Karo Light Challenge Test

We appreciate that is can be tricky to keep in touch with the latest publications on endocrinopathic laminitis especially those relevant to the diagnostic tests that we use in practice. We have produced this handy summary of the best evidence-based protocol for the Karo Light Challenge Test. Please click here to view the protocol.




We are recruiting!

We currently have vacancies for the following positions:

Part–Time Weekend Groom
Maternity Cover Yard Nurse
Temporary Handyman

For more information, please click on the following link:


Outbreaks of Hepatopathy

We are all now recognising that most cases of liver disease that we encounter are part of a wider outbreak amongst herd-mates, even if the others appear externally healthy. This suggests a common toxin or infectious aetiology. It is useful to rule out “old favourites” such as ragwort by biopsy. Fluke is rare and almost impossible to rule out as no antemortem tests are reliable.

Work performed at Liphook over the last few years has identified fumonisin B1 contamination of forage as a possible cause of some outbreaks and international work looking at various causes of viral hepatitis in horses has identified a number of candidates including equine Hepacivirus, equine Pegivirus, Theiler’s disease associated virus and equine Parvovirus.


See Cornell University Laboratory website:



and recent publication describing equine Parvovirus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5782890/pdf/17-1031.pdf


Continued work at Liphook has identified equine Parvovirus in some horses with liver disease and we hope to offer this, and other, new PCR assays shortly.

Liphook Equine Hospital Spring 2018 Newsletter- Out Now!

What’s inside this issue:
– Spring: Points for you to consider
– Out and about with LEH
– What is Bone Scan Imaging?
– Laboratory News – Same day Ringworm tests and free cushings tests available
– Dentistry Feature on Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and   Hypercementosis (EOTRH), plus a case study on EOTRH
– Preparing Your Mare For Breeding

To sign up to our e-newsletter and keep up to date with news and events, plus special offers and healthcare information about your horse, pony and donkey, please email emily.hinton@theleh.co.uk.

Liphook Equine Hospital invites you to join us in Chichester, on Wednesday 13th June (now fully booked), for an evening on: ‘Equine Emergencies & First Aid, plus Targeted Worming’

Liphook Equine Hospital Easter Opening Hours

Liphook Equine Hospital Laboratory Easter 2018 Opening Hours

PURCHASE LEDGER – Maternity Cover – This position is now filled

The role will be based within our small accounts team based at the Practice in Liphook, Hants. The main duties will involve operating the purchase ledger system, preparing month end accrual schedules and processing sales ledger invoices. The role will also involve an element of general accounts office administration such as assisting with the monthly statement run, entering job sheets, answering the telephone and an element of credit control.

The successful candidate will need to have good written and verbal communication skills, be computer literate with knowledge of MS Excel and be able to work within a team with excellent attention to detail. Experience of working in a commercial accounts environment and of dealing with clients is essential however a knowledge of horses is not necessary. We have a bespoke accounting package for which full training will be provided.

This position is offered on a full time temporary maternity cover contract (Monday-Friday). You will be based at the Liphook Equine Hospital. A competitive salary package is provided

To apply please send a cv with covering letter stating current salary and including two referees to Barbara Thornley by email or by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7JG.

Job Type: Temporary full-time

CLINIC NURSE Position– Maternity Cover

We have a vacancy for a Clinic Nurse to join the team on a circa 15 month contract to cover maternity.
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 good experience of veterinary procedures and practice. EVN or RVN qualifications are of interest but not essential.
The position is offered on a fixed term maternity cover contract exact term and start date to be confirmed but we expect the contract to run from around May 2018 to August 2019.
The position is based in our state-of-the-art equine hospital in Liphook Hampshire. Due to our rural location own transport is essential. Accommodation may be available in one of the practice houses.
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 Friday 30th March 2018 with interviews taking place in early April 2018.

New Podcast on Tendinopathy with Victoria South and Russell Parker

Here’s our latest podcast – something to download to your phones and listen to as you drive round in the snowy weather this week!