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Introducing our new Joint Supplement Elite!

Introducing our new Joint Supplement Elite for the nutritional maintenance of healthy cartilage in the joints of horses in training and competition work.

This supplement differs from our original joint supplement because it contains other beneficial ingredients alongside the concentrated form of Glucosamine hydrochloride (99% pure) as seen in our original joint supplement.  The other ingredients include Boswelia Serrata, a readily available herb with anti-inflammatory properties and Chondroitin Sulphate, Hyaluronic Acid and MSM – ingredients that are reported to have chondroprotective effects. The combination of these ingredients reportedly provides increased anti-inflammatory effects and chondroprotective effects compared to glucosamine alone.

The joint supplement elite is highly concentrated and can last up to 365 days depending on the size of your horse/ pony and level of activity they do. 

Please contact the practice if you would like any further information – we can help you work out a daily cost for your horse.

Equine Influenza July 2019 – Vigilance and Vaccination!

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.

Further advice has been published by the Animal Health Trust which you can access HERE. If you compete then an easy to follow fun guide has been produced – CLICK HERE! We are here if you need us….

Zoetis Shoot.

Please CLICK HERE for the latest update as of 15th July 2019


Zoetis Shoot.

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.


Opening hours – Christmas 2018!


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!



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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!   

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!

We are recruiting! October 2018


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!

Office located near Alresford, Hampshire.

Please send CV and covering letter to:


Newsletters – would you like to receive them personally?

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!

Best wishes,


Please read our PRIVACY POLICY  if you would like more information about how we handle your data

Still want to receive Practice News?

**Important Practice Update! **

General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and our clients!

Data protection and privacy laws are changing on 25th May 2018!I

We hold personal data about our clients and take client privacy seriously. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR) we need to provide you with certain information in relation to the lawful grounds for our ongoing processing of this data, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to your data! We have therefore updated our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

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!