News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Avian flu prevention zone extended

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Further to our post from 6th December, please see today’s press release from DEFRA confirming an extension of the prevention zone until 28th February for all poultry keepers to help reduce the spread of avian flu. All poultry and other captive birds are to continue to be kept indoors or other preventative steps taken to minimise contact with wild birds and their faeces. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call us and we will do our best to … Read More »

Battling the bulge in 2017!

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Battling the bulge in 2017!

Throughout January we will be running FREE nursing weight clinics across all of our branches, to help raise awareness of your pet’s ideal weight, and offer advice and ideas!
Obesity can decrease an animal’s life span and lead to many health conditions. The most practical way to assess if a pet is in underweight or overweight is to perform a body condition score. Our Registered Veterinary Nurses will be able to estimate your pet’s ‘condition score’ both with visual and ‘hands-on’ characteristics. … Read More »

New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu

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New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe.

The Government Chief Vet has declared a Prevention Zone introducing enhanced biosecurity requirements for poultry and captive birds, helping protect them from a strain of avian flu circulating in mainland Europe.
The zone covers England and will remain in place for 30 days. Declarations have also been made by the Scottish Government and Welsh Government.
Keepers of poultry and other captive … Read More »