This month at OVH we are welcoming a new equine surgeon, Julia Dubuc. Julia is employed by the University of Nottingham as a clinical assistant professor of equine surgery and is based here at OVH on a fulltime basis.
Her main area of research is centred on the equine stifle, more specifically the meniscal injuries and their contribution to joint disease. She recently moved here from Canada and completed her first ironman in July 2017, a hobby which she is keen to continue in the UK's great weather.
Equine vets and horse-owners will have access to the latest research and resources on common emergency conditions in horses thanks to a new website launched today.
VetReact has been set up by an equine research group at The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. The team hopes the new site will be the ‘go-to’ resource for the latest evidence-based advice and information on clinical best practice in horse medicine.
VetReact adds to the current national campaign by the Nottingham Vet School and British Horse Society – REACT Now to Beat Colic – which is helping horse owners spot the early signs of colic and seek early diagnosis and treatment.
A good de-worming strategy is an important part of your horse's general healthcare plan. A high worm burden may predispose your horse to ill health, weight loss, poor condition, diarrhoea and most seriously, colic. The traditional approach of treating horses for worms at set intervals every three months is promoting 'resistance' amongst the worm population. There are no new classes of wormer currently under development, so it is important that we update our thinking when it comes to best practice for worm control. Strategic worming uses worm egg counts to assess whether your horse actually needs worming.
The British Horse Society (BHS) and The University of Nottingham have teamed up to help horse owners combat the life-threatening condition of colic. Their REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign comes after Nottingham Uni research found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting the early signs of colic.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our 'Evening with the OVH Equine nurses' last week. The event was sold out and was the perfect opportunity for our nurses to showcase their role within the hospital. It also created an informal setting to learn more about first aid, coping in an emergency and looking after your horse during various life stages. The British weather was for once on our side and we were able to use some of the hospital's outside areas as well for the practical demonstrations.
We hope to do more evenings like this in the future so watch this space!
It's official, Catriona Laird and Chris Booth are now Partners in the Small Animal practice here at Oakham Veterinary Hospital.
They have much to celebrate at the moment with the official opening of the new extension taking place at our Open Day last weekend. Over two hundred people joined us for tours of the hospital, a chance to meet the team and join in lots of interactive competitions and activities.
We are very excited to introduce our new look website. The site has had a complete refresh and is now responsive meaning it will deliver our website content in the best way possible whether you are using a desktop, mobile or tablet.
We hope you like it!!