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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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”Podcasthere.
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:
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:
We 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).
In all my dealings with the hospital, from helpful and friendly receptionists to dedicated nursing staff to expert surgeons and friendly but very professional vets, I’ve never been disappointed in the treatment I’ve received.