The British Equestrian Federation, in conjunction with the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), has approved a proposal regarding the vaccination schedule for equine influenza in competition horses competing under its member bodies. The move has been made in order to help riders, owners and vets tackle the significant logistical challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and provide clarity for all.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement last night which has put the whole of the UK into lockdown it would be fair to say that we are experiencing an unprecedented public health emergency.
We know that in amongst all of the new restrictions, uncertainty and fear that your horse’s health and wellbeing is adding another level of stress for many of our clients. Read more about what measures we have put in place and what we are doing to try to minimise the impact on our clients
Given the escalation of the Coronavirus situation we thought our clients might appreciate an update. We have been monitoring the situation closely and updating our protocol accordingly.
Our main priority is to be able to continue to offer our clients and patients a ‘normal’ service providing both routine and emergency veterinary care for your horses whilst protecting the wellbeing of our clients and team wherever possible.
The team at LLEP and some of our local farriers enjoyed a fantastic morning of CPD and bacon rolls with the very experienced Jim Ferrie F.W.C.F presenting a talk on Shoeing the Fore-limb in 3 Dimensions.
What a night! We had an amazing turnout for Professor Derek Knottenbelt's talk on Sarcoids and Wounds and true to form Derek's passion for his work and improving the lives of our horses was evident right from the start. The biggest take home message was that sarcoids are cancer and we mess around with them at our peril!
Have you ever wondered what the vets are actually looking at when they probing your horse's teeth with picks and mirrors?
Needle shy horses can be very problematic for horse owners and vets especially if they require any kind of treatment – never mind their routine vaccinations.
This year Loch Leven Equine Practice are building on the success of their 2019 Client Education Programme with more talks and practical workshops planned than in previous years. Some of the old favourites will be making a reappearance but the team have put together a programme packed full of new topics as well as some new speakers.
The traffic light scheme is coming to Loch Leven Equine Practice.
The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a pilot project to tackle equine obesity. The scheme uses a traffic light colour system of vaccination reminder stickers which vets can place on the front of passports at each vaccination appointment. Pending the success of the six-month pilot, the initiative will be rolled out across the UK in the summer.
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