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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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Taking Your Pet Abroad

Taking your pet abroad has become much easier recently. You can now take your dogs, cats or ferrets with you when you go abroad for a holiday within Europe. In this article we’ll talk you through some of the steps you need to consider when packing a suitcase for your pets! Where can I take my pet abroad? There is […]

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Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

An Emerging Respiratory Disease That Can Kill The Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) Group at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are currently researching a bacterial disease that has been increasingly implicated in fatal cases of infectious pneumonia in dogs over the past five years. They are calling for dog owners and vets to recognise the […]

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What is a Parasite?

Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between two or more species, where one species, the ‘parasite’, lives on or in and benefits from its ‘host’ (at the expense of the host). What is a ‘parasite’? Traditionally the word ‘parasite’ refers mainly to organisms visible to the naked eye (so called ‘macroparasites’) but is now used also […]

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