LLEP's first dissection workshop was a huge success with both evenings booking up quickly with keen clients enthusiastic to learn more about lower limb anatomy. Led by Hugh Somerville MRCVS and assisted by Karen Wilson MRCVS and Jane Haden MRCVS clients were given prepared lower limbs cadavers to dissect.
Last week BEVA announced that their prestigious 2018 Sam Hignett award has been given for research into a novel treatment for equine Cushing’s disease, also known as Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction.
This penultimate workshop for 2018 took place on Saturday at the clinic with a high demand for places showing how important equine dentistry is to horse owners. An extra session was added as the workshop was so popular, and we already have a waitlist for next year.
LLEP were delighted to host a two day Horse First Aid Certificate course for BHS Fife covering a wide range of health issues including colic, wounds, lameness, foaling, eyes, infectious diseases, bandaging and taking your horse’s vital signs. BHS Fife kindly agreed to split the proceeds allowing LLEP to make a further donation to Hannah’s Willberry Wonder Pony which is our chosen charity for the year.
Surgical Check Lists – How LLEP is using research from human medicine to improve the quality of care being delivered and as an essential tool in patient safety.
Colic is one of the most common emergencies that we see and research from the University of Nottingham found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting early signs of colic. The research also identified that one in three emergency calls are to horses with colic. At least one in ten of these cases may be critical and up to 80% of these critical cases result in death or the horse being euthanised.
An evening on Equine Metabolic Diseases at The Red House Hotel in Coupar Angus marked the start of a new relationship between Loch Leven Equine Practice and Thrums Vet Group. The evening was organised by Thrums to provide horse owners in Coupar Angus and Perthshire with a free educational evening and Hugh Somerville MRCVS was asked to talk on Equine Metabolic Diseases, and the causes and treatments that are available to horse owners.
Hugh Somerville MRCVS, Karen Wilson MRCVS and Siobhan Carfray REVN joined a team of five other equine vets to volunteer their time and expertise for an educational and welfare castration clinic held at Bowhouse Equestrain Centre.
Bare pastures and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm’ to increase the risks of atypical myopathy for grazing horses, warns the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA). Experts are advising horse owners to take steps now to minimise the risks of this fatal disease.
At Loch Leven Equine practice we are always looking at ways to enhance our clients experience and it’s no surprise that many businesses are looking at ways of having an increased online presence. We’d like to welcome you to our brand new website, which we hope you enjoy using.