A free event to raise awareness of arthritis in cats and dogs will be held at the University of Bristol later this month. The talk will also outline available treatments, such as acupuncture and physiotherapy.
A free event to raise awareness of arthritis in cats and dogs will be held at the University of Bristol later this month.
Entitled ‘Arthritis awareness‘ the talk is being organised by the small animal practice at the university’s School of Veterinary Sciences and will take place at 7:00pm on August 21, 2012 in the Hodgkin Lecture Theatre at Langford.
The most common form of arthritis is degenerative osteoarthritis, which can be primary, where the cause is not known, or secondary, caused by conditions such as hip dysplasia or injuries.
Details of treatments available, such as acupuncture, joint supplements, mobility clinics, medication and physiotherapy will also be outlined.
Dr Jo Murrell and Gwen Covey-Crump from the university’s vet school, who will be giving the talk, said: “A balanced diet and weight control are vital in the management of arthritis in pets. In many cases, regular exercise is also important.”
- Contact the small animal practice on 01934 852422 to book a place.
- The small animal practice is run by Langford Veterinary Services Ltd, a totally owned subsidiary of the University of Bristol.