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VetCompass Companion Animal Surveillance

VetCompass Companion Animal Surveillance

| by Les Ellison

Where Vets Go When They Need to Know Evidence based veterinary testing, diagnosis and treatment depends on the ready availability of reliable information and statistical data. VetCompass, operated and maintained by University of London’s...
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Ticking Off

Ticking Off

| by Les Ellison

Still The Best Protection Against ‘Tracker Dog Disease’ Ehrlichiosis Environmental change is exposing Britain’s dogs to more and more diseases once confined to warmer Mediterranean and tropical climes. Diseases spread by ‘vectors’ including fleas, mites...
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Cat Watch UK

Cat Watch UK

| by Les Ellison

Coming Soon to Britain’s Streets Without diagnostic monitoring and management, feral populations place homed cats at risk of infection with FIV and FeLV, infestation with external parasites such as fleas and mites, and internal...
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Domestic Poultry, Friends or Food?

Domestic Poultry, Friends or Food?

| by Les Ellison

Chickens as Companion Animals The chicken (Gallus gallus) we love to eat can trace its relatively short ancestry back to the Red Junglefowl of south-east Asia, with a smattering other similar junglefowl species helpfully bred...
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Why Some Mice Just Want to Be Caught

Why Some Mice Just Want to Be Caught

| by Les Ellison

How Toxoplasma Makes Infection More Likely Toxoplasmosis in cats is caused by infection with the single-celled organism Toxoplasma gondii. Manifesting itself in symptoms including anorexia, weight loss, lethargy, vomiting, jaundice and difficulty breathing, infection is...
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Why Springtime is The Big Time for Ticks

Why Springtime is The Big Time for Ticks

| by Les Ellison

It’s Not the Blood They Suck, It’s What They Leave Behind Ticks are an unpleasant experience for dogs and people. Unlikely to cause lasting harm in themselves, the diseases and infections they carry, however, are...
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Health Dangers That Can Harm Your Pet This Summer

Health Dangers That Can Harm Your Pet This Summer

| by Les Ellison

While summertime staples like backyard barbecues and walks on the beach are a lot of fun, they can pose health risks for some pets. It is important to know how to keep your animals...
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BOAS Constriction in Dogs

BOAS Constriction in Dogs

| by Les Ellison

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome Kennel Club figures show a 3000% rise in ownership of pugs, bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers, Cavalier King Charles spaniels, Shih Tzus and boxers since 2007. Yet many owners remain unaware...
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Dog Shows Like Crufts Dog Show

Dog Shows Like Crufts Dog Show

| by Les Ellison

Constitute a Powerful Lever for Change As significant an event as the Boat Race, Grand National, Trooping of the Colours and The FA Cup Final, Crufts Dog Show has become embedded in British National Culture. Founded...
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Alabama Rot - Fishy Tale Opens New Research into Link with Mystery Dog Disease

Alabama Rot - Fishy Tale Opens New Research into Link with Mystery Dog Disease

| by Les Ellison

2018 opened with yet more confirmed cases of Alabama Rot in UK dogs. With a fatality rate of 80%, the kidney disease, characterised by ulcer-like skin sores, has now affected over 100 dogs...
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