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March Star Pet Charlie Charlie, an almost 5-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, arrived at Bright Side Vets with a subtle stiffness in his back legs, a discomfort that would soon escalate into a courageous battle against cruciate disease.  It all started with a mild limp Initially Charlie presented with a mild limp in his back […]

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A Thorny Issue  After a normal day exploring the great outdoors Bree’s  arrived home with a painful eye. The owners noticed that Bree was in some discomfort, and arranged for her to be seen at her usual vets. After examination, the vet found the cause of this to be a thorn in her eye and […]

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7 Top Tips for taking radiographs in suspected cruciate patients! We thought it might be useful to help avoid some of the common pitfalls involved in taking pre-operative radiographs for orthopaedic patients that you may wish to refer. Whilst it is true that on many occasions surgeons will repeat radiographs, to aid pre-operative planning, this […]

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Following on from our last newsletter discussing the diagnosis of glaucoma, this time we will dive further into the treatment of glaucoma cases. As with most conditions, treatment for glaucoma is split into medical and surgical management with medical management being the most common first choice.  Medical Management  There are three types of glaucoma medications available to […]

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Bailey, a 12 year old, male neutered Cocker Spaniel presented following a week’s history of a painful left eye. Bailey’s right eye was normal and visual on ophthalmic examination. The left eye had a fixed and dilated pupil and was non-visual. There was also a marked corneal oedema and corneal vascularisation present round the limbus. […]

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