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 currently have vacancies for the following positions:
Part–Time Weekend Groom
Maternity Cover Yard Nurse
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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.
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
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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
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