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2 09, 2019

Metaldehyde slug bait – the ban has been overturned

2019-09-02T10:28:16+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

We previously reported that a ban on outdoor use of metaldehyde slug pellets was to come into force next year, however, it has been announced that this has been overturned following a High Court challenge by a manufacturer. The ban followed advice from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides and [...]

2 09, 2019

Gastroprotectants in cats and dogs

2019-09-02T10:25:36+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

We have changed our recomendations for gastroprotectants, particularly for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) overdose, in line with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) consensus statement. With respect to gastroprotectants for the management of gastroduodenal ulceration and erosion the concensus is that proton pump inhibitors are superior to H2-receptor antagonists, [...]

30 08, 2019

Starburst gums – risk of rapid onset hypoglycaemia

2019-08-30T15:36:45+00:00August 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

We have been monitoring cases of Starburst Fruit Mixies and Starburst Strawberry Cubes and recently published a small case series in Veterinary Record. These products contain a high concentration of xylitol and are a mix between a sweet and a gum. It appears that this type of product commonly causes severe [...]

1 08, 2019

VPIS and APL – how the services differ

2019-08-01T10:40:42+00:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Thank you to all the vets who have recommended their clients call Animal PoisonLine, our owners' helpline. It continues to be a huge success and our data shows that we are able to reassure approximately 75% of owners that they can stay at home after calling us – reducing stress [...]

1 08, 2019

Blue green algae – a risk this summer

2019-08-01T10:37:03+00:00August 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

A number of water bodies around the country have been closed this summer due to the presence of high levels of blue green algae. Under certain environmental conditions blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) can quickly form extensive blooms which can be blown over the surface and concentrate close to shore making them [...]