Archive: Mar 2013

Do horses get heatstroke?
Horses
Do horses get heatstroke?
Although we don’t see the high temperatures in the UK that would be common in other countries, our horses can still suffer from heatstroke. So it is important to be aware of the signs and what to do if it occurs.
May 31, 2021
Scottish Fold Cats - cute or cruel?
Animal Welfare
Scottish Fold Cats - cute or cruel?
The Scottish Ear Fold Cat is, on the surface, one of the cutest cats out there! With their distinctive folded forward ears that give them owl-like features, these cats are undeniably loveable. You will no doubt recognise…
May 30, 2021
Can dogs get sunburnt and what are the signs?
Dogs
Can dogs get sunburnt and what are the signs?
Although we all wish days were warmer than they are at this point (and always), summer is nearly here and it won’t be too long until we are enjoying outdoor activities and taking appropriate measures to protect our skin…
May 29, 2021 • 3 shares
How can you tell if a rabbit has myxomatosis?
Rabbits
How can you tell if a rabbit has myxomatosis?
Myxomatosis is a severe disease that is specific to rabbits. The disease is caused by a virus and it was deliberately introduced into some parts of the world in an effort to control the wild rabbit population. It has bee…
May 29, 2021 • 2 shares
Why is my horse shaking his head?
Horses
Why is my horse shaking his head?
Headshaking can be very frustrating. Although it's fairly common, it can be difficult to get to the bottom of and treat effectively. It's actually a clinical sign and, as such, can have a number of underlying causes. …
May 28, 2021
A Day in the Life of an Island Vet
Behind the Scenes
A Day in the Life of an Island Vet
Veterinary work takes place in a wide range of settings, each with their own challenges. We've invited Cassandra Longhi to give us an insight into being a vet in the Orkney islands. Here's her account of working in the u…
May 28, 2021 • 13 shares
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