For many animal owners firework displays cause a huge amount of distress and worry. Unfortunately they are becoming more and more popular and are rarely limited to set dates in the calendar and public displays. Guy Fawkes Night can turn into two weeks of relentless fireworks causing huge amounts of distress and in certain situations terrible accidents when horses panic or escape from their fields.
We promised that this year’s client education programme would be bigger and better than last year and we don’t think you will be disappointed. We are passionate about education at LLEP and what is fantastic is how passionate horse owners in our area are to learn about their role in improving their horse's health and welfare.
We have just received confirmation of a further case of Equine Influenza in an unvaccinated pony in Lincolnshire. 4 other unvaccinated individuals are now showing signs of flu after coming into contact with the pony. This latest case adds to the already diagnosed cases in Essex, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Ireland and Europe.
There have been several confirmed cases of equine influenza in both the UK, Germany and France in the last few weeks. The UK cases were diagnosed by PCR on a nasopharyngeal swab at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) and the affected horses are in Essex and Cheshire.
2018 saw the arrival of a very special wonder pony called Lochberry to LLEP. The idea was to raise as much money as possible for Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony Charity which was set up by an incredible young lady called Hannah Francis.
As much as we love seeing our lovely clients and patients we hope for your sake we don't have to see too much of you over the festive period! However if you have an emergency we are available 24 hours a day throughout the period, both out on the road and for surgeries at the hospital. We will also be operating normal appointments on 27th, 28th & 31st December and 2nd January for those of you that have got some time off over the holidays. Our emergency number should you need to call is 07789 684245
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.