FLEA ALLERGY DERMATITIS

Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) also known as flea bite dermatitis or flea bite hypersensitivity is a common skin condition that affects both dogs and cats. It often presents as a prolonged severe itching in both cats and dogs although it can also present as excessive grooming in cats. Flea allergy dermatitis normally occurs throughout the …

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Overgrown Hooves, Neglected Donkey

While doing some research work in Kitui last week, I came across a case of a neglected donkey whose hooves had grown so long she could barely walk, in fact she was limping. Her front left hoof was so long it had coiled severally while her front right hoof was also overgrown. The poor donkey …

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Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Alert

Owing to the heavy and prolonged rainfall in various parts of the country, the ministry of agriculture and the ministry of health have released a joint press release on alert for potential Rift Valley Fever outbreaks. Rift valley fever is a viral disease of livestock (cows,goats) that affects humans who get into contact with blood …

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Quackery Menace

I recently saw a post on facebook where a guy had posted pictures of his feline friend that had just undergone a successful ovariohysterectomy, more commonly known as a spay. Some members of the group however, were not so comfortable seeing the bloody pictures but I don't blame them at all. What struck me as …

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