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New Dog Vaccine

  New Dog Vaccine In 2016, we reviewed our dog vaccine protocols in the light of new vaccine availability and emerging disease threats.  Following this review, we are now using Versican® Plus as our main dog vaccine. We believe this vaccine offers your dog the most up-to-date protection available. For more information about the vaccine review, please read our 24/2/17 blog: http://www.newnhamv ...[Read More]

Do we over-vaccinate our dogs?

Your veterinary team at Newnham Court regularly reviews standards of care. Over the past few years, the need for annual re-vaccination has been questioned in both veterinary and lay press. A vaccination policy review this year led us to change the way we vaccinate dogs. Why vaccinate? Distemper, parvovirus and hepatitis are viral diseases which kill many dogs throughout the world. Vaccination agai ...[Read More]

Deadly danger in the driveway

Deadly danger in the driveway Vets dread winter.  It’s not that we are more susceptible to the cold weather blues, but we know whenever winter hits hard, we are certain to see heart-breaking cases of ethylene glycol poisoning.  These poor dogs and cats suffer terribly, and almost always die. Often clusters of poisoning occur in a neighbourhood: I decided to write this blog after a neighbour in Cox ...[Read More]

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

VHD is highly infectious and presentation ranges from sudden death (with or without bleeding from the orifices), to a longer disease course of three to nine days. Until vaccination becomes more routine, biosecurity is key to prevent the disease from spreading. It can be spread by: Contact of a rabbit with inanimate objects contaminated by the virus (i.e. via fomites). Such object would include clo ...[Read More]