Paul Hall Vet Blog at Paradise Park
Meet Paul, Paradise Park’s vet.
Paul Hall MRCVS has a wealth of veterinary knowledge and a particular interest in exotic species. We are lucky that he has been our vet for over ten years, his skills and enquiring mind have had great benefits for the health of our animals.
Let him explain about his blog: Here at Paradise Park, we look after many species of birds and mammals. As anyone who has a pet will know, illness or injury can occur no matter how well you provide for their dietary, environmental, and behavioural needs. This blog is an opportunity to share some of the veterinary care that is performed. Not all veterinary tasks involve treating sick animals – vets are also involved in maintaining welfare, preventative treatments, and routine health checks. Please be warned though, we all hope for happy endings but sometimes life doesn’t work out that way regardless of how hard we try.
There is a group of Humboldt’s Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) at Paradise Park including breeding pairs, youngsters and some veteran birds. The Keepers had noted that one of the breeding females was limping and asked me to examine her. Read more HERE.
DECEMBER 2021 – Bill the Kookaburra succumbed to kidney disease
Kidney disease (also known as renal disease) is a common condition in some companion species, especially cats, and can also be seen in birds. Read more HERE
OCTOBER 2021 – Angelo the Bateleur Eagle
Angelo the adolescent Bateleur eagle is a typical teenager and has a knack for getting into trouble. This time he has managed to damage his beak. Read more HERE
SEPTEMBER 2021 – Red Panda Suri undergoes surgery
The latest in our ‘Vet Blog’ by Paul Hall looks when the Red Panda keepers reported that Suri was squinting with her left eye and seemed irritated by it, and therefore Paul needed to examine the eye. Read more HERE
AUGUST 2021 – Identifying Scarlet Ibis
To aid the day-to-day care and management of our animals as well as complying with zoo regulations, all animals should be individually identified unless not possible such as with small invertebrates. Read more HERE
Please come back for more updates.