Until the end of October, FREE blood test vouchers (which are now paperless) are available at:
When horses and ponies are prone to laminitis it is important to test for Cushing’s disease, amongst other underlying hormonal diseases. Although many people think that Cushing’s is a disease seen only in geriatric patients it has now been shown that many (up to one third) of 10 to 15 year olds may be affected.
For more information on Cushing’s disease please click on the following link:
We are delighted to launch our latest podcast on Liver Disease. Here are a few of the papers we discuss in the podcast:
Quigley et al (2017) Prevalence of liver fluke infection in Irish horses and assessment of a serological test for diagnosis of equine fasciolosis: doi
Pfaender S et al (2015) Clinical course of infection and viral tissue tropism of hepatitis C virus-like nonprimate hepaciviruses in horses. Hepatology, 61, 447-59: doi: 10.1002/hep.27440
We are delighted to launch our next podcast with Victoria South in discussion with Jamie Prutton and Tom Hughes; three vets from our Hospital specialist team. We treat a number of severe acute laminitics, and chronic laminitis cases here at the hospital – they are particularly rewarding cases that demand close collaboration between our medics, orthopaedic specialists and farriers.
You can download the “Acute care of the laminitic” Podcast here.
In this podcast we refer to Total Foot Protection’s impression material and foam foot pads. Here is a photo series of the impression material being applied to the foot, being allowed to set underneath a rigid plate, being cut to shape, and finally the foam pad being taped in place:
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