Physiotherapy following surgery is used to maximise the success of surgery. By working with the orthopaedic surgeon recovery can be optimised. By following protocols and working collaboratively together we can embark on a rehabilitation protocol to get your pet on the road to recovery. Laser therapy, when indicated, reduces post operative pain and inflammation and decreases healing times, this is combined with a controlled rehab programme which builds muscle, improves weight bearing post op and improves the dogs strength and condition.

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Drug Sensitivity in Collies and their Crosses

A certain sub-population of collies is more susceptible to certain wormers and other drugs than non-affected collies. This article attempts to explain why this is, which drugs to avoid or use with caution and how to get your dog checked for the drug sensitivity. Ivermectin In the 1980s a new wormer for cattle was launched […]

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Supraspinatus tendinopathy

This is condition that I am seeing more and more in agility dogs. The cause is thought to be repeated contact dismounts and landing from jumps. The clinical signs are a vague front leg lameness that may be mild or moderate and is often intermittent. Response to rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is poor. […]

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Luxating Patella (Slipping Kneecap)

In this article our vet David explains all about Luxating Patellas. Anatomy The kneecap (patella) is located in the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps muscle group. The quadriceps tendon inserts at the top of the shinbone (tibia) on a bony prominence called the tibial tuberosity. The patella runs in a groove (trochlear groove) on […]

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