Liphook Equine Hospital Visit Nov 2011

Some two dozen club members and friends met in the new car park for a quick hot drink and refreshements before meeting with our guide. Our visit started in the huge new reception area where we met out House vet who talked about the services LEH can now offer. We were shown the MRI scanning room, one of the many work up rooms and then the ‘knock down’ and recovery which join up with the operating theatre. Our vet explained the procedures of getting horses ready before they go into theatre and when they come round after in recovery, also demonstrating how the operating theatre works. We then followed on to ICU (intensive care unit) which is were most of the horses will go after surgery, had a brief trip around the rest of the yard. Then onto the new block which has a x ray unit, more work up rooms, one specialising in opthalmic procedures and an area in the centre of the work up areas where the nurses/vets work. In this area we were shown some very interesting demonstration items, one of which was a cross section leg showing how the tendons, ligaments lie and various bones. This makes explaining various problems to owners much easier and in more detail. By this time we were ready for a drink and question time. We said out thanks to our tour guide and departed for home. Thank you to LEH for allowing us to tour, to our House vet guide and to Louise for organising the evening.