A very brave veterinary dentist has performed root canal surgery on a tiger at Paignton Zoo. The patient was 11-year-old male Sumatran tiger Fabi, who is over 2 metres long and weighs over 100 kilograms. A Sumatran tiger has 30 teeth, including four very long canines. Canine teeth are important for biting, tearing and eating meat, for jaw architecture and display. As the adult breeding male tiger, animal staff want to make sure he’s in the very best of health for the future. The man going into the tiger’s den was veterinary dentist Matthew Oxford. Matthew, who treats his animal patients at a number of clinics in London and across the south coast, is one of only a handful of veterinary dentists in the UK. He is also one of the most experienced clinicians treating zoo animals. Tigers can easily damage the tip of a tooth fighting, playing or chewing on hard objects such as bones. Root canal treatment is required when teeth are fractured, exposing … [Read more...] about Dentist earns stripes by doing root canal surgery on tiger
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Welcome to the West50 list. For the first time, we have thrown a spotlight on those people in Devon and Cornwall who are putting the region on the national and international stage. Together with our #BackTheSouthWest partner Pennon Group and a host of the biggest employers in the region, we are pushing for infrastructure investment as well as showcasing how the region punches above its weight when it comes to innovation, entrepreneurship and quality produce. We have broken the West50 list down into sectors – from academics and business leaders to the world of sport. The other crucial thing to say is there are only 50 people on the list. There are so many talented people here, it was a hard job to whittle it down. Of course we could have included many more. There are many well known faces there and some that you may not recognise, though their achievements will be felt throughout the region and beyond. The list is really intended as a point of debate, to get people thinking about … [Read more...] about The 50 people putting the Plymouth are on the world map
0 Post a comment Monday, 29 October 2018 - Community News by Kristen Bounds - Reporter; Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette [email protected] An official ceremony was held on Friday morning to mark the official reopening of the A379 at Slapton. Among guests were Sarah Wollaston MP, members of district and county councils, and many members of the community, who all came together to celebrate “a great achievement”.Dr Wollaston opened the ceremony, saying that everyone involved should be proud of what has been achieved. She also gave a special thanks to Peter Chamberlain, head of planning, transportation and environment at Devon County Council, for achieving everything so quickly.“This isn’t just a road, this is a link between all the communities along this coastline. I think we all owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those involved. This was a real partnership and a real tribute to everyone involved,” Dr Wollaston said. Roger … [Read more...] about Ceremony marks reopening of A379 at Slapton
0 Post a comment Monday, 22 October 2018 - Transport by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] Work to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has been completed and the road is due to open to the public on the evening of Tuesday, October 23. The link between Slapton and Strete Gate was washed away by Storm Emma in early March.Following a number of environmental and unexploded ordnance surveys, contractor Alun Griffiths Ltd started work on the road in July. Two sections of the road have been realigned, with planning permission updated on the northern section of the realignment, moving it further inland to the north and west, than originally proposed.The junction at Sands Road, Slapton, has also been moved inland by around 10 metres.Devon County Council Leader John Hart said: “We said we would get on with the job of reconnecting this link as quickly as possible, and it has been achieved in a short time. We have a … [Read more...] about Slapton Line to reopen this week!
0 Post a comment Friday, 18 May 2018 - Transport by Contributed Councillors have unanimously backed plans to spend £2.5m to repair the storm-damaged A379 Slapton Line – but it is not known how long the repairs will last for. The section between Slapton and Strete Gate has been closed since early March after most of the road was washed away or undermined during Storm Emma .Work, subject to planning permission being granted, is set to begin in the summer, and the road should be reopen by the autumn after Devon County Council’s cabinet approved the proposed reinstatement of the A379 at Slapton Line.But the council accepts that at some stage in the future, the loss of the road is inevitable and that it is unknown how long these repairs will protect the road for.Cllr Stuart Hughes, cabinet member for highway management, said: “The road was damaged at a location known to be vulnerable and was previously breached back in 2001, and the severity of the damage … [Read more...] about How long will road repairs last?