Sadly the equine industry is still experiencing high numbers of equine influenza cases, with June reported to have identified over a third of the total cases diagnosed this year. Our advice is to continue to vaccinate your horse every 6 months ( based on the fact that protective antibody levels start to wane after this period)….and be vigilant. Please call the practice if you have a horse showing any of the previously posted symptoms.
Please CLICK HERE for the latest update as of 15th July 2019
Please click here for your invite to the Spring/Summer Lecture.
“The Coughing Horse and Performance Mindset for Riders”
Places are limited and will given on a “first come first serve basis”!
There has been an increasing number of equine influenza cases in the UK in recent months, some of which have affected TB racing yards – race meetings have now been cancelled by the BHA. The BEF are closely monitoring the situation but at the time of this post (08.02.19) is not recommending the cancellation of other equine events at present – this will be under constant review.
The H3N8 Florida Clade 1 influenza virus strain appears to be the recent strain involved in the UK. Not all UK equine ‘flu vaccine brands contain this strain but Kings Bounty have been using a vaccine brand containing this strain for the last 9 years (Proteq-flu).
No vaccine is ever 100% protective but it can minimise the severity of disease should a horse be infected. A horse’s immunity will lower towards the end of the period when the next booster is due and so, following guidelines received from the Animal Health Trust, we are recommending that horses who have not received a booster in the last 6 months, are given a vaccination as soon as possible.
Please contact the practice if you have any more concerns or would like to book in a vaccination. Please visit our Facebook page for posts / links to help you recognise signs/symptoms and for biosecurity tips.
Christmas Eve – normal hours
Christmas Day – Emergencies Only ( Call paging service on: 01209 823227)
Boxing Day – Emergencies Only
Thursday 27th / Friday 28th December – normal hours.
Happy Christmas from all at Kings Bounty Equine Practice!
WIN TICKETS TO OLYMPIA 2018!
One lucky person will win TWO TICKETS for Olympia’s afternoon performance on Sunday 23rd December 2018!
Click HERE to download the quiz – you can email or post your answers back to us! firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner with the most correct answers will be picked during the first week of December! Give it a go – no need to be 100% correct to win!
Good luck from all the team at Kings Bounty Equine Practice!
PART TIME Office Assistant
Rachael, our lovely Office Administrator, is reluctantly leaving us due to a sudden change in her circumstances and so we are looking for someone to fill her shoes here at Kings Bounty Equine Practice.
We require a diligent and efficient office assistant to work 2-3 days per week.
You will be a highly motivated, organised individual with a professional manner and a passion for high standards.
Role requires client/supplier liaison, general office administration, data processing and would ideally include managerial assistance to the Practice Manager.
Experience with Microsoft Office is essential, equine experience preferable.
A fun and friendly team awaits!
Please send CV and covering letter to: email@example.com
Spring Newsletter 2018!
Spring is finally here! Please find our Spring Newsletter here full of news of Sara’s wedding and some topical veterinary advice for you!
We’d love to continue to individually send clients practice info and offers that may take your fancy but under the new data regulations that start in May, we need your “paw print” to do so…….nor would we want to annoy you with unwanted post/ emails!
If you haven’t already filled in a form with your preferences, then click here:
(don’t worry about completing the horse section – just your contact details and preferences)
Please note the Text Reminder box is an OPT OUT box!
If you’d like to register with the practice please call the office in the first instance!
Thank you for your continued support for the practice.
Here’s to happy, healthy and sound Summer 2018!
**Important Practice Update! **
General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and our clients!
Data protection and privacy laws are changing on 25th May 2018!I
We would like to continue to send our clients practice specific information (newsletters/ invites to lectures/ offers / equine health advice and practice services) that we feel may be of interest to you) and we would like to confirm that you would still like us to do so! We are keen to know your communication preferences so that we can tailor our service to you and not bother you with unwanted annoying emails…..! (If you change your mind, you can opt out at any time by contacting us by email, text, phone, by post or via the Contact page on this website)
We are also using this as a good opportunity to ensure that the details on your practice account are accurate and that you are familiar with the current T&Cs.
For existing clients PLEASE CLICK HERE (you do not need to refill in your horse(s) details if nothing has changed since you last filled in this form).
For new clients wishing to register with the practice – please call the office in the first instance (01420 520164).
We apologise for the digital “paperwork” – it will save the vets putting soggy paperwork under your noses at the back of their cars! (Alternatively, please feel free to contact the practice to request a paper or emailed copy).
Many thanks in anticipation of your responses!
Click on the link if you would like to read about our Winter Lecture Eve 8th February 2018