Don’s Blog = Pink Eye

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Hi everyone – it is about this time each year we start to see pink eye outbreaks in dairy herds. This usually coincides with bulls going into herds and, rightly or wrongly, they always get the blame. Once infection is firmly established in the milkers it becomes a nightmare trying to find, isolate and treat every day. Keep a close eye out for weeping eyes as the first symptom and isolate and treat. Get a definite diagnosis to be sure. In the early stages of an outbreak vaccination can help reduce the impact, but will not prevent some cases occurring. If you are worried about infected bulls we can give a one off antibiotic treatment to clear them up. For additional pictures and information about pink eye read our January 2013 Ruminations Newsletter.

Broadline – A new topical treatment for fleas and worms

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Great news for cat owners who find it impossible to give their pets worm tablets. Broadline is a topical treatment for cats that covers round worms and tapeworm at the same time as treating fleas. Broadline is effective for 4-6 weeks and is sold as a single easy to use applicator. If you would like to make worming your cat a breeze, come in to one of our clinics and talk with us about Broadline.