Park Hall

Park Hall Veterinary Clinic was established in 1978 by the practice principle, Margaret Wharmby.

As a practice we pride ourselves on being able to offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, whilst maintaining an excellent level of service for you and your pet. We constantly strive to exceed your expectations in both veterinary care and customer service as well as value for money.

We are a mixed practice and so can care for all your animal’s needs; from the smallest of rabbits to the muddiest cow we are here to help you with all your veterinary needs.

The door will be locked with access only by prior arrangement.

The phones will be answered from 8am.

Only available to registered clients.

Please note that all appointments need to be pre-booked, we no longer provide a walk-in service. Phone lines will be open during the following times:

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🦠 Leptospirosis: Myth Busting Series

2️⃣Myth: You do not need to vaccinate yearly for other vaccines so you don’t need to vaccinate for Leptospirosis yearly either!

➡️Leptospirosis is a disease spread via a bacteria called Leptospira

➡️Leptospirosis has been classified by the BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association) as a core vaccine – one that all dogs should receive, regardless of circumstances or geographical location.

➡️The purpose of vaccination is to protect individual animals and populations of animals from lethal or disease-producing infections.
Some infections are zoonotic e.g shared with humans.

➡️Leptospirosis carries a zoonotic risk and control of the disease in the animal population is a means of limiting human infection.

❌ Veterinary professionals encounter misinformation about leptospirosis vaccination that can be worrying given the potential for both animal and human health implications

✅We are going to write a series of posts to help ease the minds of owners who may have come across misinformation online and want to know more.

❌Myth: After the primary course, other core vaccinations don’t always need to be given yearly. Why are we giving Leptospirosis yearly? You are ‘over vaccinating’!

➡️Some vaccines have been very successful in achieving their goal of inducing protection and a long-lived memory immune response.

➡️Other vaccines, because of their nature, induce only short-lived immunity or may simply reduce the clinical signs of disease rather than preventing actual infections (e.g. canine leptospirosis).

➡️These vaccines must be given more frequently in adult animals as ‘booster vaccines’ in order to retain the immune response because memory persists for months rather than years.

➡️Leptospirosis is classed as a core vaccination by the BSAVA. Initially it requires two doses administered because it is a non-infectious (killed/inactivated) vaccine.
After that it requires yearly boosters.

➡️In contrast to the other core vaccines, which have a long duration of immunity, this vaccines must be given annually to maintain its efficacy. Given that the disease has serious implications for both human and animal health it’s important that we attend these and also allows a full health check where worries or concerns can be discussed and your Veterinary Surgeon can pick up any issues you perhaps hadn’t noted.

❓Why can’t we just titre test?
With Leptospirosis, antibodies in the blood are less important in the body’s response to the disease. Research shows that high antibody counts are seen in animals that do not have good protection, and low counts are seen in animals that are protected. The studies that are done therefore have to be carried out using more complex methods to assess immunity, but it is clear from all the research that the immunity from both vaccines and from infection is short lived

🗳️When polled 99.6% of veterinary professionals on Veterinary Voices UK believed that the Leptospirosis vaccination was required yearly. The other 0.4%? They believed that depending on risk and geographical location some may even require twice yearly.

➡️ Next up in the series: Myth- Leptospirosis isn’t even a dangerous or life threatening disease.

This document explains immunity well:
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19 hours ago

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It is with great sadness that we announce that our Founder, Dr Peter Rossdale, passed away on 26th November 2021, at the age of 94 years, following a short illness.

Described by Rossdales’ former Senior Partner Professor Sidney Ricketts as ‘the ‘giant’, whose shoulders we ‘stood on’, Peter was the catalyst for the fabulous practice that has influenced so many people.

We all thank Peter for our opportunities, and we are very grateful to him for his foresight, direction and kindness.

We are very sorry to lose him.

More to follow, with his full obituary, in due course.
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