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We have seen a couple of cases of Encephalitozoon Cuniculi in our practice over the last couple of months and so thought we would share a bit about this parasite and the symptoms it causes. It is estimated that half of all pet rabbits carry the parasite but only a small proportion (estimated 6%) will show symptoms.

Symptoms include:

- Head tilting to one side.
- Not eating.
- Shuffling or weakness on one or both back legs or paralysis.
- Uncontrollable spinning or rolling.
- Unexplained changes including seizures, deafness, cataracts or behavioural changes.
- Drinking and urinating more than usual.

If your rabbit is showing any of these symptoms a visit to the vet immediately for treatment in the form of a 28 day course of Fenbendazole (Panacur) is required.
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Congratulations to our wonderful nurse Ayla who has passed all her nursing exams. So very proud of her and lucky to have her on our team! ...

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6 days ago

Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic

Here at Catley we see a range of species but today was a first in the form of two beautiful seal pups brought in by the RSPCA. Both have sustained injuries to the mouth which have become infected and they are very underweight with very high temperatures. We are acting as a halfway house and providing emergency care to the 2 month and 4 month old pups before they travel on tomorrow to a wildlife hospital. The Norfolk wildlife hospital where they would usually be taken is currently at maximum capacity for seals hence our role before they travel even further for treatment and rehabilitation. We were advised by specialist seal vets on the appropriate treatment to give the pups. Our nurse Ayla also has a certificate as a Marine mammal medic and was able to instruct Robert, Natasha and Hailey in the correct handling, treatment and care of the seals.They are having 3 hourly stomach tubes of an electrolyte solution and we have cleaned their wounds. Antibiotics and pain relief have been administered and at 10pm tonight both have normal temperatures and were very snappy so fingers crossed they stand a good chance of survival. We can also report that all the Catley Seal Saviours still have their fingers intact! What an amazing day! ...

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