Primo and Bubble the Reindeer Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales


Primo and Bubble the Reindeer

Preschool series about animal health. Ferne sees some reindeer getting a winter check-up. Rory visits some prickly patients at a wildlife sanctuary.


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Hiya, I'm Ferne. Today, I'm in Essex to meet Arthur and Lily

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and some very special reindeer, and the vet is visiting too.

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I'm Rory. I'm at a wildlife centre in Cheshire in England

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to see how some of the local rescued wildlife is cared for

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by the vets here.

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# Ferne and Rory, telling you the story

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# Of some poorly pets

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# We will take them, show you how to make them

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# Better at the vet's

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# Vet Tales

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# These are our Vet Tales

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# Vet Tales

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# Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales. #

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-Hi, I'm Arthur.

-And I'm Lily.

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My auntie and uncle live on a farm with lots of animals.

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And we love coming to visit.

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There are miniature ponies.

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Sheep.

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Goats.

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And lots of reindeer.

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This is Bubble. We love stroking her.

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Reindeer are amazing animals.

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-Hi, Ferne.

-Hello, Lily. Hiya, Arthur.

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-Hi, Ferne.

-Hi, Emma.

-Good morning.

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-Do you want to go and see the reindeer?

-I would love to.

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-I cannot wait to see them. Which way, Lily?

-That way.

-Great.

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MEOW

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Look at all of these reindeer. This is fantastic!

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That's Primo.

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This is Flora. You can see she has a very thick coat for the winter.

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They need these fluffy coats to stay nice and warm, don't they?

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In the wild, reindeer live in the Arctic,

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so very cold countries like Greenland and Canada

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-and also Alaska.

-Reindeers have very big antlers.

-They do.

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-They've got huge antlers. Do you know why?

-No.

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In the wild, they use their antlers to dig in the snow to find food

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and also to protect themselves.

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Both female and male reindeer have antlers.

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Reindeer antlers are covered in a special fur

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called velvet when they are growing.

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Once the antlers are fully grown, the velvet falls off.

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It might look a bit sore, but it doesn't hurt them.

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These are all quite big, but I can see two very small ones over there.

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Do you know what a baby reindeer is called?

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-A calf.

-That's right. A baby reindeer is called a calf.

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-It's the same as a cow, isn't it?

-It is, exactly, and an elephant.

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One's called Pip and the other one's called Nutmeg.

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And he's the one with the tiny little antlers.

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-I hear the reindeer are having a vet visit today, is that right?

-Yes.

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They're doing it because they need to be nice and strong and healthy.

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Ferne, you can join us with the vets, if you like.

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I would love to. I cannot wait to see this!

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This is Vet Ben.

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He has been a vet for 19 years.

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Ben has helped lots of different animals,

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from an elephant with toothache

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to a rhinoceros with a sore foot.

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It's time for Primo's vet check. Hello, Ben.

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Hello, Ferne. Hello, Arthur. Hello, Lily.

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Ben is the vet who's going to give Primo a check over. This is Daniel.

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He's going to help hold Primo because he might be a bit fidgety.

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We're going to start at the front and look at his eyes.

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Any discharge on his eyes? Any marks on the front of the eyes?

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Make sure they can see properly and everything is healthy.

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Discharge is a gooey mess coming out of the eyes,

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like sleep when you first wake up in the morning.

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-We're going to look at his nose.

-His very hairy nostrils.

-Very hairy.

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Checking for any abnormal discharge again, so no goo from there.

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We're going to look at his teeth.

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They only have teeth at the bottom, don't they?

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They've got a dental pad at the top and then just teeth at the bottom.

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-How do his teeth look?

-All good. Nice and clean.

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And the other thing we want to check with reindeer is the antlers.

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Make sure the velvet is all OK.

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It's just coming away naturally at the ends here

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which happens at this time of year.

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Shortly, it will look like some of these other reindeer

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who have lost theirs already.

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Next, Vet Ben listens to Primo's heart and chest

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using this stethoscope.

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Is this to check if his heart is beating nice and fast

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-and his lungs are breathing properly?

-That's correct.

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I'm listening to the sounds that they make. That all sounds good.

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Now we're going to check his body condition. Check how fat he is.

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-Do you think Primo is a chubby reindeer?

-No.

-No.

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-No, he's not too chubby.

-He's just right.

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-Great. Well done, Primo.

-That's good.

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Finally, Vet Ben checks Primo's feet.

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What are you checking for, Ben?

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I'm making sure there are no splits in the hoof,

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make sure it's all healthy.

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-They look good.

-Can they ever get too long?

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They do sometimes get too long and then we can just trim them.

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Is it just like us getting our nails clipped?

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It's exactly like us getting our nails clipped.

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-It doesn't hurt at all.

-Primo has done so fantastically, Ben.

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Is there anything else to do?

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We need give him his worming treatment.

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-That's very important for lots of animals, isn't it?

-That's right.

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Well done, Primo.

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Let me explain.

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Worms are a kind of bug called a parasite

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that can live inside the body and can be dangerous to animals.

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They are different to the wriggly worms we see in the garden.

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Some worms can be found in different parts of the body,

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like the intestines, the heart and even in the liver and muscle.

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This can make the animal sick

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so it needs to get treatment from its owner or the vet.

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Regular worming treatments are very important

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to keep animals fit and healthy.

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How are you going to give Primo his treatment?

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-Primo is going to have a worming injection today.

-Will it hurt him?

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No, it's just a little prick. It won't hurt at all.

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We're going to slide that under his skin,

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inject and out we come.

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Give that little rub and everything's done.

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-He is so brave. Well done, Primo.

-That's his worming done.

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Now he's going to have a vitamin drench.

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-Would you give me a hand, Ferne?

-I'd love to.

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We need to keep that upright.

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Daniel is going to hold his head.

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It's just like a little drink.

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He drank that really quickly!

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Is this just full of the vitamins that he needs?

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Yes, it's a multivitamin drench

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and it sets them up well for the winter.

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-So, is that everything done for Primo?

-Almost.

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There's just one more thing, his vaccination.

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A vaccination is an injection of a medicine

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that helps to stop them getting certain bugs and diseases.

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So just under the skin again,

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he feels a little prick and in it goes.

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Another little rubdown, and that's all done.

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-Primo, you've been really brave.

-He definitely has.

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Let's see what other animals Vet Ben checked on today.

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It's not just reindeer that Vet Ben has come to see at the farm today.

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Kazooie, a European eagle owl recently had surgery on his foot

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so Ben makes sure it's healing properly.

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Bluey, the rescue wallaby, is due for a checkup,

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but first Ben has to catch him.

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Luckily, he brought Bluey's favourite treat.

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And Ben checks Billy the ram's heart and lungs

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to make sure that he doesn't have any signs of flu.

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Billy is fit and healthy for the winter.

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Lily and Arthur, I have had a wonderful time meeting you

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and seeing all of these really special reindeer.

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It's been great to see what the vet does

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-to keep them healthy too, hasn't it?

-It really has.

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-Can I come back soon to see how you're getting on?

-Yes, please!

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Thank you very much. Let's see what Rory's been up to.

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BEEP, BEEP!

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Today, I've come to a wildlife centre in Cheshire.

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They take in injured, sick or abandoned animals

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to make them better so they can go back into the wild.

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I meeting Vet Bev who's going to introduce me to a spiky patient.

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-Hi, Bev.

-Hi, Rory.

-What is going on in here today?

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This is where our baby animals are.

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-We're about to do a health check on a baby hedgehog.

-Hello! Aw, look!

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How adorable. So why is this little creature here?

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She was found out during the day and hedgehogs are usually nocturnal

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-so they shouldn't be seen in the day.

-Of course.

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Nocturnal means an animal that is active at night

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and sleeping during the day.

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So if you see a hedgehog moving around during the day,

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chances are it's poorly and needs to come to a wildlife centre.

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-What's first?

-We're going to examine her and do a good health check.

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We're going to have a look at her belly.

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We're looking for any sores or any runny poo round her bottom.

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We want to check that her spines are healthy.

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-Can see the white spines?

-Yes.

-They're her baby spines.

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-The brown spines are her adult spines.

-Wow.

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So when they're small are they light all over?

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Yes, they're basically white when they are born.

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We're going to look at her eyes - check she's got nice bright eyes.

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-She certainly does.

-Yeah, so that's good.

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She's had some breathing problems.

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-She's had a parasite in her lungs called lung worm.

-OK.

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It's like a little worm that lives in her lungs

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and makes it difficult to breathe so she's on treatment for that.

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It's important she's clear of that before she returns to the wild.

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Often it causes them to not grow

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so we're going to weigh her to check she's growing.

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-We'll pop her on the scales.

-Brilliant. She's gained weight.

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That's great! Excellent news.

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It's really important they gain weight

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because when they hibernate, they need to be a certain weight

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-to go to sleep in the winter, right?

-Exactly.

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They need to have fat stores to live off while they're asleep.

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A few animals hibernate through the winter

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which means snoozing through the cold weather.

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-I'd like to do that.

-It sounds good.

-What's left to do?

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-I want to listen to her chest and then give her her medicine.

-OK.

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-That sounds good.

-Yes?

-It sounds nice and healthy.

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-The medicine's obviously working.

-That's great. Medicine time.

-It is.

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-Do you want to hold her for me?

-Certainly.

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It's very tasty medicine so they normally take it quite well.

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-Well done.

-All gone.

-Good girl.

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Right, is she going to be popped back in now?

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Yes, she can go in and have her breakfast.

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-What have we got for breakfast?

-We've got puppy milk here

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that we use especially for hedgehogs.

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It's very important that you do not give a hedgehog cow's milk, right?

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Yes, it's really bad for them.

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Then we've got protein to build her up even more.

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-This is cat food.

-Mm, delicious.

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She's very cute, but these are not pets. Hedgehogs are wild animals.

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You should bring them, if they are in danger, to a wildlife centre.

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Yes, they are very cute, but they are wild animals

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and need specialist care so it's really important

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-that they come to a wildlife centre.

-Are you happy with her?

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-Yes, she's doing really well.

-Back in the wild soon?

-Hopefully.

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She's got more weight to put on before she's ready to hibernate,

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but it shouldn't be too long.

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Thank you for introducing me to this cute hedgehog.

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Recently, I met Arthur and Lily

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and the beautiful reindeer who had their health checks,

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and now I'm back to see how they're all getting on

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since the vet visited.

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Hello.

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-Hiya, Lily. Hi, Arthur.

-Hi, Ferne.

-Hi, Ferne.

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-Hello. Who's this?

-This is Bubble.

-Hello, Bubble.

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How have all the reindeer been getting on since the vet came?

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Primo has been doing fantastically since Vet Ben came.

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-And, Lily, how are the rest of the reindeer?

-They're really good.

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Do we have anything special planned today?

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We're going to take Bubbles for a walk

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so she gets used to being on a leading rope.

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-You can join us.

-I would love to! I've never walked a reindeer before.

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Are you ready, Bubble? Come on!

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-See you all soon.

-Bye.

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I love how all the reindeer are coming over to see.

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They're like, "What's Bubble doing?"

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It's important to get Bubble used to walking on a lead rein like this

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as Emma often visits schools with the reindeer

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-to teach children all about them.

-She's doing really well, isn't she?

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She's being so well-behaved. I think Bubble has done a great job.

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She definitely deserves that tasty reindeer moss.

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Good job, Bubble.

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Arthur and Lily and Emma, thank you so much

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for introducing me to these reindeer. I've had a fantastic time.

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And I hope you've had fun too

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finding out all about these beautiful reindeer.

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See you again soon for more Ferne And Rory's Vet Tales.

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-ALL:

-Bye!

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# Ferne and Rory, telling you the story

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# Of some poorly pets

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# We will take them, show you how to make them

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# Better at the vet's

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# Vet Tales

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# These are our Vet Tales

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# Vet Tales

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# Ferne and Rory's Vet Tales. #

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Ferne visits Arthur and Lilly to see lots of reindeer who are getting a check-up from a vet before winter. Rory heads to a wildlife rescue centre to see how their vet team helps to care for some prickly patients.


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