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  • Rabbit Calicivirus

    Nov 25 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), commonly known as rabbit calicivirus, is a disease seen in rabbits that is fatal for those without immunity. It causes damage to internal organs such as…

  • Myxomatosis

    Nov 25 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Myxomatosis is a virus that affects only rabbits. It is a disease that was introduced to Australia in 1950 as a way of controlling the feral rabbit population, and has…

  • New pets

    Nov 24 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    One of the most exciting days is the day your new puppy or kitten (or other species) finds its way home with your family. It can also feel a little…

  • Beak and Feather Disease

    Oct 26 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Beak & feather disease (Psittacine circoviral disease), is a viral infection that is seen to affect parrots and related species. It is often fatal to birds that contract it. It…

  • Preparing ahead for equine care during bushfire season

    Oct 19 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Ensuring you have a plan in place will have you well prepared for what may come over the summer period in Victoria. In previous years, there has been loss of…

  • Basic First Aid Kit

    Oct 07 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    First aid kits can come in handy at any time of the year. Incidents can occur in the middle of a beautiful summer day, or in the middle of the…

  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Sep 22 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid glands), is a common disease of middle –aged or older cats. Hyperthyroidism results from increased levels of thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland located in…

  • The Itchy Dog

    Sep 21 2020

    Lifelearn Admin | News & information

    Skin allergies in dogs are one of the most common reasons owners take their dogs to see a vet.  There are many differential causes for skin irritations, redness, hair loss,…

  • Diabetes in dogs

    Sep 17 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Diabetes is a manageable disease. Its cause is from the deficiency of insulin which is an important hormone made by Beta cells in the pancreas. Without proper secretion of insulin,…

  • Obesity in pets

    Sep 01 2020

    gisbornevc | News & information

    Obesity in pets is generally defined as occurring when an animal’s body weight is at least 20% greater than its optimal body weight. By that definition, we then need to…