News - November 2014

Shadow’s story has all of the ingredients for a good tale, and most importantly a happy ending thanks to the Small Animal Practice and the Small Animal Hospital. Shadow is a three year-old domestic longhair who went missing for a couple of weeks. He returned home in reasonable spirits but a lump of moist matted fur was noticed on his left flank. He was examined at the Small Animal... more
Study on Cardiac Biomarkers
Our cardiologists are conducting a study about a new marker for heart diseases. If you have an adult dog, which is healthy or has a valvular disease or dilated cardiomyopathy and you would like a free heart scan, please contact us. Heart type fatty acid binding protein (HFABP) is a novel cardiac biomarker being used in humans to detect myocardial insult and believed to provide... more
There has been a recent surge in cases of atypical myopathy (seasonal pasture myopathy) even in areas where the disease has not previously been reported. Research carried out within the last 12 months has shown that atypical myopathy is caused by a toxin (Hypoglycin A) in the ‘helicopter’ seeds of the sycamore tree (Acer pseudoplatanus). The warm summer and early autumn has seen an... more
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