Information Brochures

 

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a common debilitating disease of dogs worldwide. A power point is available for interested readers to download  from the website .

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Canine Babesiosis & Canine Erlichiosis

This, perhaps the most common infectious disease of dogs, is also known as tick bite fever or "Bosluiskoors" in Afrikaans. It is caused by a tiny parasite ( Babesia canis) which is introduced into the body by a tick bite. This parasite then enters and destroys red blood cells. Biliary in dogs has a lot in common with malaria in man, except that in the latter, a mosquito is the vector. ...Read More


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A Guide to Healthy Puppies

The aim of this brochure is to provide you, as a breeder or dealer of puppies/kittens, guidelines for the proper care and management of litters so that when young animals are sold, the buyer purchases an animal that is healthy and has been protected against disease risk. This will minimise heartache and expense that can occur when a puppy or kitten is purchased...Read More


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Parvovirus Enteritis- "Catflu"

Parvovirus infection is a potentially fatal viral disease of dogs that affects primarily the gastrointestinal tract and the bone marrow of young dogs.Vaccines are available which can help to prevent this killer disease. Pups should be vaccinated at six, nine and sixteen weeks of age and after that annually (Parvovirus vaccines are given in combination with other vaccines). Faeces from dogs with the disease are the primary source of infection for susceptible dogs. ...Read More


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Pregnancy and Whelping

Increase the bitch's food in the last few weeks. Good quality nutritionally balanced dog food is best. Adequate light exercise should be continued right up to the time of birth. Ensure the bitch is dewormed within a month before whelping.ncrease the bitch's food in the last few weeks. Good quality nutritionally balanced dog food is best. Adequate light exercise should be continued right up to the time of birth. Ensure the bitch is dewormed within a month before whelping. ...Read More



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Urolithiasis in Cats

Urolithiasis usually occurs in male cats when there is a blockage at the end of the urinary tract. The cause of the blockage is normally gravel and mucus material that has accumulated in a narrow portion of the urinary tract. This obstruction inhibits the normal passage of urine. Consequently, the cat is unable to excrete the body's waste products that are normally passed through the kidneys. Instead, these waste products accumulate in the cat's bloodstream and can cause internal poisoning and death. ...Read More


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Vaccinations for the Horse

Apart from regular deworming and a good nutritional programme, vaccination should form an integral part of the health programme of your horse. A good vaccination programme is the best and most cost-effective way of preventing most of the common infectious diseases in the horse.  The particular vaccinations needed by your horse will largely depend upon the horse's age, use, exposure, general management and geographical location. Your local equine practitioner can advise you on the best vaccination programme for your horse...Read More

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