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It's all about the stripes!

Sometimes when you work in equine practice, life throws you a curve ball, and today was that day.  I spotted (no pun intended) a rather unusual visit booked in my diary: Please attend to dart a zebra for the farrier. So firstly I was quite inspired at the thought of there being a zebra roaming around the wild savannah-like terra...
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The Coughing Horse

Huge thanks to everyone who came out last night to attend The Coughing Horse evening. Thanks also to Emma and Meredith from Boehringer Ingeheim who generously sponsored the evening, we hope you all enjoyed it and found it useful. In summary of the evenings discussions and talks, we heard that there are a wide variety of diseases that present as a c...
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Equine Influenza and Vaccination: More Myth Busting

When I posted our first article about myths surrounding vaccination for 'flu, I had no idea how popular it would prove to be. Since writing the first blog post, we have spend a huge amount time as a practice speaking to clients, both at yard visits and on the phone, and yes, probably even more time vaccinating horses. Just today I estimate our prac...
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Equine 'Flu: Myth Busting

AHT ‘flu update 13 Feb 2019 AHT ‘flu update 13 Feb 2019
As with many aspects of life there are a variety of urban myths that float around Equine Influenza (EI) and vaccination strategies in particular. Social media turns into a frenzy around this kind of scenario and information is often distorted through sharing. No doubt everyone has their own views but as vets we regularly see a number of statem...
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Flu update

​Flu news - three more cases have been identified in the UK in the last 24hrs. Please ensure your horse’s vaccines are up to date, and take advantage of the vaccine amnesty to restart your horse if they aren’t: restarting this month will allow you to receive the second vaccination free (visit fees apply).  Flu affects all horses and sprea...
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In print...

Our vets regularly contribute to regional and national press. This articles is in Polo Times and is well worth a read is anyone wants to know more...Enjoy! 
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Heads up for dental disease

Catheter in place for flushing the frontal sinus Extension tubing allows for easy flushing without sedation in many horses Sinoscopy to re-examine the sinuses after surgery. This lovely chap has been in our clinic for dental and sinus surgery. He had two fractured cheek teeth, one of which resulted in a secondary sinusitis as the tooth root communi...
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Leaving your yard?

We have had an increased number of calls enquiring about the need for blood testing and health checks requested as part of entry policies into a new yard. The biggest concern for yard managers is allow entry to a horse potentially carrying infectious disease, often top of the list is Strangles. The BHS support many schemes to help stamp out st...
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Eye, eye!

Meet Abby-at 41 years young she is one of our much loved golden oldies here at LEV. Abby sustained a penetrating foreign body to her left eye causing a deep ulcer on her cornea which initially responded well to medical treatment.  Unfortunately, a few days into treatment her owner became worried about the about of discharge that was comin...
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Atypical Myopathy/ Sycamore Poisoning

Sadly every year we see several cases of this horrid disease. ​  Atypical myopathy is a frequently fatal disease of horses caused by eating Sycamore seeds/helicopters or seedlings. The toxin, hypoglycin A, in the seeds causes muscle damage which in turn leads to a wide range of clinical signs. Your horse might become dull, weak, stiff and trem...
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The trouble with haynets is...

Over the summer we were called to a small Welsh pony who had got himself caught up in his empty haynet when having a roll during the night. By morning, he had been stuck for several hours and was reluctant to get up. Once he did get to his feet he was very uncomfortable, had pigmenturia (red coloured urine) and multiple abrasions over his face, wit...
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Lingfield Equine Vets is situated in the beautiful Surrey Hills area. We are located just north of Felbridge on the A22 with easy access for all equine transport vehicles.

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Lingfield Equine Vets
Chester Lodge, Woodcock Hill,
Felbridge, Surrey,
RH19 2RD
(01342) 300008