Latest news from the lab

More news from the lab

Liphook Equine Hospital Laboratory team move into their new building!

We thought you might like to take a look at our new purpose built Laboratory building – our team moved in over Christmas.  We have plenty of space, and the team love their wonderful views of the Hospital’s paddocks, menage, and the beautiful Common in the distance.  Here’s a video to show a bird’s eye view of the new Laboratory building.

The number of LEH Podcast downloads tips over 600!

We are so pleased to report that we have now reached more than 600 podcast downloads!  Vets tell us they love downloading them to listen to whilst driving between calls on the road.  Our latest Podcast discussion on Strangles was published just before Christmas – take a look at this link to Podbean where you can download the podcasts and subscribe if you like what you hear:

Liphook Equine Hospital Strangles Podcast

Here’s a link to a recent publication that is discussed in the Strangles podcast:

Comparison of nasopharangeal and guttural pouch specimens shows guttural pouch washes to be 51 times more likely to be positive for Strep equi subs equi than nasopharangeal swabs and washes in convalescent horses: Boyle et al (2017) 10.1186/s12917-017-0989-4

Latest Podcast on equine Cushing’s disease with Andy Durham and Victoria South

Please see the Liphook Equine Hospital Podcast page to download our latest podcast on equine Cushing’s disease with Victoria South in discussion with Professor Andy Durham.  They discuss the clinical manifestation of equine Cushing’s disease, review the diagnostic options year-round and finally they work through some treatment and monitoring scenarios.

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

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: BHA-VO29-Ringworm-Certificate-of-Non-Contagiousness.

New Podcast – Investigating Liver Disease – What’s New?

We are delighted to launch our latest podcast on Liver Disease.  Here are a few of the papers we discuss in the podcast:

Quigley et al (2017) Prevalence of liver fluke infection in Irish horses and assessment of a serological test for diagnosis of equine fasciolosis:  doi: 10.1111/evj.12577

 

Pfaender S et al (2015) Clinical course of infection and viral tissue tropism of hepatitis C virus-like nonprimate hepaciviruses in horses. Hepatology, 61, 447-59: doi: 10.1002/hep.27440

 

liver photo for podcast

New Podcast – Care of the Acute Laminitic

We are delighted to launch our next podcast with Victoria South in discussion with Jamie Prutton and Tom Hughes; three vets from our Hospital specialist team.  We treat a number of severe acute laminitics, and chronic laminitis cases here at the hospital – they are particularly rewarding cases that demand close collaboration between our medics, orthopaedic specialists and farriers.

You can download the “Acute care of the laminitic” Podcast here.

In this podcast we refer to Total Foot Protection’s impression material and foam foot pads.  Here is a photo series of the impression material being applied to the foot, being allowed to set underneath a rigid plate, being cut to shape, and finally the foam pad being taped in place:

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Don’t forget to follow the Liphook Equine Hospital Laboratory Facebook Group which is exclusive for vets – with more “how to’s”, useful downloads, and news on our latest podcasts:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/290650538007441/

Liphook Equine Hospital Podcast

Podbean logoWe are thrilled to announce that our first Podcasts is available to download today.  It features Victoria South in conversation with Andy Durham about recent advances in our understanding of insulin dysregualtion and how to test for it (and assess laminitis risk in general).

Podcast – Insulin Dysregulation

We discussed a few papers in the podcasts – here are links to some of the papers:

Bertin and de Laat EVJ Sept 2017

Bamford Vet J 2016

Equine Endocrinology Group 

 

 

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Liphook Equine Hospital Pathology Services launches

We are thrilled to launch our new histopathology service.  Unique to LEH Laboratory, each sample will have a personalised clinical interpretation by one of our medicine specialists in addition to routine histopathological description and comments.  We provide free histopathology kits that contain a formalin-filled pot, submission form, suitable packaging, and are labelled to our Pathology Service’s direct postal address for speedy delivery of samples.  Please contact the Laboratory to obtain these free packs or alternatively, download our Histopathology submission form and Pre-paid labels.

Come and see us at the BEVA Congress 2017


If your heading to BEVA Congress this week (13th -16th September), which is held at The ACC – Kings Dock – Liverpool – L3 4PF, come and visit us on stand 310. We look forward to seeing you there!

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What our clients say

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The Liphook Equine Hospital has provided us with fantastic service for our competition horses for the past 30 years. The team’s depth of experience offers a 5 star level of care for any situation and we have really put them to the test over the years! From the day to day routine treatments to the ” never been seen before ” emergencies they offer knowledgeable and realistic advice.

— Mrs. Elaine Wilson, Milland, Hampshire