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About Me

Farm animal care

While farm owners used to just think of their animals as a way to make money, I have noticed more and more farmers taking a holistic view of their animals health. Farmers are working on less stressful and more healthy farming techniques, and as a vet I approve. I am involved in helping prevent animal diseases as well as curing the animals when they get ill. I deal with a range of animals from the farm cat to horses and it's great being a valued member of the community. I hope you enjoy hearing the stories from my vet practise and can learn from them.

Understanding Corneal Ulcers In Horses

The cornea is the clear membrane that covers the front of the eye. It's composed of collagen and protects the pupil and iris. The cornea is also required for light refraction, which ensures light entering the eye reaches the retina at the back of the eye at the correct angle for clear vision. Your horse can get a corneal ulcer as a result of trauma to the eye, such as rough contact with another horse, a foreign object or grit getting into the eye and scratching the outer layer of corneal cells. Read More 

Understanding Eye Inflammation In Rabbits

Eye inflammation, known as uveitis, typically affects the front of the eye in rabbits. It can occur at any age and is often caused by bacteria. Other causes include injury that leads to ulceration of the cornea, environmental irritants and autoimmune conditions, which can cause your rabbit's immune system to attack any part of their body and trigger inflammation. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for eye inflammation in rabbits: Read More 

4 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

There are a number of foods you'll enjoy eating that can be safely shared with your dog, but there are also many that are poisonous to dogs. Unless you know for certain that a food is safe, it's best to stick to giving your dog food products specifically made for them. Even if you decide to only feed your four-legged friend dog food, dogs can do a pretty good job of getting into things they're not supposed to. Read More 

How To Check Your Horse’s Vital Signs

If you call the vet out to examine a sick horse, it's extremely helpful if you can provide a history of the animal's vital signs.  This will enable the vet to get a clearer picture of what's normal for your horse, versus his current state of health, which can be key in establishing a diagnosis.  However, many horse owners don't know how to check their horse's vitals.  Read on to find out more. Read More 

Vent Gleet In Hens

Many people keep hens, both for their eggs and as family pets.  Hens are usually pretty healthy birds, but if you discover one of your chooks has developed vent gleet, it's time for a trip to the vet.  But what is vent gleet, what causes the condition, and what can your vet do to help?  Read on to find out more. Vent gleet symptoms and causes If your hen is showing any of the following symptoms, it's likely that she has developed vent gleet: Read More