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Lower Limb Dissection Workshop a Huge Success
Lower Limb Dissection Workshop a Huge Success

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. 

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Tue, 4 December 2018
Vet Receives Award for Novel Equine PPID Treatment
Vet Receives Award for Novel Equine PPID Treatment

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. 

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Wed, 28 November 2018
LLEP Share With Horse Owners How Equine Dentistry is Advancing
LLEP Share With Horse Owners How Equine Dentistry is Advancing

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. 

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Sun, 25 November 2018
BHS First Aid Talk raises £150 for our chosen charity Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony
BHS First Aid Talk raises £150 for our chosen charity Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony

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. 

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Wed, 21 November 2018
Surgical Checklists - Improving Patient Safety
Surgical Checklists - Improving Patient Safety

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. 

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Fri, 9 November 2018
LLEP Sign Up to Become VET REACT Colic Champions
LLEP Sign Up to Become VET REACT Colic Champions

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. 

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Fri, 9 November 2018
Client Evening Marks the Start of an Exciting New Relationship
Client Evening Marks the Start of an Exciting New Relationship

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.

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Fri, 2 November 2018
LLEP Supports Welfare Charity Project
LLEP Supports Welfare Charity Project

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.

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Mon, 1 October 2018
'Perfect storm' has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA
'Perfect storm' has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA

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.

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Tue, 25 September 2018
LLEP Launch Brand New Website
LLEP Launch Brand New Website

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.

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Wed, 19 September 2018