To Vineyard Veterinary Hospital
Vineyard Veterinary Hospital is a modern small animal veterinary hospital providing the highest level of veterinary care to our animal patients in the Hawkesbury, Hills area and beyond.
We are an A-class veterinary hospital, which is well equipped with quality facilities and vast range of services. This, along with our experienced, dedicated staff allows us to achieve the reputation that is well known throughout the area.
There have been some cases of panleucopaenia virus found in the Sydney area. It is contagious and life-threatening to cats that aren’t vaccinated against it. Symptoms include general depression, listlessness, loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Standard vaccinations include protection for this virus and if your cat’s vaccinations are overdue we recommend getting them updated. For more information please refer to our factsheet . If your cat shows any signs of illness, please contact us immediately.
German Shepherd DNA to fight disease
Scientists have mapped the genome of the German Shepherd, one of the world’s most popular canine breeds, after using a blood sample from ‘Nala,’ a healthy five-year-old German Shepherd living in Sydney.
In a paper published today in respected ‘big data’ journal GigaScience, a global team of researchers from institutions including UNSW Sydney detailed the mammoth task of unravelling the 38 pairs of dog chromosomes to decode the 19,000 genes and 2.8 billion base pairs of DNA, using advanced genetic sequencing technology.
You can read more here .