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Myxomatosis warning Written by Administrator on October 11th, 2014 Posted in Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Alarmingly and sadly we are seeing an increase in the cases of Myxomatosis in pet rabbits. The vast majority of these rabbits have been unvaccinated and sadly have had to be euthanised to spare them any further suffering.

Myxomatosis is spread by blood sucking insects, such as mosquitoes and fleas, who carry the virus from an infected rabbit to another. Fleas can come from cats, dogs and any wildlife that may come into your garden.

An annual vaccine, which also protects against another deadly virus (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease) is available to rabbits from 5 weeks of age and we would strongly recommend that all unvaccinated rabbits have the vaccine as soon as possible.

No vaccine can ever be 100% effective and other preventative measures such as controlling fleas on other animals in the household, such as cats and dogs and fly netting over rabbit enclosures are also recommended.

If you would like to discuss having your rabbit vaccinated please telephone the practice to speak to one of the nurses. If you would like to book an appointment to have your rabbit vaccinated, again please call the practice to arrange an appointment, which is also available at our branches in Kibworth, Rothwell and Desborough.

Prepare for winter On September 28th, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Autumn is now well and truly upon us; the nights are drawing in and the days and nights are getting colder. Before long we will be in winter, so now is the time to start preparing for pets that live outside, such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Ideally try and bring rabbits and guinea pigs [...]

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Qualified Veterinary nurse required On September 22nd, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Cat news, Dog News, Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

We have a vacancy for a qualified veterinary nurse. Both part time and full time will be considered. Weekends and week nights on call are negotiable, and pay is dependent upon the shift pattern/hours worked and experience. CPD, BVNA and RCVS membership funded. Currently six qualified nurses with varied duties. Small animal only. If you [...]

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