Archive for November 2017

Latest PPID recommendations from the Equine Endocrine Group

The Equine Endocrinology Group has launched its latest recommendations on equine Cushing’s disease/PPID.  This is a great summary of diagnostic and treatment protocols:

EEG PPID Consensus statement Nov 2017

 

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British Horseracing Authority recognises Liphook Equine Hospital Lab’s Ringworm PCR

We are delighted to receive recognition from the British Horseracing Authority for our ringworm PCR test.  We are the first and only Laboratory worldwide to offer a highly sensitive and specific qPCR to detected all dermatophyte species known to affect horses including Trichophyton spp, Microsporum spp and Arthroderma spp.  This assay can be run on every weekday and has a same day turnaround so that vets can get a rapid result back to their clients and racing yards to confirm their suspicions of disease, or to prove that a treated horse is no longer a contagious risk to others.

 

The British Horseracing Authority now recognise this ringworm qPCR as a suitable test for proof of non-contagiousness in a racehorse prior to attendance at a racecourse.  Please see this link to the BHA’s certificate of non-contagiousness that racehorse vets use to confirm that a horse is free from ringworm infection: Ringworm Certificate of Non-Contagiousness.

 

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Housevet Vacancies for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018

Liphook Equine Hospital offers 18 month positions for recently qualified veterinary graduates that we call ‘housevets’. The housevet programme stands out as an exceptional experience compared with many internship programmes as it offers:

  • A clearly defined role within an approachable team of experienced equine clinicians
  • An opportunity to work with the largest team of RCVS/European equine medicine and surgery specialists in the UK
  • An opportunity to work with a large team of skilled nurses
  • An opportunity to develop and expand the skills learned in your first year(s) in practice in a supportive hospital setting
  • Hands-on involvement in a wide range of medical and surgical procedures
  • Responsibility for client contact and liaison from admission to discharge
  • Active participation in lameness investigations – it is part of the housevet’s job to perform nerve blocks and joint blocks not watch someone else doing it!
  • Responsibility for general anaesthesia of our diverse surgical caseload with support from ECVAA specialists.
  • On site accommodation in a well-equipped flat whilst on call and local village accommodation provided for housevets when not on call.

The comprehensive and practical experience obtained during the housevet programme prepares young vets for a future career in any field of equine veterinary work.

 

An application form, including a CV and letter of intent, for housevet positions starting in the Spring and Summer 2018 should be sent to Barbara Thornley at post@theleh.co.uk. Applicants are encouraged to visit the hospital before applying. Closing date for applications 12th December 2017 and short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in early January.

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