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The importance of Desexing

We strongly recommend desexing all animals that are not required for breeding. The main benefits of desexing are preventing unwanted litters, reducing undesirable behaviours such as urine spraying and roaming in males and reducing the risk of health problems later in life. These health problems

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Kitten Care: Intestinal Worming

Cats are susceptible to roundworm, hookworm and tapeworm infections. They can become infected through contact with other cats, the environment generally or, most commonly in kittens, from their mother at birth. We recommend using a good quality allwormer product such as Drontal. Kittens should be

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Kitten Care: Vaccinations

Vaccination is an important way of preventing disease in your kitten. We recommend that all cats are vaccinated against feline rhinotracheitis virus, feline calicivirus and feline panleukopaenia. Kittens require an initial course of 3 injections: Initial kitten F3 (Due at 8 weeks) Second kitten F3

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Kitten Care: Diet

Kittens can be weaned from 3 to 6 weeks of age by gradually introducing solid food. We recommend that you use a good quality ‘complete and balanced’ diet such as Hills Science Diet. A ‘complete’ food is one that gives your kitten all the nutrition

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Worming your Horse

There are a number of different species of parasitic worms that infect horses. These include: ascarids (roundworms); large and small strongyles; tapeworms; pinworms; thread worms; stomach bots and lungworms. Worms irritate the gut lining and lead poor digestion and absorption of feed. Most worms live

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Information on Pestivirus

What is Pestivirus? Pestivirus is an extremely common virus in cattle herds, and it can cause a range of disease syndromes including reproductive failure, birth of abnormal calves, respiratory and diarrhoeal disease. Cows first exposed to the virus and infected during early pregnancy may abort,

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