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Health and Illness - Important Information

Discussion in 'Health & Illness' started by sport_billy, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. sport_billy

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    This forum is provided for the public sharing of Guinea Pig care knowledge, experiences and ideas. At times it may include discussions of medicines, symptoms, diagnosis etc. While a vast amount of information can be found within the forum, it can NOT replace the advice of a professional veterinarian.

    Under no circumstances should anything found in this forum be construed as professional veterinary advice or instruction, even if a member on the forum claims themselves as a vet or to work within the animal care industry.

    Animal symptoms cannot be diagnosed properly over the internet. All Health and Illness discussions that take place within The Guinea Pig Forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your local vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner.

    This forum cannot be held liable for any inaccurate advice given and is no substitute for proper veterinary care. If ever in doubt over the health of your animal, please ensure you seek professional veterinary attention from a qualified veterinary practitioner immediately.

    By UK law only a qualified vet can diagnose, prescribe and treat an animal and only after a physical examination of the animal.

    Can we also remind the forum members of their duty in accordance with the 5 freedoms to seek prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent pain injury and disease and to seek prompt diagnosis and treatment if they do become ill or injured.
     
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    Just a friendly reminder of this. Can I respectfully request that any advice given by a member not displaying a H&I specialist banner under their name is double checked with our forum specialists. Many thanks in advance.
     
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    We have well meaning members still giving out incorrect advice, can I ask that members only heed advice from our forum specialists, you will recognise them as they will have a H&I banner, like the one below, under their posts. Many thanks for your co-operation.
     
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