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Open day at Leahurst Equine Unit

6 April

Open day at the University of Liverpool, Leahurst Equine Campus, Chester High Road, Neston, CH64 7TE. Organiser Sarah Simpson says: “Last September I was lucky enough to be invited to an open day at the University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus on the Wirral. This campus is a World Class Equine Hospital that takes referrals from vets nationwide. It was the most interesting, informative and educational day I have ever had the pleasure of attending!

We have approached Leahurst requesting another day for the Fellows and Instructors of the BHS, they have kindly offered Friday 6th April 2018. The format will be as close as possible to the previous day. In groups of ten we were shown round the facility being given talks in 10 areas by vets who are expert in their specific field. We were taught how to ensure (a dummy) horse goes down safely when anaesthetised; we then moved it with pulleys and chains onto the operating table. We could inject anaesthetic into a dead leg to nerve block, we directed an endoscope down a dummy trachea, we pumped fluid into a joint and manipulated the arthroscope. Some did rectal examinations on the dummy horse. We saw a number of fresh hearts and saw video of a horse being given shock therapy (a catheter via his jugular vein to his heart) to correct AF. We toured departments and discussed cases requiring nuclear scintigraphy, gamma radiation, digital radiography, scanning, CT, MRI, dentistry, over ground endoscopy and ECG’s. Experts discussed cases requiring ophthalmic surgery, and a variety of skin diseases.

This really is an amazing opportunity, one not to be missed. We are making a nominal charge to cover lunch and enable us to give a token of our appreciation to each of the vets and a donation to Leahurst.”

To book transfer (or send) £25 to ‘Woodlands Training’ Acc 10066337 Sort 160007 please use your surname as a reference. There are Travel Lodge type hotels very near. This will count as CPD for the APC Reg. Queries contact Sarah Simpson 01909 730649 07979 806705 sarah@woodlandstraining.com

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6 April


Sarah Simpson
01909 730649 or 07979 806705


University of Liverpool
Leahurst Equine Campus, Chester High Road
Neston, Wirral CH64 7TE United Kingdom
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