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Equine Gastric Ulcers

Equine gastric ulcers can affect any horse at any age. These are the results of the erosion of the lining of the stomach due to a prolonged exposure to the normal acid in the stomach. Unlike ulcers in humans, bacteria do not appear to cause equine gastric ulcers. Horses are designed to be grazers with

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism: 20.04.2021 – 21.05.2021 Can you believe hyperthyroidism affects approximately 10% of cats aged 9 years old or over? What is hyperthyroidism?It affects the thyroid gland, which produces the hormone thyroxine and is situated either side of the windpipe in the neck of the cat. The hormone thyroxine controls the body’s metabolism i.e the speed

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Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis Awareness Month: 24.03.2021 – 21.04.2021 It’s been such a long time since we have seen many of you and we just want to let you know we are still here. Although we are carrying out essential and emergency work we want you to know that if you have any concerns at all with regards

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Guinea Pig Facts

Some fun facts about guinea pigs Guinea pigs are NOT pigs! (They are rodents.) Guinea pigs eat their own poo……What?! Yes, as well as the poos you will see in their enclosure, they also produce special soft poos. They eat these to ensure they absorb all the nutrients they need. Guinea pigs don’t sweat. Guinea

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Equine Worming Campaign

Equine Worming Campaign. Special Offers throughout February 2020. There is a lot of advice going around for equine worming.  What you should be worming your equine with! What worming programme you should be using! Only worm if your egg count says so! All of which can become a bit of a mind field when you

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IMPORTANT NOTICE 1st September 2023

Dear Valued Client,
There have been some recent changes in legislation, which are designed to reduce the impact of drug resistance in certain categories of drugs. These have impacted the way we prescribe medicines to your pet.

Specifically, medicines used to treat parasites, including all prescription flea and worm treatments, can only be dispensed by our team if your pet has been examined by their registered veterinarian within 12 months. Although this has always been our policy the vet now has to annotate the clinical notes (rather than rely on automatic systems) with the exact flea and worming product and duration needed for the following year. Please bear with us as this logistical change may take a little more time than usual.

The other major change is that courses of antibiotics cannot be dispensed, extended or changed without your animal being physically examined. 

We are in the process of updating our recording systems to facilitate this process.

If you require prescription parasite treatment for your pet and they have not been examined by one of our vets within 12 months, you will be required to arrange an appointment.

We anticipate this will not affect the vast majority of pets, as they do receive their annual vaccinations or are otherwise regular visitors, for various reasons. They will therefore have received the necessary checks to be eligible for parasite treatment, without the need for a parasite consultation.

Thank you for your understanding.
Arberth Vets