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Salmonella and Backyard Poultry

Poultry and Salmonella Did you know that perfectly healthy poultry can carry Salmonella? In order to keep you and your family safe and healthy it is important to follow a few simple guidelines. These guidelines include keeping poultry outside, washing your hands, not eating or drinking around your birds and more. Brush up on this […]

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Avian Influenza Update

Avian Influenza Update Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) has become a concern in the United States. It is considered an exotic disease, but is slowly working its way across the country and will eventually reach the East Coast. There is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5) that spreads quickly and causes high death rates. This disease is easily […]

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Ibizan Hound Rescue

What is a Podenco? One of our clients recently adopted an Ibizan hound named Skylar. Skylar came to vist us for a wellness check shortly after she was picked up at the airport. Her upbeat attitude and instant connection to her new family was obvious and has made for a very happy new story for […]

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Parvovirus and Your Dog

The Real Risks of Parvovirus It has recently been brought to our attention that several dogs in the Upper Valley area have contracted Parvovirus. Although Parvovirus is a disease that we do see occasionally in our practice its occurrence has been greatly reduced due to proper vaccination with the Distemper vaccine (which also offers protection […]

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FDA: Jerky Treat Update

FDA Asks for Help From Veterinarians Yesterday the FDA released a request to all veterinarians in the United States. They are asking that veterinarians who are treating cats and dogs who have become sick after eating jerky pet treats contact them immediately. The FDA is hoping that blood, urine and tissue samples from certain sick […]

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Rabies and Your Pets

Rabies: How Real is the Risk? Within the last two months alone two separate rabies positive animals have been reported in Norwich, VT. A rabies positive bat was found on Norfolk Pond Road and a rabies positive raccoon was taken from Happy Hill Road. Rabies vaccination is required by law for all dogs, cats, and […]

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Vermont

Eastern Equine Encephalitis: The Real Danger to You and Your Horse. River Road Veterinary Clinic has just been notified that a horse in Highgate, VT was euthanized on August 30 as a result of being infected with Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE). Last year EEE caused the death of two people and a horse in Vermont. […]

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