycoplasma in Poultry

The ‘Head Cold’ of the Poultry World The main culprit of Mycoplasma infection in backyard poultry is Mycoplasma gallisepticum. This is one of the organisms that makes up the colloquially-termed ‘chronic respiratory disease syndrome’ (potentially in association with Infectious Laryngotracheitis) in poultry worldwide. It is considered to be responsible for some of the greatest economic […]

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Most dogs with rupture of the cruciate ligament will have some degree of new bone formation in the areas highlighted by the arrows. This bone formation is associated with osteoarthritis and is expected to become progressively worse with time.

Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds such as greyhounds are seldom […]

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Dogs can become infected with lungworm by eating infected snails


In this article we focus on Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum) which is also known in the UK as ‘Lungworm’ or ‘French Heartworm’ (it was first documented in France in 1853). It is now found across most of Western Europe, with occasional cases reported in the USA, South America and Canada. It is important to know […]

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Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

Cats with nasal discharge, “snuffly” breathing, snoring noises when asleep or awake, sneezing and sometimes gagging, are suffering from disease affecting the nose and/or throat. Signs that have been ongoing for more than 3 weeks are termed ‘chronic’, but many cats have problems for weeks to months, often with a variable response to treatment, before […]

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