Often one of the most frustrating things when treating a wound on your dog is that they always want to lick the wound, which often makes it hard to apply any gel or crème and makes the healing period longer.To try and help those of you who have found this frustrating we hav...
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If you have ever watched a beekeeper harvest honey, you've probably seen them use a smoker as they approached the hive. Perhaps you've wondered what this was for?At a high level the smoke helps the beekeeper to create an atmosphere of harmony with the bees in their hive.Natu...
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This month Dr Leigh de Clifford takes us through the best way to treat an open wound on the hind cannon bone.This is quite a common injury which if treated correctly the prognosis is very good.Our Skin & Wound Gel is ideal for this sort of wound as it can help to reduce...
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The high sugar content in honey causes an ‘osmotic gradient’ (higher pressure on one side compared to the other). This in turn causes a suction like effect pulling fluid into the wound and shrinking any bacteria present. Gluconic Acid is also present in all honey an...
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Did you know that bees prefer plants that produce a flower with a single row of petals, like sunflowers? This is because it makes landing and retrieving nectar much easier. To read more about what plants bees like the most check out the Trees for Bees website.http://www...
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Just like you can bandage a horse's wound you can also bandage your dog’s wounds. Although the shape of the part of the body you are bandaging (e.g your dogs leg) will be different to that of a horse, many of the bandaging principles are the same.Before you apply the banda...
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As it's Bee Aware Month we thought that it was timely to share with you one of the practices that we are undertaking to ensure that our bees have a healthy diet all year round.At present many hives have to be moved off the block which they reside during the winter months to ...
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Sharing our knowledge and wound management best practice is part of our philosophy here at Mānuka Vet™. We believe that learning is a practice that never ends and we want to ensure our followers get the best results with their horses wounds.Therefore, we have put a nu...
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Yes that's right, there are a number of different kinds of bees. In fact in New Zealand there is thought to be around 28 native bee species and 13 introduced species.Our native bees tend to be smaller and although they are thought to be the gold medalists of the pollinating ...
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If you do, you should have some of our Mānuka Vet™ Skin & Wound Gel on hand!  It's ideal to put on any open wounds, burns, skin irritations cuts, grazes or sore paws. It conveniently comes in a 20ml tube, which is ideal for our smaller companions!You can buy the ...
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