Tower Equine

Veterinary Surgeons

 

Spring Newsletter 2013

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Breeding Update
 
Despite the weather, we are now well in to the thoroughbred breeding season and enjoying seeing the first sport horse foals on the ground. If you are considering breeding from your mare in 2013, our website is now updated with 2013 AI Package Prices and AI Terms and Conditions and our 2013 AI Pack is attached. If you would like more information then please don't hesitate to ask one of our vets or to call Alex in the office.
 
Brackenspa Stud and AI Centre are holding their Open Day this Saturday, 23 March. A timetable showing each stallion's display times is available on their website, www.brackenspastud.co.uk, and Roger Lee will be holding two talks on AI during the day.
 
Tower Equine will be sponsoring the Stallion Parade at Belton Horse Trials and Grantham Cup in 2013 for the fourth year running. Belton will run this year from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April and the stallion parade will take place on Sunday 14 April 11-12.30am in the National Arena. A timetable of events is available at  http://belton-horse.co.uk/?page_id=1461Roger will also be giving a talk on equine AI following the stallion parade - details to follow. Please do come and enjoy the event, the stallion parade and a glass of wine, or two, at our tradestand during the parade.
  
Equine Herpes Virus
 
Following the recent outbreaks of EHV in the South West, we are offering EHV vaccinations under the free visit and Newark/Sleaford area visit schemes. Horses require a course of 2 vaccinations, 4-6 weeks apart and routine boosters every 6 months thereafter. If you would like to discuss EHV vaccinating your horse or please do contact any of our vets.
  
Annual Health Check
 
Don't forget to keep your horse on the road with one of our Annual Health Checks! Our Annual Health Check includes a general clinical examination including eyes, heart and lung, trot up and soundness check, blood sample, routine dental examination and tooth rasp for only £75 plus vat. We can combine the health check with a flu and tetanus booster for just £100 plus vat and both checks can be carried out under the free visit scheme.
  
Laughton District Riding Club
 
Laughton District Riding Club run a variety of events throughout the year from their base at Laughton Livery Centre, Folkingham. Roger will be giving an evening talk on Thursday 18 April 2013 on equine first aid. If you are interested in joining the riding club, please contact Barbara - http://www.prioryacademies.co.uk/page/?title=Contact+Us&pid=713.
 
Nottingham Racecourse
 
Nottingham Races is proving increasingly popular with many of our clients. Roger is continuing as Senior Veterinary Surgeon this year and will be joined by both Holly and Irene. If you visit this year you'll no doubt see them out on the course! - http://www.nottinghamracecourse.co.uk/Home.htm
 
Irene Diego MRCVS
 
Irene will be returning to work following the birth of her baby Matteo on 1 May 2013 and we're looking forward to welcoming her back four days a week.
 
Tower Equine Ltd
 
Tower Equine will be trading as a company from early April 2013 - Tower Equine Limited. We will be contacting all our clients and suppliers with our amended details following incorporation. If you have existing direct debits with Tower Equine, we would be grateful if you would amend your financial information at this time.
 
Best wishes for a successful breeding and competition season!