Archive: Mar 2013

What’s all this fuss about antibiotic resistance? - Part 2
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What’s all this fuss about antibiotic resistance? - Part 2
In Part 1, we looked at how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, and how without these drugs, modern medicine (surgery, chemotherapy, organ transplantation) would be almost impossible. In this second part, we’ll loo…
September 29, 2016
If cats were banned from going outside, the rats and mice of the world would celebrate
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If cats were banned from going outside, the rats and mice of the world would celebrate
Dr Peter Marra, an academic who is the director of the Smithsonian migratory bird centre in Washington, has written a book called “Cat Wars”, and he's made a call for all cats to be kept indoors or on a lead to address t…
September 21, 2016
What’s all this fuss about antibiotic resistance? - Part 1
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What’s all this fuss about antibiotic resistance? - Part 1
You’ve almost certainly heard of “antibiotic resistance”, or “antimicrobial resistance”, or “superbugs”. But do you know what they are? Or why they’re a problem? Or why we’re worrying about them in animals? Read on to fi…
September 19, 2016 • 2 comments
Unusual pet homes: guinea pigs living in a fireplace
Life as vet - what its like
Unusual pet homes: guinea pigs living in a fireplace
When you think “guinea pig house”, do you think “traditional hutch in a garden”? Think again. With a bit of imagination, guinea pigs can be kept in all sorts of locations.
September 15, 2016
Tick Alert! Why ticks are a problem for your pet
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Tick Alert! Why ticks are a problem for your pet
You’ve probably seen the headlines over the last few days about ticks in the UK – but do you know what it means for you and your pet, or what to do about it?…
September 7, 2016 • 3 shares
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