51 Leicester Road Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1LW

Email: enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

Fairfield Pet Stories

Fairfield Veterinary surgeons Terry Dunne and Geraldine Young write "Interesting Pet Stories" articles for the Hinckley Herald, published by the Hinckley Times.

View our Pet Stories below from dogs, cats and all kinds of other pets and wildlife. The stories are all genuine cases from the Fairfield archives.
Warning: Some images may be upsetting for some viewers.

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"Bramble" - Rabbit with Uterine Adenocarcinoma

If you knew that there was a very high probability of developing cancer in a part of your body you could live without, would you have that body part removed? Fortunately, for most of us this is a dilemma we rarely face.

Sadly, for owners of female rabbits this is a genuine conundrum. Once a female rabbit reaches the age of 4 years the incidence of uterine adenocarcinoma (womb cancer) can reach 80%. The fact remains that if you own a female rabbit then the question you are facing is not so much, will your pet develop cancer, but when? The only viable option to consider is surgical removal of the uterus (hysterectomy).

Whilst any surgery of this kind involving a full general anaesthetic carries some risk, with the development of increasingly safe anaesthetic drugs the odds are considerably more favourable. At Fairfield, our designated "rabbit vet" Aga carries the responsibility of improving the health and longevity of pet rabbits like "Bramble".

Having safely recovered from her operation "Bramble" can concentrate on navigating her way through the more well known obstacles, such as a poor diet and lack of exercise, to a long and healthy lifestyle in domestic rabbits. With "Bramble's" owners already so well informed her future looks hopeful!

Terry Dunne
BVMS, Cert SAO, MRCVS

"Chloe" - Blood in the Urine
"Buzzard" - Injured Wildlife and Quality of Life

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Fairfield Veterinary Centre

51 Leicester Road,
Hinckley,
Leicestershire
LE10 1LW

Tel: 01455 637 642
Fax: 01455 631 898

enquiries@fairfieldvets.co.uk

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0116 255 6360

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