July 31, 2018
For years, vets and researchers have recognised a seasonal influence on the pituitary gland in equine Cushing’s disease cases and normal horses. This seasonal influence is the reason why we have seasonal (or in Liphook’s case, weekly) adjusted reference intervals for basal ACTH testing. The seasonal influence on the pituitary gland also impacts on our interpretation of follow-up tests when starting or monitoring a horse on pergolide therapy. Check out this latest podcast where Victoria South and Andy Durham discuss a variety of PPID scenarios that many of us are facing at this time of year.
Here's a link to the Equine Endocrinology Group's website which great free-to-download summary documents on PPID and EMS: http://sites.tufts.edu/equineendogroup/
Abstracts from the latest Equine Endocrinology Havemeyer Summit -including the TRH stim test reference intervals abstract - can be found here: https://sites.tufts.edu/equineendogroup/files/2017/01/2017-Equine-Endocrinology-Summit-D-Russell-Havemeyer-Foundation.pdf
March 1, 2018
Check out our latest podcast from Victoria South in conversation with one of our hospital surgical specialists, Russell Parker. Liphook Equine Hospital are hosting an evening CPD on recent research advances in human tendinopathy - please follow this link for more information:
And here are links to some of the papers discussed:
Aarsvold S, Solano M, Garcia-Lopez J.
Equine Vet J. 2018 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/evj.12818. [Epub ahead of print]
Romero A, Barrachina L, Ranera B, Remacha AR, Moreno B, de Blas I, Sanz A, Vázquez FJ, Vitoria A, Junquera C, Zaragoza P, Rodellar C.
Vet J. 2017 Jun;224:76-84. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 May 2.
Witte S, Dedman C, Harriss F, Kelly G, Chang YM, Witte TH.
Vet J. 2016 Oct;216:157-63. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.08.003. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
Geburek F, Gaus M, van Schie HT, Rohn K, Stadler PM.
BMC Vet Res. 2016 Sep 7;12(1):191. doi: 10.1186/s12917-016-0826-1.
Godwin EE, Young NJ, Dudhia J, Beamish IC, Smith RK.
Equine Vet J. 2012 Jan;44(1):25-32. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2011.00363.x. Epub 2011 May 26.
December 12, 2017
Welcome to the latest Liphook Equine Hospital Podcast on the investigation and management of Strangles (Strep equi subsp equi) with Victoria South in discussion with Andy Durham. We talk through the most accurate testing for reaching a diagnosis in a suspect case, and also how to perform the most relaible follow-up testing in recovered cases or in the pre-movement scenario.
Here is a useful link to a recent publication that was discussed in the podcast:
Comparison of nasopharangeal and guttural pouch specimens shows guttural pouch washes to be 51 times more likely to be positive for Strep equi subs equi than nasopharangeal swabs and washes in convalescent horses: Boyle et al (2017) 10.1186/s12917-017-0989-4
November 29, 2017
Take a look at our latest podcast with Victoria South in conversation with Professor Andy Durham about equine Cushing's disease, also known as PPID.
Here are links to some of the published papers and research groups that are mentioned specifically in this podcast:
Equine Endocrinology Group
Bamford N et al (2016) Effect of increased adiposity on insulin sensitivity and adipokine concentrations in different equine breeds adapted to cereal-rich or fat-rich meals 10.1016/j.tvjl.2016.02.002
McGowan CM et al (2004) Serum insulin concentrations in horses with Equine Cushing's Disease; response to cortisol inhibitor and prognostic value. Equine Vet J. 2004 Apr;36(3):295-8.
October 5, 2017
Download this latest podcast with Victoria South in conversation with Jamie Prutton and Tom Hughes about strategies to help the acute laminitic in the field, clinic or hospital setting.
Here are links to some of the materials and published papers discussed in the podcast:
August 11, 2017
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