Veterinary practice is saddling up in preparation for informative open evenings aimed at horse owners in our region

Uplands Way Veterinary Clinic certainly doesn’t horse around when it comes to looking after our hoofed friends with a dedicated team caring for all manner or equines from shetlands to thoroughbreds and, of course, the lovable donkeys. With three Norfolk practice sites – in Diss, Stanton and Attleborough – being a strong and visible part of the community is important to the Uplands Way team and open evenings have been planned to allow horse owners to learn from the equine experts.

The first event will focus on Equine Cushing’s Disease, an increasingly common disorder with older horses, although it can develop in younger animals. This is due to be followed by an event around the causes and treatment of lameness in horses. These events have been organised by veterinary surgeon Georgina Torregrosa, and head equine nurse Kathryn Trett.

Kathryn said: “We treat a wide range of equine patients from retired companions to racing thoroughbreds and everything in between, as well as having a dedicated small animal veterinary team for pets and exotics.

“There are some common health disorders which affect horses and we want to inform our clients and horse owners of signs to look out for and steps to take if they have any concerns.”

The first event will be held at the World Horse Welfare charity in Snetterton on 7th March. Speakers at the first event include John Blake from Breckland Farriers and a representative from Boehringer Ingelheim pharmaceuticals.

Kathryn added: “At first we are opening events to our clients but if you are a horse owner and would be interested in attending then we would be delighted to hear from you.

“It will be a great evening with informative speakers and we have a raffle with all proceeds going to World Horse Welfare.”

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. To find out further information please call Uplands Way in Diss on 01379 642 865.

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