Over the last year we have been recommending vaccinating rabbits against a new strain of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD). We have been offering this protection in addition to routine vaccination against Myxomatosis and type 1 RHD. The new vaccine has now been licensed for use across the EU with a vaccine schedule of 6 monthly doses. This means that our recommendation for your rabbit(s) is an annual vaccination against Myxomatosis and RHD-1 in combination with another vaccination at 6 monthly intervals against RHD-2. The two vaccines have to be administered at least two weeks apart.
We are therefore recommending that all rabbit owners consider our ‘Rabbit Vaccination Package’ at an annual cost of £85.00, which includes:
In comparison, the individual costs of vaccinations are £48 for the Myxo/RHD1 and £47.91 for each RHD2 vaccine. Depending on the timing of vaccination, it may be possible to reduce this cost further if one of the RHD2 vaccinations is administered two weeks after the myxo-rhd vaccine.
If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As you may already be aware, certain large and giant breed dogs over 3 years of age are at an increased risk of developing DCM (Dilated Cardiomyopathy). There are two phases to DCM; firstly a long “silent” phase, in which the heart has the disease and is slowly deteriorating but there are no outward signs of a problem yet. Dogs in this first phase appear outwardly healthy and happy. The second phase is a shorter “overt” phase where the heart can no longer cope and starts to fail. At this point, outward signs of the disease start to be seen.
Dogs in the first phase of the disease appear outwardly normal, so it is incredibly difficult to identify which dogs have a problem.
We will be inviting suitable dogs in for a free testing to help us screen for early heart disease. Initially we will examine them, paying particular attention to the heart. We would also draw a blood sample which can be sent for a new screening test which measures a specific heart marker that indicates whether a dog has an increased risk of disease. If the blood test does show an increased risk, a follow up examination would be advised where we would ask you to bring your dog in for an ultrasound examination of the heart. Ultrasound examination of the heart would be able to detect early changes to the heart muscle and which, with intervention, can significantly extend the time before the heart starts to fail.
Previously we have only been able to detect patients once their heart starts to fail. Unfortunately treatments during this phase of the disease, whilst hugely beneficial, have a more limited impact on the progression of the disease. Now that we are able to detect this disease earlier we have a better chance of managing the disease more effectively.
If your dog or cat undergoes dental treatment under general anaesthesia within 4 weeks of a recommendation by either one of our veterinary surgeons or nurses, you will receive a 10% discount off the total invoice for dental treatment.
Members of The Langford Club will receive a 20% discount.
Please speak to our Reception team for more information.
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We provide special healthcare packages, to ensure you and your new member of the family have everything they need for the best start in life. Both our puppy and kitten packages include the following: