New equine hospital opens

  • Princess Anne to open new equine hospital in Glasgow for the North of England and Scotland

    A new equine hospital will be officially opened next month at the University of Glasgow by The Princess Royal. The ceremony will take place on 21 September.

    The Home of Rest for Horses has been the primary sponsor behind the Weipers Centre, providing around £1.2 million towards its cost.

    Professor Sandy Love, head of the centre, said: “We have some fantastic facilities and hope be able to treat all equine sports injuries.”

    The new state-of-the-art hospital is the first veterinary unit in the world to use a revolutionary technique of extended field of view ultrasonography. The technique is said to be particularly useful in the assessment of back injuries and pelvic fractures.

    “The technique allows us to build up an ultrasonic image of large structures, giving us a complete picture,” said Professor Love.

    The centre has already treated some horses, including the racehorse Celtic Giant, which was successfully treated for a heart condition and went on to win at the Cheltenham Festival in 1999.

    The Home of Rest for Horses has been caring for equines since 1886. It also funds education and research programmes.

    For more information on The Home of Rest for Horses visit www.homeofrestforhorses.co.uk or contact (tel: 01494 488464).

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