The Country

GetMeToVet

11/07/16 – 15/07/16 (9am to 5pm)

1 week at an Equine clinic in Derbyshire has made me fall further in love with the countryside; going on call with vets to different yards or farms scattered around the peaks and hills had me truly mesmerised. (Picture below from a yard at the top of a hill)

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Day one started off just doing some yard work with the head equine nurse; there wasn’t a lot to be done and it was a quiet day. Duties included basic care for inpatients (only two that day – a sarcoid patient and a laminitic pony), poo-picking and feeds. I then took turns going out with each of the vets for the rest of the week, visiting equine cases with them. The first case was the simplest – a couple of vaccines (Type 1 Equine Influenza; aka flu, annual and tetanus, every 2 years). Next was…

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