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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 –

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



Laboratory Newsletter July 2013

Please find attached a copy of our July 2013 Laboratory Newsletter which contains news on our new histopathology service, and guide to the new tests that have been introduced in the last 12 months.


Liphook Equine Hospital Newsletter July 2013

Liphook Laminitis Clinic

Liphook Equine Hopsital is proud to announce the opening of its new Laminitis Clinic; a specialist service for the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic laminitis cases.  Liphook Laminitis Clinic combines our medical expertise in the diagnosis of all causes of laminitis (including equine Cushing’s disease and equine metabolic syndrome), and orthopaedic and farriery expertise in the assessment of the foot.

For more information, please see our new Liphook Laminitis Clinic web page or email us at


Laboratory Newsletter March 2013

Please see below for our latest newsletter:

March 2013 Laboratory Newsletter

Laboratory Newsletter February 2013

Please see below for our latest Laboratory Newsletter:

Laboratory Newsletter February 2013

Autumn 2012 – Newsletter

Please find attached our latest Laboratory Newsletter containing information on a new ‘Weight Control’ diet available via veterinary surgeons, an update on TRH stimulation tests, our new slimline car packs and new members of staff.

Copies of the Newsletter will be arriving by post to our veterinary practices in the next few days, but please feel free to download the newsleter from the link below in the meantime.

 Laboratory Newsletter Autumn 2012


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



Spring Laboratory Newsletter

The Laboratory publishes quarterly newsletters that discuss recent advances in clinical pathology, internal medicine and other topics that are relevant to the equine practitioner.  




Dave Rendle returns

We’re pleased to welcome back David Rendle who returns to The Liphook Equine Hospital as part of the medicine referral and laboratory team. Dave completed an internship at LEH and a residency in Equine Medicine at LEH and University of Glasgow and then worked at the LEH for a year before venturing South to Devon for a while and then spending a year in Austrailia as a Lecturer in Equine Medicine at Charles Sturt University. Dave is an ECEIM Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine and has lectured and published widely on all aspects of equine medicine.