Opening in the summer of 2020, Manchester Zoo aims to redefine the meaning of 'zoo' by designing a unique space that promotes animal welfare, conservation, community and education.
Incuvet is a proud partner, working with the new Zoo to provide high-quality Curadle incubators for their world-class veterinary centres.
Over the past month, we’ve had the pleasure of working with The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Hospital for Small Animals; located on the University of Edinburgh campus. Their project, headed-up by Kirsten Hearn RVN, was to replace their old incubator with a newer upgraded model capable of delivering a wide variety of intensive care options for their small animal patients.
Kirsten’s unit specialises in exotics and the primary use of the incubator is to deliver post-operative patient warming. The incubator helps to acclimatise patients from the warm theatre to the much cooler ambient temperatures in the ICU ward. The brand new Curadle ICU160 Pro incubator was chosen to meet that need. We asked Kirsten a few questions on how the machine was performing so far…
This year sees the arrival of the brand-new intensive care unit from Curadle. These new units are to replace the older, "Rcom Pet Brooder ICUs" which have proven very popular over the past few years amongst animal breeders and veterinarians. Curadle intensive care units are produced in the Republic of Korea and are shipped all over the world. Here in the UK, we regularly hear stories about how the machines have been put to brilliant uses, both within and beyond our shores.
In August we were lucky enough to chat to a wildlife charity based in Australia, regarding their interesting use-case of the Curadle ICU for bats. Clare Rickell is a volunteer with WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.). WIRES has a mission to preserve and protect native Australian wildlife by rescuing them from the wild, caring for them and eventually rehabilitating them.
This month we've had the pleasure of chatting with the amazing staff from The Hog Centre; part of Wirral Animal Sanctuary. Steph Oliver (pictured below) and her team of highly trained volunteers have been using the TLC 40 Eco Brooder in their intensive care ward to provide much-needed medical assistance to sick and injured hedgehogs.
Having recently purchased a second unit, the TLC incubators have become a valuable part of their armoury. Both of the units were purchased using funds raised from some of the UK's most generous charitable donors. Without donations from the public, The Hog Centre would not be able to support and rehabilitate the enormous number of vulnerable hedgehogs they help every day.