Wood Farm Vets August Newsletter

August 7, 2020

Covid-19

 

As Covid-19 rumbles on throughout the UK, here at Wood Farm Vets we have been doing our best to adapt to the “new normal”. First and foremost we would like to thank you all for your continued support during these times. We would like to take this opportunity to remind our clients of protocols in place to protect you and our staff when visiting the practice:

  • Please let us know if you are exhibiting any signs of Covid-19 or if you are shielding when making an appointment.

  • Clients are still not permitted to enter the practice. When booking an appointment please let our reception team know what car you will be in – this saves you needing to phone in upon arrival and saves the vets and nurses peering in everyone’s cars!

  • Face masks should be worn during consultations, unless there are any reasons you cannot wear one. Our team are also wearing face masks and undertaking meticulous hand hygiene precautions.

  • Payment can be made by BACS or over the phone – hopefully in the coming weeks we will have a wireless card machine at the practice so we can take payments in the carpark.

  • We are still more than happy to come out to you but if we are unable to adhere to social distancing guidelines we will need to bring a nurse or extra pair of hands with us.

  • Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions and drug repeats. If you are shielding we can post them out to you.

 

Cases

 

Everything carries on as normal in the animal world and we would like to highlight some interesting cases we have seen over the past few weeks. Lambing, calving, foaling, farrowing, whelping, kittening and even unpacking (that’s alpacas!) have been well underway as spring turned to summer. Alongside this we have had some interesting patients pass through our doors…

 

 

 

First up is a mare who was urinating blood. Her blood and urine samples were mostly unremarkable so we admitted her for a bladder scope – passing a camera through the urethra to the bladder. Much to our surprise we found lots of bladder stones! These are very uncommon in horses and require a general anaesthetic to manually breakdown and flush fragments out. She is now feeling much better!

 

This little tortoise came in with an abscess in his ear! He was very uncomfortable but after a quick general anaesthetic the abscess was lanced and fully flushed out

 

 

All creatures are welcome here - this sugar glider came in for castration. Sugar gliders only weigh about 100g but they can glide for up to 150ft between trees in the wild!

 

And finally, we would like to say a big welcome to Ellis Shelton who has joined our team! Some of you may recognise Ellis as she has seen a lot of practice with us as a student.

 

Please keep your eyes peeled for information about the upcoming Rabbit Awareness Week and important information regarding equine microchips.

 

We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Stay safe.

 

Hannah & all the team at Wood Farm Vets

 

 

 

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