Archive for October 2016

We are coming up to the firework season and we want to provide you with a few helpful tips to reduce your horse’s anxiety.

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Information for Horse Owners on Atypical Myopathy – Autumn 2016

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CLINIC NURSE VACANCY

Enthusiastic, equine veterinary nurse required to join our clinic nursing team. We are seeking a motivated, hardworking team player to be part of our busy referral hospital. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in diagnostic imaging and theatre nursing. There is a 1:6 out-of-hours on call commitment and the salary is commensurate with experience.   We are interested to hear from individuals who have an excellent track record in horse care and horse handling with some experience of veterinary procedures and practice.  EVN or RVN qualifications are of interest but not essential.

The position is based in our state-of-the-art equine hospital in Liphook Hampshire.  Due to our rural location own transport is essential.  Informal enquires can be made to Katherine King, Head Clinic Nurse on 01428 723594 or Katherine.King@theleh.co.uk.

Applications, accompanied by a covering letter and CV, should be sent to Carrie Goodbourn, Business Director, Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7JG or by email to post@theleh.co.uk.

Closing date Tuesday 8th November 2016

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Adiponectin testing – another string to the bow of EMS testing

We have recently launched adiponectin as a additional option when testing for EMS.  Adiponectin is a beneficial fat-derived hormone that normally improves insulin sensitivity.  Obese and laminitis-prone horses/ponies often have low adiponectin levels and this has been shown to be a good predictor of future laminitis risk.

Horses and ponies don’t need to be fasted prior to sampling, just take a blood sample in a red-top plain tube whenever you decide to test your patient.  Just remember to separate the serum, and send to the Laboratory in a chiller pack – please contact the laboratory and we can send these packs free of charge – lab@theleh.co.uk.

Please feel free to download our recent guide to Adiponectin testing for more information on this popular, practical, and useful EMS test.

 

 

Autumn newsletter – introducing serum iron as a marker of inflammation

We have introduced serum iron as a inflammatory marker to a number of our profiles, since it is a sensitive and specific marker of inflammation in horses and outperforms fibrinogen.  Please see our Autumn Newsletter for further information.