CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) Important Information and Updates - Please Read.

CURRENT STATUS ON VACCINATION AND NEUTERING DURING LOCK DOWN

 22 April 2020
CURRENT STATUS ON VACCINATION AND NEUTERING DURING LOCK DOWN
General Information

 

Last week the British Veterinary Association released a statement recommending that we consider starting to perform SOME vaccinations and neutering, after a risk assessment of the individual cases. This is NOT a return to work as normal - we have to prioritise human health by socially distancing in all situations and also by conserving stocks of PPE and oxygen. 

VACCINATION

See https://bsava.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=25cdc95a10c39b56efdae5fd8&id=07f00e887c&e=e0c6e512ce for further information.

Puppies and dogs

Puppy vaccinations courses will be done in most cases - we are organising a series of vaccination clinic days so that we can staff accordingly and clients will be invited to these once they are organised. Enquiries can be taken by email.

FIRST annual booster - as this is important to complete the primary vaccination course we will also consider doing these, however it is fine to go up to a few months over. We will also be inviting clients in for this, in order of urgency.

ALL OTHER BOOSTERS - As the core vaccine lasts 3 years, and there is a little leeway on this we are not currently doing other routine boosters. If your pet is getting close to being 3 months overdue and you are in or walk in a rat infested area then please email us.

Rabies vaccination - this is currently only being done if you are being repatriated back to a different country or if you are in the middle of emigrating.

 

Kittens and cats

As kittens generally do not go out until after neutering we are asking that you delay starting the primary vaccinations if at all possible during lock down. If you have individual circumstances, please email us.

Adult cats - As the core vaccine lasts 3 years, and there is a little leeway on this we are not currently doing other routine boosters.

 

Rabbits

Myxomatosis vaccination (with RHD1) - as this is a fatal disease which is transmitted by biting insects we are making sure that Myxomatosis vaccine is kept up to date. We have a list of people who we will contact to invite them to a vaccine day. If you have a young rabbit that we have not yet seen, please email us.

 

Horses

Vaccinations are being considered on a case by case basis. Please email equine@seadownvets.co.uk if you have not heard from us a week before your vaccination is due. 

 

NEUTERING

See https://bsava.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=25cdc95a10c39b56efdae5fd8&id=a5c7562bb1&e=e0c6e512ce for further details/

Dogs

We will not be doing any routine neutering of dogs during lockdown. If you feel that this would be creating a welfare issue in your specific situation please email us on enquiries@seadownvets.co.uk.

Cats

In the majority of circumstances it is possible to keep a kitten inside for a few more weeks and neutering is not urgent, however if you have 2 young cats of opposite sex, or cannot keep your kitten inside then we will consider individual cases. Please email us in those cirmcumstances.

Rabbits

As rabbits are social animals and generally kept in pairs, we will consider castrating the male of a pair. 

Horses

Again this is being considered on a case by case basis. As you can imagine this is a procedure where it is very difficult to keep socially distant. Please email equine@seadownvets.co.uk for us to consider the individual circumstances.

 

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