Myiasis in animals, also known as Flystrike, Blow Fly Strike, Maggot Disease/Infestation are all variations of the name given to an infestation of fly larvae in the surface tissue of the skin. Myiasis (Flystrike) in animals is a horrible disease and can occur in any mammal, including humans, but especially in vertebrate animals where unsanitary […]
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As an Amazon Associate, I might earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. Pododermatitis in rabbits appears when a rabbit lives too long on an incorrect surface which is different from their natural environment, so they can develop irritated hocks, sometimes known as “Bumblefoot“. Rabbits are one of the more […]
Thank you for supporting this site. As an Amazon Associate, we might earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. So, summer is great, isn’t it? If we think of a “normal” summer, we think of taking time off from work and going on holiday. You might choose to go camping […]
Human beings have wanted to travel into space since… forever. The mystery and the not knowing was like bees to honey for the folks of yesteryear. They tried to discover the moon and whatever else lay out there in the vast void of darkness. Today, I hope to share with you some facts about […]
As an Amazon Associate, I might earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you. RELATED READING: The Effect of Coronavirus on the World – Animals and the Environment Normal life How do you feel about your animals and travel? Are you getting back to life as you knew it before […]
Although more developed in the USA and Canada, palliative animal hospice care is starting to become a specialty in the UK with more and more vets and nurses training for the time when pets will need care and attention at the end of their lives. There is a difference between care given in a […]
It is not a zoonotic disease We have known for a while that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a zoonotic disease. Animals cannot infect humans, although stories have circulated where this may have occurred in very rare circumstances. But, in the main, especially for domestic animals, this is a huge relief. Can you imagine what would […]
What Are The 5 Animal Freedoms? The Five Animal Freedoms relate to how a sentient being ie an animal should be treated by its owner, carer or guardian. The guidelines are determined by Section 9 of The Animal Welfare Act which was amended in 2006. By following these simple rules, it is hoped that all […]
The UK is considered a nation of animal lovers. Over many years, our government has put together various acts of legislation in order to protect them, both domestic and farm animals, and here I will attempt to outline their content. The Animal Welfare Act 2006 and Animal Health and Welfare act (Scotland) (2006) enforce responsibilities […]