Caring for arthritic pets
In this podcast, we discuss ways to help you manage your pet's arthritis at home.
Approximately 20 percent of adult dogs have osteoarthritis, and 45 percent of cats experience arthritic pain. That’s according to the Morris Animal Foundation, which has supported several studies on arthritis-related issues. Veterinarians can offer medications and treat... [More]
Keeping pets healthy during hot weather
03 June 2011
Extra care should be taken to protect pets in the current hot weather, Defra’s Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens said today. In a statement issued jointly with the RSPCA and British Veterinary Association, Mr Gibbens urged the public to think about the effects of hot weather on their pets and to take the right steps to ensure their welfare.
Experimental oral transmission of atypical scrapie to sheep
To investigate the possibility of oral transmission of atypical scrapie in sheep and determine the distribution of infectivity in the animals' peripheral tissues, we challenged neonatal lambs orally with atypical scrapie; they were then killed at 12 or 24 months. Screening test results were negative for disease-specific prion prote... [More]