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FROM ALDHAM VETERINARY CENTRE
NIGEL'S BIG ADVENTURE
Last month you will have read that Nigel has been off on his adventures
to the North American Veterinary Conference - he returned to us
full of new information on things varying from flea treatments to
cloning animals! Very extreme.
He went to all sorts of lectures including one regarding
a new Cannabis Oil for animals expanding his font of knowledge.
He also got to see Doctor Dryden (who is called the 'flea doctor'!)
who updated him on all things new regarding up and coming flea and
tick treatments. At the moment the class of drugs we use at the
practice for fleas and ticks are still amongst the most efficient
and he stated that non veterinary prescribed products are showing
clear failings in getting rid of fleas - so that's good to know.
Nigel also went to a lecture on CLONING - which may
seem very sci-fi but is now actual reality. They have cloned a cat
called 'Benji' which Nigel met and had his picture with!
For a mere bargain of $50,000 dollars you can now
clone your beloved dog or for an even bigger steal you can pay $35,000
dollars and have your favourite cat cloned!
First a biopsy is taken for cell culture, then the
cell is transferred into an egg. After the cell is fused with an
egg. The cloned embryo is then transferred into a surrogate mother
who then has a normal pregnancy and gives birth to your beloved
pet mark 2! EASY! All you need is a small matter of several thousand
But just goes to show the remarkable steps being made in Veterinary
Nigel's head will burst soon with all this information!
He did say it was very hard work but I think he managed to get to
the beach so we won't feel too sorry for him!
We have had no changes brought to our attention as yet regarding
pet passports or traveling with your pet - so the news is there's
If and when we know of any changes we will put them
on our website.