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What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
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What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
What is ‘ex-lap’? So your vet tells you, “your pet needs an ex-lap”. Many thoughts go through your mind. What is an ex-lap? What does this mean for my pet exactly?  ‘Ex-lap’ is short for exploratory laparotomy. It s…
September 2, 2020 • 287 shares
Ask a vet online - 'my dog only has one testicle down - what is the best age to have him neutered?'
Dogs
Ask a vet online - 'my dog only has one testicle down - what is the best age to have him neutered?'
Question from Pam Gilmour Hi my chi(huahua) is 6 months , he only has one testicle. I will be having him done, what would be the best age to wait to see if it will come down? Answer from Shanika (online vet) Hi Pam and t…
November 26, 2013 • 222 shares • 225 comments
Vet Clinic
Ask a Vet Online - 'My yorkie has problems with her front dew claws they split so she is constantly licking her paw'
Question from Sharon Barrett I have a yorkie she has problems with her front dew claws they seem to split so she is constantly licking her paw is there anything I van do to ease her discomfort please? Thank you, her brot…
March 4, 2013 • 8 shares • 6 comments
Horses
The Kinder Cut - Castration of horses
This is the time of year when people start to look at their cute little foals, and suddenly realise they're starting to grow up fast... As a result, it’s also when we start to get phone calls from people to talk about ge…
January 31, 2013 • 22 shares • 19 comments
Horses
Sedatives and Sedation in Horses
We routinely sedate horses in practice - after vaccination, it’s probably the most common "routine" job that we do. So, what are we doing? How do the drugs work - and why doesn't it always happen the same way? "Sedation…
January 8, 2013 • 74 shares • 10 comments
Horses
Part 3: Surgical Colic
As we saw in the previous part of this series, Medical colics are those which can be managed medically, usually on the yard. However, about 1 in 10 cases of colic require emergency referral to an equine hospital for surg…
July 26, 2012 • 7 shares