February Vaccination Amnesty Month! Stamping on Flu Together! FREE VACCINATION OFFER!

Equine Influenza is both extremely infectious and contagious and so the best way of stopping both your horse and other horses from becoming infected is to vaccinate.

As a disease the signs of flu can vary from a few days of running a high temperature accompanied by the classic snotty nose and harsh dry cough, to serious life-threatening infections.

“Why should I vaccinate?”
Firstly, your horse will feel exactly the same as we do when we have the flu – rotten. Also, in becoming infected your horse stands a real chance of infecting many others with the virus. Finally, as you are all probably aware, to compete your horse you will need an up to date passport demonstrating your horse’s up to date vaccination status.

We are often complacent about this disease because we expect horses to be vaccinated. However, the proportion of horses vaccinated in the UK falls well below that which is required to prevent a major disease outbreak. Should a major outbreak occur with a new virus strain then unvaccinated horses will suffer severe and potentially fatal diseases and vaccinated horses may also be affected. Multiple small outbreaks occur every year in the UK, and major outbreaks have occurred before and may well occur again.

In February, we will be running a vaccination amnesty campaign to help protect as many unvaccinated/overdue horses as possible.

During the month of February, all horses, ponies and donkeys starting their vaccination course will receive the 2nd vaccination FREE OF CHARGE!***

To book an appointment or for further information, please call our reception team on 01428 723594

***Vaccine cost only, visit fees still apply. The offer is only open to horses that are over 9 months of age and have not yet been vaccinated against equine influenza or are overdue an annual booster. First vaccination to take place in February.

 

Liphook Equine Hospital would like to invite you to an Equine Lecture Evening on Thursday 7th March 2019

Equine Lecture Evening – The latest thinking on three key areas of horse and veterinary care 

Thursday 7th March 2019 

Doors open 6.30pm / Prompt 7pm start 

Venue: Lythe Hill Hotel, Petworth Rd, Haslemere, GU27 3BQ 

 

A guide to equine nutrition 

Julie Potier DVM,MRCVS 

Knowledge of your horse’s body condition score is essential to achieve an ideal diet. Julie will describe how to accurately assess your horse’s body condition score, with some examples. She will also be discussing nutritional guidelines, which will enable your horse to reach an ideal body condition. 

 

Filling the gaps- a modern approach to equine dentistry 

Tom McGinley BVMS Cert AVP (Equine Dentistry) MRCVS 

Recent advances in equine dentistry have led to the development of several new treatments. Restorative procedures (‘fillings’) are now possible and can help to prevent disease progression and the need for tooth extraction. Tom will discuss infundibular caries, a common condition affecting equine cheek teeth and the merits of infundibular restoration in such cases. 

 

Behavioural therapy for needle phobic horses 

Holly Lenaghan BVetMed MRCVS 

At Liphook Equine Hospital we frequently see horses who are needle shy, showing aversive and occasionally dangerous behaviour. A simple vaccination can turn into a hugely stressful event for the horse, it’s owner and the vet. Using Learning Theory we can re-train these horses to accept adverse stimuli such as needles, utilising how horses learn to change their behaviour in a calm and positive manor. Holly will talk us through the procedure of clicker training, which she has used very successfully on some of our most difficult cases.

 

To book your FREE place, please contact our reception team on: 01428 723594, or via email to tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk 

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Essentials of Equine Practice course: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2019

This event is now fully booked! We do have a wait list. Please contact tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk

Do you have any members of the practice that would be interested in attending our Essentials of Equine Practice course?

This is a 3-day residential course held at West Dean College, Chichester, and at the Liphook Equine Hospital. The course is aimed for recent graduates and more experienced colleagues wishing to refresh their knowledge of general equine practice. The course is also suitable for final year veterinary students. The course focuses exclusively on what you need to know in ambulatory equine practice and has a very practical emphasis.

There is a charge of £495 which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, food and entertainment for all 3 days.

For further information please click here.

If you would like to book a place (or places), please complete a booking form. For further information please email tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk

Liphook Equine Hospital – Christmas and New Year Opening Hours!

We hope you and your horses have a happy and healthy holiday. However, should your horse need us we are open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Laboratory Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

ESSENTIALS OF EQUINE PRACTICE: Friday 7th June – Sunday 9th June 2019

Do you have any members of the practice that would be interested in attending our Essentials of Equine Practice course?

This is a 3-day residential course held at West Dean College, Chichester, and at the Liphook Equine Hospital. The course is aimed for recent graduates and more experienced colleagues wishing to refresh their knowledge of general equine practice. The course is also suitable for final year veterinary students. The course focuses exclusively on what you need to know in ambulatory equine practice and has a very practical emphasis.

There is a charge of £495 which includes 2 nights’ accommodation, food and entertainment for all 3 days.

For further information please click here

If you would like to book a place (or places), please complete a booking form. For further information please email tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk

Our Autumn e-newsletter is OUT NOW and packed full of information.

What’s inside this issue:

– Atypical Myopathy – How vets diagnose and treat this highly fatal muscle disease

– Case Study – From Laminitis to HOYS

– Equine Nutrition – How to achieve the ideal body condition score

– LEH Vets Travel to Ukraine – Last month 3 of our vets travelled to Ukraine with the charitable arm of the British Equine Vet Association called BEVA Trust

– Q&A – Staff profile – With Veterinary Surgeon Rachel Tucker

Plus much more…..

To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up to our e-newsletter by emailing tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk.

PLEASE VOTE FOR STUART DUNCAN! – Horse & Hound eVetDrug Vet of the Year Award!

PLEASE VOTE FOR STUART DUNCAN!
 
Horse & Hound eVetDrug Vet of the Year Award!
 
Stuart Duncan has made it to the final 4 of the Horse & Hound eVetDrug Vet of the Year Award.
 
“Appreciating the singular difference this skilled veterinary professional has made to a horse or horse’s lives — in sport and/or leisure.”
 
TO VOTE FOR STUART PLEASE  CLICK HERE
 
You may submit one (1) vote for each award on the Website. In the event that you submit more than one (1) vote per award on the Website, all votes submitted by you will be declared void.
 
You must select one (1) name only for each chosen category. If you select two (2) or more nominees for any category, your vote for that category will be declared void.
 
Voting closes at 23:59 on 18 October 2018
 
Thank you!

Liphook Equine Hospital invite you to an evening on: Keeping performance horses at the top of their game

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Monday 29th October 2018 

Venue: University of Surrey, Vet School Main Building(VSM), Daphne Jackson Road, Guildford, GU2 7AL 

Doors open 7pm / Prompt 7.30pm start 

 

A review of recent advances in Standing Surgery – The story so far! 

Tom Hughes MA VetMB CertES (Orth) DECVS MRCVS is a Clinical Director and Surgeon at Liphook Equine Hospital and is an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Surgery 

 

A complete guide to Equine Gastric Ulcers – Signs,pathophysiology and treatment 

 Andy Durham BSc BVSc CertEP DEIM DipECEIM MRCVS is a Clinical Director and Head of the Medicine Referral team at Liphook Equine Hospital and is an RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine 

 

With guest speaker International Showjumper : TREVOR BREEN

Trevor Breen has had a great deal of success to date both competing on the National and International circuit as well as sourcing, producing and selling some top international horses. He has been a regular member of the Irish International team since 2007 and on the Olympic long list for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 games

 

To book your FREE place, please contact our reception team on:  01428 723594, or via email to tasha.wilson@theleh.co.uk 

Kindly supported by Equitop Myoplast

 

Yard Manager Vacancy

Liphook Equine Hospital is looking to recruit an exceptional individual to join our yard management team who are responsible for the management of our team of grooms and nurses and for overseeing the smooth running of the yard with stabling for 50 horses.
 
Candidates must possess the highest standards of stable management, have experience of running a big yard and managing a team and must be highly competent and confident in handling a wide variety of horses. We are looking for a strong leader with an eye for detail and aspirations of excellence in all things. Nursing experience and/or qualifications would be very desirable but are not essential.
 
The role will be based at our state-of-the art hospital in Liphook Hampshire and the successful applicant will be expected to work flexible shifts which will include weekends and some night duties. A highly competitive salary and package is offered.
 
To apply please send a CV with covering letter stating current salary and including two referees FAO Carrie Goodbourn, by email to carrie.goodbourn@theleh.co.uk or by post to Liphook Equine Hospital, Forest Mere, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7JG, by COP Friday 28th September 2018.