Christmas is most definitely a time for festive fun, yummy food, time with our family, and fun with our four legged friends, but it is also a time for giving.
We are on the hunt for a very special “Golden Oldie’ who we can support in 2020. We have put together a special sponsorship package that includes an annual membership to our Healthy Horse Club worth £180, a year’s supply of our own Veterinary Gut Support (2kg) plus a branded rug
Loch Leven Equine Practice is delighted to become the first equine veterinary practice in the UK to launch a series of educational podcasts for horse owners under the banner of ‘The Podcasting Equine Vets’.
The results of the initial REACT to Colic Owners Survey, which was distributed by Vet REACT Colic Champions at the beginning of 2019, have just been released by the University of Nottingham with 766 owners responding to the request for information. We are delighted that some of our own clients contributed to the survey giving us some really useful data to guide our own client education programme.
Take the stress out of clipping for you and your horse………many horses can get exceptionally stressed by clipping, and can become dangerous, which is why these clinics have been set up.
It has never been more important to raise awareness of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome, with 1 in every 3 horses showing some degree of ulceration on gastroscope, and we aren't just talking about racehorses or sports horses! That's why the team at Loch Leven Equine Practice want to support #GastricUlcerAwarenessMonth in conjunction with Norbrook.
The answer is probably not very much unless you are planning a trip to the continent with your horse! However we decided that as a practice we needed to be prepared especially with the possible changes to transporting horses as well as the potential for drug shortages. Our Practice Manager Liz attended a debate on a no-deal Brexit at the most recent British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) conference and we have also just received an update from DEFRA.
We are really excited about our new laser machine for sarcoid and melanoma removals. Until now we have had to hire in a machine for a couple of days at a time which meant our clients were having to wait a couple of months for the laser clinics and even longer if the dates weren't convenient for them.
It’s that time of year when we are starting to think about our autumn worming programme. For those of you who are keen to avoid worming unless absolutely necessary we now have Tapeworm saliva tests available at the practice.
This story shows how powerful social media can be when used for all the right reasons. At the end of June Alfie's Mum Ebony very sadly had to be put to sleep following a rare complication of foaling. His owner Jo turned to social media and after sharing on our Facebook page we were overwhelmed by the number of people who shared the post far and wide. As a result Alfie's owner Jo was put in contact with Daisy's owner who agreed to travel Daisy up to meet Alfie at the clinic.