Archive for September 2012

Liphook Equine Hospital & SPILLERS® join forces with ‘Weight Control’ feed


Concerned about the serious equine obesity problem in the UK, equine vets Andy Durham from Liphook Equine Hospital and Duncan Harrison from Priors Farm Equine Veterinary Surgery, found that many horse owners are receptive to extra guidance and support from their vets. With this in mind they consulted with nutrition experts at SPILLERS® to formulate a special diet called ‘Weight Control’ to be fed under veterinary supervision.

 “With more horses and ponies in this country being classified as overweight or obese, there is an increased risk of associated health problems, including recurrent laminitis, equine metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and lethargy,” explains Andy Durham. “We are aware that many horse owners struggle to recognise that their horse is overweight, and may appreciate discussing obesity with their vets to understand how to control obesity and to take on board the benefits of feeding a specialist diet to tackle the problem effectively.”

 Liphook Equine Hospital have launched a Weight Control Programme which combines a veterinary examination, blood tests for insulin resistance and equine Cushing’s disease, weighing on a portable weight bridge (at your yard), and the ‘Weight Control’ feed at an exceptionally competitive price. 

Please see here for further details on the Weight Control Programme.

Please see here for further details on the Weight Control feed.


A superb Client Evening!

Last night over 300 people atteneded a Client Evening to hear presentations on Equine Metabolic Syndrome and Cushing’s disease which together account for 90% of laminitis cases. The importance of testing and treating Cushing’s was emphasised and a new programme for controlled weight loss was explained. For those people who couldn’t get tickets or were unable to attend, we are planning to run another meeting on Tuesday 23rd October @ 7pm. Further details will follow shortly so if you are interested in coming please email or ring the office on 01428 723594.

 Last night, Dave Rendle explained that volunteers from Liphook Equine Hospital will be contributing expertise to a trip to 11 Ethiopian Veterinary Schools early next year to help train and equip the Ethiopian vets on the ground to continue SPANA’s work in improving equine welfare in that country. A collection was held at the end of the meeting last night and we are thrilled to say that we raised just under £800 toward our target of £3000. If anyone wasn’t able to make a donation last night but would like to, please call SPANA direct on 0207 8313999. Every contribution, however small, makes a big difference to equine welfare.




New Laboratory Guide

At BEVA Congress 2012, we launched our “No nonsense guide to equine clinical pathology“.

Each chapter has been uploaded onto the Liphook Equine Hospital website for you to browse at your convenience as a paper-free copy when you are out and about.

A hard copy can be ordered from