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๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ

๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ.
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We are very grateful for the support that you have provided throughout this difficult year and we appreciate that so many of you continue to respect our requests for distancing and show your understanding of our need to stay distanced and to continue to wear face masks.
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๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.
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Access to the hospital and rules regarding visiting remain in place. Please follow the guidance of our team members and in particular the clinician in charge of your horse.
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๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐Ÿ’™
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Russell Parker speaks at The London Vet Show

Our vets at Liphook Equine Hospital are often invited to give talks to a wide variety of audiences, such as delegates at veterinary conferences.

Yesterday, Equine Veterinary Surgeon ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ was invited to present 2 talks at the world famousย The London Vet Show. Russell discussed managing acute severe lameness and practical tips on intravenous regional perfusion, sub-palpebral lavage catheters and performing nerve blocks.

The London Vet Show, held at London ExCeL, is the largest veterinary exhibition in Europe and runs over two days.

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Equine Winter Health Check Offer

At Liphook Equine Hospital we want to help you give your horse the best care possible and make preventative health care simple whilst also saving money.

Preventative healthcare can help identify any potential problems or signs of disease in order to keep your horse, pony or donkey in peak physical condition.

From November through to February we are offering a package of winter health checks and advice at preferential rates for our clients.

Our Equine Winter Health Check, provided by one of our first opinion vets, will ensure your horse is checked over thoroughly and allow them to diagnose any problems early, to help your horse live a long and healthy life.

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๐—”๐˜๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐— ๐˜†๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด

Your horses can be more susceptible to Atypical Myopathy in the autumn, when the paddocks are bare and the autumnal winds blow.
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Atypical myopathy is caused by horses eating sycamore seeds. These seedlings when eaten release a toxin that slows down the horses energy production in the horses muscle fibres.
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Clinical signs to look out for:
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  • Sweating
  • High heart rate
  • Depression
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle tremors
  • Colic
  • Red/ brown urine
Sycamore seeds can travel three times the height of the parent tree. If you have trees near your horses always check for seedlings. If at all possible remove the trees, if this is not possible always make sure that there is enough for your horses to eat and fence off the area where the seedlings are likely to be.
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Atypical myopathy has a high mortality rate. However, if caught early enough coupled with aggressive treatment, cases can recover.
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If you are at all concerned about your horse potentially eating sycamore seedlings you must contact your vet immediately.
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If you would like more information please call us on 01428 723594.ย 
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๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป – ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ?

We are fast approaching that time of year again when there are lots of events to celebrate with fireworks. Fireworks can be stressful and frightening to even the most sensible of horses.
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The British Horse Society and RSPCA have put together a video and posters to print and download with information and guidance for people planning their own private firework display and a horse owner checklist to prepare and make this firework season as safe as possible for you and your horse.
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To view the video, please click hereย 
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To download and view the posters, please click hereย and here
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For more information on the laws related to fireworks, please visit the Defra website: bit.ly/3lt2Nl8

๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜€ (๐—˜๐—›๐—ฉ-๐Ÿญ)

It is now more than 6 months after the tragic Equine Herpes (EHV-1) outbreak that occurred in Spain earlier this year, when sadly 18 show jumpers died and international events had to be cancelled in 12 countries.
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There is an effective vaccine against EHV 1,4 but it is important that boosters are given every 6 months.
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If your horse is due their booster, please ring the practice on 01428 723594.
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Two horses touching noses each other. Black and white friendship image

Applications for this position are now closed. ๐—๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ!

๐—”๐—ฑ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜

We are looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to join the team in our diagnostic laboratory working alongside other administrative assistants, laboratory technicians and veterinary surgeons on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave for a minimum of 6 months. The daily tasks will involve various administrative roles within the team involving some practical non-technical tasks as well as dealing with phone calls, data entry and other computer-based work.

A personable and pleasant individual who enjoys interaction with colleagues and clients is a crucial requirement. Candidates must also be computer literate, have an excellent telephone manner, be self-motivated and see resolving client queries as a challenge to be embraced on a daily basis.

This position is offered on a full-time or part-time fixed term contract Monday to Friday. The role includes working Saturday mornings on a rota basis for which time off in lieu is provided. We offer a competitive salary package plus cash back health plan and pension scheme.

The role is based at our state-of-the-art equine hospital in Liphook and due to the rural location own transport is essential.

Applications, accompanied by a covering letter and CV, should be sent to Professor Andy Durham, Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7JG, or by email to andy.durham@theleh.co.uk.

Yard Nurse Vacancy

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our yard nursing team based at our state-of-the-art specialist equine hospital in Liphook.

We are seeking a candidate with a proven record of excellent horse care and stable management, in a professional yard. We require a reliable, conscientious, self-motivated applicant. Nursing experience is desirable, although not essential, as full training will be provided.

The positions are full-time, working a variable shift pattern, covering 24 hours. The successful applicant will be required to work approximately 1 in 3 weekends for which time off in lieu is afforded.

The role is based at the hospital in Liphook and due to the rural location access to your own transport is essential.

Please apply in writing to Amy Britcher โ€“ Yard Manager enclosing your CV and the names of at least two referees by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, GU30 7JG or by email to amy.britcher@theleh.co.uk.

๐ŸŒŸ๐—›๐˜‚๐˜„ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—•๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—” ๐ŸŒŸ

Huw Griffiths, one of our clinical directors at Liphook Equine Hospital, has been presented with his presidential chains of office today in a ceremony at the BEVA Conference in Birmingham (๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต ๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป).

Huw said he is looking forward to having the opportunity to lead the Council and make a difference for his fellow vets over the next 12 months.

He is one of our team of 10 road vets, travelling to see clients and their horses all over the south east, and also looks after the practiceโ€™s larger stud clients.

A BEVA Council member for six years, Huw has served on the breeding and reproduction committee, as well as chairing the clinical practice committee and the Artificial Insemination discussion forum.

BEVA represents the veterinary industry on a wide range of topics and is committed to championing high standards of equine health and welfare. It also promotes research and education and encourages vets to share ideas that will have a positive benefit on the equestrian community.

๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—›๐˜‚๐˜„!๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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Essentials of Equine Practice – 17th โ€“ 19th June 2022

The Essentials of Equine Practice course has run every two years since 2001 and has been expertly composed for recent graduates, and those in their first few years of practice, who intend to work in equine ambulatory practice.  Previous delegates have also included those with more experience wishing to refresh their knowledge of general equine practice.  

The broad theme is an evidence-based and practice approach to common clinical scenarios.  The three days mainly consist of short and punchy presentations, with an afternoon of practical skills training at Liphook Equine Hospital.   

The most important part of all is our emphasis on community; come and hang out with current and ex-house vets (our interns), ambulatory vets, internal medicine and surgical specialists, diversifiers, and clinical researchers.  Quiz us on our career paths, motivations, and how we make being an equine vet work for us.  Let us help support you through your journey in equine practice.  There are plenty of chances to meet our team through the course, especially during the evening events: a Friday evening race meeting at Goodwood (with a world- famous DJ afterwards) and a course supper on the Saturday night!

All lectures and accommodation are at West Dean House, a beautiful mansion nestled in the South Downs National Park. All meals, racing and accommodation are included in the registration fee.  2022 will be the 21stanniversary of the course and it promises to be our best ever!  Course registrations opens very soon; contact tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk to join our Essentials of Equine Practice email list. 

Topics include: strangles, coughing, EMS, castration, euthanasia, liver disease, cardiac murmurs, gastric ulcers, abdominal ultrasound, colic work up, acute severe lameness, and many more. 

๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—› ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Hi everyone, we are sure, like us, you will be having mixed feelings about the Governments easing of Covid restrictions.
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There is no question that it is a relief to feel as though some kind of normality may return to our lives but equally it is obvious that alongside this goes the ever increasing chances of coming into contact with Covid 19 with a risk of either contracting the virus or of having to isolate for 10 days.
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Obviously we want you and our team members to stay well, but we also need to avoid team members having to isolate which can leave us short staffed, making it harder to provide the help and care that you need for your horses.
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๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ถ.๐—ฒ. ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐˜€, ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฐ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ.
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We are very grateful for the support that you have provided throughout this difficult year and we are grateful that so many of you continue to respect our requests for distancing and show your understanding of our need to stay distanced and to continue to wear face masks.
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๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜‚๐˜€ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐˜€๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด, ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.
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