<< Go Back
Vets treat wild Grass snake

Vets treat wild Grass snake

Grass Snake treated by vets
On Friday 21st May 2010 one of Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital's clients presented a wild Grass snake which had become caught in some wire fencing in her garden. The wire had been removed by the owner and we checked for any injuries. The snake in question – lets call him ‘Jake’ – had some minor abrasions to his scales along his ventrum (tummy) but the main problem we could see were the presence of small fly-eggs. These were long, cylindrical, white in colour and only about 2mm in length – very difficult to see in other words! He had several under his scales and the main concern was the risk of fly-strike developing, especially given the presence of the minor wounds. We bathed the area with dilute hibiscrub solution, which is antibacterial, and removed as many of the eggs as we could see. We also gave him a small injection of ivermectin to kill any eggs that remained. As Jake was wild the lady who brought him in took him back to release into her garden and hopefully he will be ok.
<< Go Back
Our website makes use of non-invasive (no personal data) cookies to provide you with an enhanced user experience. By continuing to use the site, you consent to this.Close More
The UK Law now requires us to get consent from you for the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file containing text and numbers generated by the website and passed from your browser back to our website when you revisit the site.

A cookie is used here to allow you to navigate the site, log in etc. Without this cookie (called a session cookie), this site would not work properly and so this has already been set.

We use a popular statistics tool called Google Analytics which uses non invasive cookies to allow us to find out how effective our marketing is, based on referencing how you got to our website (search engine, direct, or from another site etc).

We use an animation based rotating image which uses a cookie to know which image was last displayed so that as you move from page to page you are not seeing the same image every time.

We can also make use of third party services such as video clip players which can set cookies, for example to enable them to know that you part played a video clip previously, or to store customised settings such as brightness or volume. Close
vet in woosehill
Nine Mile Veterinary Practice is part of CVS (UK) Limited, a company which owns over 200 veterinary practices within the UK. Company Registration Number 03777473 – Registered Office: CVS House Vinces Road Diss Norfolk IP22 4AY.