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Various Used Vet Clinic Equipment

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  • ART Dental machine – includes scaler, polisher/cutting
    hand piece and water pump
  • Lift table L120 W50 H92 cm
  • Siltex Autoclav 9.7L –  working order but needs front
    door seal replacement
  • Centrifuge Premiere XC2000

All items in good working condition

For price call Dr Milan Savkovic 07 3282 7888

Mobile: 0415 594 723

Located at Karalee Karana Veterinary Surgery,
Ipswich QLD.

Email: milansavk@hotmail.com

04/11/2021 |

Why you need to use an Enzymatic Odour Killer

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What is an enzyme? Enzymes speed up chemical reactions. Most of them are proteins and can be found within living organisms, inside cells. They can make chemical reactions that would normally take millions of years, occur in just milliseconds.

SAFE4 odour killer, is an enzymatic formula including different enzymes which is ideal for odour removal. Designed for faeces and urine as these are particularly problematic in the animal industry, very hard to remove using conventional odour removers.

Urine is composed of 95% water, other matter such as urea, uric acid, sodium, potassium, creatinine and other waste. Uric acid is the main problem when using a conventional cleaner. Uric acid, being made up of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms isn’t soluble in water. It will biodegrade very slowly into ammonia and carbondioxide. New urine can appear multiple times a day, our enzymatic odour killer speeds up this biodegradation in seconds removing the uric acid and the smell, the same happens with faeces.

Typical enzymes can be categorized into four main groups:

Proteases: break down protein-based soils including blood, urine, food, faeces, wine and other beverages. Lipases: break down fat molecules like oils and grease. Amylases: break down starch molecules like eggs, sugars, sauces, ice cream, gravy. Cellulases: are used to soften fabric and restore colour to fibres made up of cellulose material. They also remove particulate soil and reduce fabric greying and pilling.

Their applications in living organisms have been applied to industries such as the biofuel industry, biological detergents, brewing industry, culinary uses, dairy industry, food processing, molecular biology, paper industry. personal care, starch industry and of course in the animal Biosecurity industry, our own.

Our Safe4 Enzymatic Odour Killer

It is widely used across Zoos in the UK particularly in primate areas as these areas have a significant problem with odour. Why is it so important to use an enzyme odour killer? Well, for those of you familiar with taking care of mammals from cats to primates and many others, they like to mark their territory by spraying urine or dropping faeces and this marking of their territory is an activity that is seen as a challenging behaviour within their species and enclosure.

Other members are likely to contest this behaviour with their own marking of territory. This begins a chain reaction in which fairly soon, what was an odour free living environment for mammals will become a territory marking competition that not only makes for a foul environment for the animals in it but also for the humans taking care of them. If you remove the odour of territory marking right away this stops the chain reaction because other mammals in the enclosure will not be able to identify the smells that irritate them and instinctively make them want to mark their own territory. This is true in kennels, catteries and other types of areas that include mammals.

  • This is why hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and/or baking soda initially appear to be effective at eliminating the problem.

Traditional household or carpet cleaners will ‘deal with’ most the water-soluble components and aspects of pet urine.

But the reality is that the problem was never really solved because the uric acid crystals were never eliminated to begin with! Our odour killer will solve the problem entirely by getting rid of the molecules that cause the smell and it will also leave an after use pleasant cherry fragrance.

Our odour killer is Non-Toxic, Non-Staining, Non-tainting, Non-corrosive, Non-irritant, Biodegradable, Does NOT contain Phenols, Aldehydes or alcohol. All of the above means that you can use it on carpets, all types of flooring, in your garden and on flowers even if you have artificial grass or even artificial flowers.

05/11/2019 |

Use of Medications in Food Producing Animals in Australia

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British and overseas trained veterinarians locuming or working in Australia should be aware that the following substances are not permitted for use in food-producing animals in Australia. This may be different from Europe in particular – vets practising small animal medicine should be aware of these restrictions as you may not be able to dispense medicines to hobby farm clients in particular that are in use in Europe (eg. Baytril, Metronidazole):

  • carbadox
  • chloramphenicol
  • clenbuterol (except for tocolysis as per APVMA approved label)
  • diethylstilboestrol and related compounds (hexoestrol, dienoestrol)
  • fluoroquinolones
  • nitrofurans (including furazolidone and nitrofurazone)
  • nitroimidazoles (except dimetridazole for use on birds not intended for human consumption and breeders as per APVMA approved label)
  • phenylbutazone
  • salbutamol
  • thyrostats (eg thiouracil)

For more information please visit the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website https://apvma.gov.au/node/11626

Author:

Wendy Nathan
Kookaburra Veterinary Employment
November 2017

This information includes the views and opinions of Kookaburra Veterinary Employment and is of a general nature only. Factual information is believed to be correct at the time of writing, however, should not be relied upon and any person should confirm details with the relevant authorities and through their own research prior to acting on any of the suggestions in this article.

09/02/2018 |

Ten Top Tips for Advertisers

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There is a lot of competition between clinics to fill practice vacancies for vets and vet nurses at the moment. These are Paula’s Ten Top Tips to consider when advertising:

  1. Boost your extramural studies program: you may pick up a new graduate vet;
  2. Have a strong vet nurse team: boosting the role of your nurses makes your practice more attractive to potential applicants;
  3. Reply promptly to applicants: communicate in a timely manner;
  4. Sort out your social media: applicants are looking for practices with a strong online presence;
  5. Put your team online: pictures of your happy, sociable team can play a role in attracting applicants;
  6. Give everyone a lunch break: this will impact on your team’s work/life balance and outlook on their job;
  7. Undertake regular social activities: encourage your team to be socially engaged with each other and their community;
  8. Promote your location: applicants are looking for somewhere they can settle so provide them with reasons why for your area;
  9. Talk openly about the full benefits package: advertise your salary range on offer; and
  10. Pictures of equipment are to be avoided: this is unlikely to attract applicants as most practices use similar equipment.

My current rule of thumb is to take the emphasis in the ad off what you want from your new employee and instead put it on what you are offering.

Author:

Paula Strong
Kookaburra Veterinary Employment

This information includes the views and opinions of Kookaburra Veterinary Employment and is of a general nature only. Factual information is believed to be correct at the time of writing, however, should not be relied upon and any person should confirm details with the relevant authorities and through their own research prior to acting on any of the suggestions in this article.

08/12/2020 |
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