Cundall & Duffy 
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Laminitis is an inflammation of an area of the hoof wall full of blood vessels. 
There are many causes of Laminitis one common cause being high levels of insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar levels. 
High insulin levels are often seen in horses with Cushing's, making them more likely to suffer from Laminitis. 
Other symptoms of Cushing’s include; increased drinking and urination, curly coats and late shedding, muscle wastage, weight loss, lethargy and a pot belly.  
Cushing’s is typically seen in horses over 15 years old . 
We have seen several cases of antifreeze poisoning in dogs and cats in the Scarborough area over the last few years particular as autumn sets in. Unfortunately if not treated quickly it is fatal. Antifreeze is particularly dangerous as it tastes sweet, with poisoning seen more in cats than dogs. Please don’t leave your car unattended after using antifreeze. Please be aware that is it may have spilled onto the ground. 
If you suspect your Pet has come into contact with antifreeze or another toxic substance please contact Cundall and Duffy Veterinary Surgeons 01723 375947. The faster your pet is treated the better the chance of recovery. 
Signs to look out for 
During the summer months it is important to protect your rabbit from ‘Fly-strike’. 
Fly-strike occurs when flies (green bottle) lay their eggs on susceptible animals.  
Eggs hatch out into maggots which then feed on the animal causing nasty wounds around the bottom and genital area. The rabbit may just appear quiet and reluctant to move around. 
We would recommend checking your pet daily. If maggots are found on your rabbit, this is an emergency and you should contact us immediately.  
Without prompt treatment affected animals will die.