Animal Health Care Articles

Liver fluke is an internal parasite that can infect and damage the liver and reduce overall productivity of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, alpacas and deer; humans can also become infected.

Better be Better Behaved Pooch

When a pet's behaviour goes astray, the results affect the whole family. There are solutions to most of the annoying behaviours that are troubling you and your pet. Usually the solutions flow when the following four questions are answered.

Luxating Patellas (Kneecaps) In Pets

A luxated patella is where the kneecap slips out of its normal position in the knee joint. Some pets are prone to a patellar luxation because they have a shallow groove, or no groove at all, where the kneecap normally sits.

Food for Thought

Grass, hay, and grain go in one end of the horse and what's left comes out the other... what more does anyone need to know?

It is important that all persons responsible for the health care of horses have an understanding of the common worms and how to control them.

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.

Goldfish are colourful, peaceful, have a long lifespan and are intelligent!

As we all know, hay is often a mainstay of winter diets. When pasture grasses stop growing and start turning an unappetising shade of brown, it is time to begin supplementing good-quality hay to pastured horses.

Solving Coprophagia or Faeces-Eating Behaviour In Dogs

It's not a very agreeable topic, but it's a common problem. Many dogs engage in the not-so-pleasant activity of eating their own faeces or those of other dogs (or cats!). Why do they do it and what can you do about it?

Cat Attacks - Play or Prey Behaviour?

The behaviour of cats is sometimes a wonder. Why would a peaceful, purring puss suddenly turn on its owner - biting, clawing and raking the very hand that pats it?

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