Archive for June 2015

FULLY BOOKED – Equine Dentistry Talk & Practical Demonstrations

We now have a reserve list, and so if you have booked a place and are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible, by calling 01428 723594 or by email


Check out the NEW ‘Information Leaflets’ page on our website!

Here you can access a range of downloadable information leaflets, which have been written by our expert team of equine vets.


CT Scan (Computed Tomography) – Coming Soon!

Liphook Equine Hospital is excited to report that we will soon be able to offer a CT scanning service. Building of the new unit has started today and we hope to be able to start scanning horses within 3-4 months.

We are proud to be one of very few equine hospitals in the UK that will have the facilities to carry out CT imaging both in the standing horse and under general anaesthesia.

What is CT?
CT scanning uses a rotating x-ray tube to a take series of x-ray images at high speed circumferentially around the area of interest so giving an image of exquisite anatomical detail allowing the clinician to see subtle changes in bone and soft tissue related to injury and disease. The images can be reconstructed to look at the same piece of anatomy in different orientations and to create a series of detailed slices through the area of interest.
How is CT performed?

CT requires the part of the body to be imaged to be placed into the CT scanner for a short period of time (usually a few minutes). Whether the horse require sedation or general anaesthesia depends upon which part of the horse is being scanned.
Which parts of the horse can be scanned?

The Liphook Equine Hospital plans to install the only large bore (bariatric) CT scanner available for use in horses in the UK. This will allow us not only to scan heads and lower limbs but also mean that we will be able to scan the complete neck of adult horses, the whole body of foals and the proximal parts of the limbs, including stifles.

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Due to popular demand we have added another date for the EQUINE DENTISTRY talk and practical demonstration:

Wednesday 15TH July – Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start

The evening is aimed at updating horse owners about the importance of modern equine dentistry.

Numbers are limited, so to reserve your FREE place, please call our reception team on: 01428 723594 or email:, or via our facebook page.

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If your horse or pony is prone to laminitis, it’s important to test for Cushing’s disease. 9 out of 10 laminitis cases are caused by an underlying hormonal disease. And despite the common perception that Cushing’s disease is solely a condition of older horses and ponies, new data shows that up to one-third of 10 to 15 year-olds may be affected.

The hugely successful ‘Talk About Laminitis’ has returned. Over the past three years, thousands of horses and ponies have benefited from being tested for PPID through the Talk About Laminitis initiative. It’s designed to help you and your vet detect these cases, treat them and prevent future episodes.

From now to the end of October FREE blood test vouchers (which are now paperless) are available at:

The horse must not have been previously diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease.

Journey and take blood fees still apply.


Liphook Equine Hospital would like to invite you to join us for a fascinating and educational evening to: TALK ABOUT DONKEYS

Thursday 9th July 2015

Doors Open 6.30pm / Prompt 7pm Start

Venue: Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JG

We are delighted to have teamed up with the Donkey Sanctuary to hold an evening of talks all about donkeys. Two guest speakers from the Donkey Sanctuary, Anna Harrison MRCVS, and Mark Kerr, a Donkey Welfare Advisor for our area, will be discussing what the Donkey Sanctuary does, how donkeys are different to horses, general care and common diseases. Plus they will be available to answer any questions.

The evening will also include refreshments, plus a raffle with all proceeds going to the Donkey Sanctuary.

All Welcome!

To reserve your FREE place, please call our reception team on: 01428 723594, or email:

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