Entries by Rosevean Veterinary Practice

Equine Grass Sickness

Equine grass sickness is a life-threatening disease affecting the horse’s nervous system and intestinal tract that has been recognised for more than 100 years. It is particularly prevalent in the UK. Clinical signs of the disease can vary from sudden death to mild signs, and a full range in between. These signs relate to degeneration […]

Sweet – Itch

Sweet-Itch Proteins within the saliva of midges cause a localised allergic reaction within the skin, which is colloquially called ‘Sweet Itch’. It is characterised by persistent itching. Some horses may become irritable, restless and in extreme cases even lose weight. Clinical signs are seen from spring to autumn and are worst around dawn and dusk […]

Equine- Spring Warning!

Equine – Spring Warning! Spring is in the air; the flowers are blooming and the trees and paddocks are turning a lovely shade of green. Sadly, it can also mean hidden dangers for your horse. The warmer weather and rain brings an increase in grass growth coinciding with an increase in turn out and so […]

Equine Worming

Excessive Equine Worming within the horse population has led to a growing resistance problem. This has manifested with some wormers only having a 10% efficacy in most horses in the UK. It is therefore essential that the problem is tackled and the first step is to start intelligent targeted worming by collecting faeces for a […]

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence primarily affects middle aged and older neutered female dogs. It occasionally occurs in male dogs but is very rare in cats. It is a common misconception that it is a normal part of the aging process and untreatable!  What to look out for? It is important to differentiate between Urinary Incontinence and inappropriate […]


Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a term used to describe a variety of common disorders that affect the lower urinary tract in cats. Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) can manifest with a variety of clinical signs that can include pain, discomfort and vocalisation when urinating. Symptoms Cats will often pass small frequent […]


Poultry Worming

Poultry Worming- Chickens, like other birds can be infected with worms. Chickens spend a lot of time on the ground foraging and eating invertebrates such as earthworms which puts them at high risk. Chicken worms will generally cause problems in three ways: Ascaridia and Capillaria live in the gastrointestinal tract and can cause diarrhoea and […]


Anal Glands

Anal gland problems are very commonly seen by us at Rosevean Veterinary Practice and can have a marked negative effect on dogs who can become quiet and subdued due to the irritation. There are two glands situated just inside the anus that are naturally used to identify individuals and mark territory in wild canines and […]