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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.

Mastitis In Dogs

Mastitis is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mammary glands in nursing dogs. Bacteria can enter the glands if the skin is broken, which can occur when the puppies scratch the skin during nursing. Without treatment, the bacteria can spread into the bloodstream and cause sepsis, which can be fatal. Mastitis is also dangerous for nursing puppies, as it can cause the mother's milk supply to reduce and even dry up, which puts the puppies at risk of dehydration and malnutrition. Read More