Attention Horse and Pony Owners – LAMINITIS + EMS ALERT 🚨🐴 🚨🐴

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The last eight years have seen an unprecedented leap forward in our understanding of what causes laminitis, and this has significantly improved the way that we are now able to manage this debilitating and painful condition in our horses and ponies.

This year we are seeing an enormous increase in the number of cases of Laminitis and Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) compared with previous years, with horses and ponies of all shapes and sizes being caught out. Just to refresh – laminitis is inflammation of the laminae- the support system within a horses foot. This is extremely painful and often leads to pedal bone rotation. This inflammation can be induced by a multitude of factors including ‘cushing’s disease’ but most commonly just now we are seeing this as a consequence of underlying, often undiagnosed EMS. EMS causes insulin resistance, which is much like type II diabetes in humans – leaving blood sugar and insulin levels too high. Another issue EMS causes is altered fat metabolism. The most common signs of EMS are laminitis, obesity and/or abnormal fat deposits e.g. a big crest. The most common signs of laminitis are that your horse or pony may be ‘footy’ or ‘poddly’, both of which are frequently confused with stiffness. These ponies can often be painful after having seen the farrier and this can be confused with ‘nail bind’. If you are worried at all that your horse or pony is struggling or are unsure then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0146762149. Please also have a look at this excellent website designed to raise owner awareness of laminitis, where there is lots of useful information as well as a laminitis symptom checklist. https://ift.tt/2FPmDTs

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July 02, 2019 at 06:06PM

Weʼre raising money to To Walk Again – Ride to Arran. Support this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page.

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One of our vets, Andrew Smith, is taking part in The Ride to Arran over the next week. This bike journey is from Belgium to Arran, which is over 500 miles!!

He is raising money for the To Walk Again Foundation, which helps to rehabilitate people after serious injuries and enables them to achieve wonderful things!

If you would like to help Andrew raise money for this wonderful cause you can donate through the link attached! Good Luck Andrew from all your colleagues at Donview!!

Help raise £1000 to To Walk Again – Ride to Arran

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June 21, 2019 at 08:10AM

Equine clients – you may have heard that there have been a number of equine influenza outbreaks in the UK and Europe, so far none in Scotland but its spreading. This outbreak seems to be affecting vaccinated animals (although signs are milder). The Animal Health Trust are therefore recommending that the best prevention is for horses that have been had a flu vaccine in the last 6 months to get an injection to ensure sufficient protection. Follow this link to find out more regarding the outbreak. http://bit.ly/2BmQQHy

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Animal Health Trust Charity | Leading Science & Care for Animals
Animal Health Trust Charity | Leading Science & Care for Animals, we are a UK charity helping millions of animals across the world, find out more.
More info @ http://www.aht.org.uk/
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February 07, 2019 at 01:46PM

Exciting professional development day at Donview Vets yesterday!

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We were honored to have Anne French up from Glasgow Vet School yesterday to teach our vets how to undertake advanced heart ultrasound scans yesterday. Anne is highly respected in the Vet world and taught most of us as students, she is a lecturer and senior cardiologist at the vet school! Heart scanning is a specialist technique that usually has to be referred to a cardiologist so its exciting to be developing this skill at Donview. Thankfully due to continued high level investment in our equipment our ultrasound scanner is top of the range (we use many times a day for abdominal scans) so could already undertake heart scans, its just such a specialist technique that its not something vets can teach themselves, so we managed to arrange for Anne to come up and teach us. Thanks to Pepsi, Levi and Noddy of Halfpenny-Farm Animal Sanctuary for allowing us to scan them (they were due heart scans anyway!)

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Charity candles

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This week at Donview we are happy to be selling a range of products from Simmons Dragons Glen in order to raise money for Children 1st – Scotland’s foremost Children’s Charity (formerly known as RSSPCC).

On offer we have 1 Wick Candles – £15, 3 Wick Candles – £30 and also Reed Diffusers – £20. These can be ordered through the girls at reception and collected the next day. Last day for ordering will be Saturday 22nd December.

They will make the perfect Christmas Gift for your loved ones. 100% of the money raised will go to the charity.

Thank you all for your support – Merry Christmas from all at Donview Vets.
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This year we are a drop off for the Northsound 1 Mission Christmas for Cash for Kids. Feel free to pop in past to drop off any presents for this great cause. 🎅🎄🎁

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Northsound Radio Mission Christmas 2018
Mission Christmas is here! With some help from this little guy… Reliant the Robin. Please donate if you can, and he’ll make this Christmas Day different for …
More info @ https://youtu.be/BuxlfQpFlsE
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December 05, 2018 at 01:55PM

33% off Hills food!

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Hills Vet Essentials 33% off! Whilst stocks last. Pop in if you would like to try it. This is the vet only version of Hills non prescription food. Hills have taken all the best features of their prescription foods including teeth brushing and put them into the Vet Essentials food.
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Opening times over Christmas and New year

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Here are our Christmas and new year opening times! Don’t worry though as we run our own 24 hour emergency service so for any emergencies there will always be a vet available!
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