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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Mary Farmer from Castlelands Veterinary Hospital, Skibbereen, Co Cork is the winner of our Vet Con. 2019 quiz. The  prize is a fantastic Heine Mini LED Opthalmascope worth more than 300€. Mary was one of three people who scored 100% and was then lucky enough to be the first name drawn from the hat. Congratulations to you .
Consolation to all the other participants who will be notified by e-mail regarding a 25% one -off discount for any item from the Heine Range. Check link  to see the range.

The answers to the quiz were as follows:
1. Jaundice
3. Methaemoglobinaemia
4. Conjunctivitis
5. Corneal Abrasion
6. Glaucoma
7. Diabetes
9. Entropion
10. Rat Poison
11. Opioid Poisoning
12. Feline Dysautonomia
13. Anaemia
14. Strabismus
15. Exophthalmia
16. Congestion
17. Distemper
18. Horners Syndrome
19. Prolapsed Nictitating Membrane
20. Cherry Eye
21. Keratitis Sicca

Much appreciation to Dr Peter Murphy PhD, MVB ,MRCVS,Summerhill Veterinary Hospital,Wexford for all his research.

Friday, 1 March 2019

 Veterinary Ultrasound Training Wetlabs 15th&16th April 2019


                                    Vetequip Ltd


                                 Dr Emiliana Capurro

 Will present a series of wetlabs on small animal ultrasound scanning. Starting in the DSPCA campus, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham Dublin 16 on 15th April 2019 and proceeding to O Connor Julian Veterinary Hospital, Cashel,  Co Tipperary on April 16th.

The course will be of immense benefit to inexperienced practitioners and those who would like to enhance basic scanning techniques. The theme is very much "Hands On" and all participants can expect individual guidance in an encouraging atmosphere whilst scanning a variety of animals.

A selection of live animals and  scanning machines will be available in each location and participants can expect lively engagement with their tutor in a learning atmosphere that is enjoyable and stimulating.It is expected that  10  CPD points will be allocated per day.

The subscription is 250€ per day payable upon booking .

Emiliana Capurro DVM PhD

 Emiliana Capurro DVM PhD  or Emi, as everybody calls her, graduated in Veterinary medicine from the University of Naples in 2000.In her final year she became very interested in small animal ultrasound and worked alongside Prof Marco Russo(European diploma in diagnostic imaging)In 2001 Emi completed her basic echocardiography training with Dr Francesco Porciello in the University of Perugia.

Emi achieved her PhD in Dublin and has worked many years in UCD as part of the small animal emergency clinic, acquiring extensive experience in emergency medicine.

Emi also worked as the Senior Vet for several years in a very busy practise on the north side of Dublin, where she improved her skills in soft tissue surgery, abdominal ultrasound and echocardiography.

In 2014 Emi set up her own ultrasound scanning consultancy service and offers a referral service to companion animal practises throughout the Leinster area.

Emi is currently studying for an RVC Cert. in Cardiology.

The program for the day is:


  • Explaining Ultrasound technology,

  • Preparing the patient

  • Preparing the exam area

  • Optimising the Machine

  • Interpreting the screen

11.15-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-1.15pm A number of animals will be available for participants to examine.

Instruction will be given concerning 

  • Correct animal position

  • Correct use of the probe

  • Study of normal echogenic pattern

1.15-2.00pm  Lunch


Participants will scan numerous animals and discuss  findings.

Instruction will be given in how to recognise:

  • Pyometra/Endometriosis

  • U.T.I.

  • F.B.

  • Pregnancy

  • Ascites

  • Acute Hepatitis/Cholangitis

Followed by Questions and Answers

Course notes will be provided and 9.5 CPD are normally allocated per day.Participants may bring  their own ultrasound machine  but a range of scanners and suitable probes  will be available for everyone.

To book your place contact:

Pat Kavanagh  Mobile :087 2503629


Peter Ryan Phone:053 9100655

Go to our equipment website.
Click the following links to find:
DSPCA on Google maps
O Connor Julian Vet Hospital on Google Maps. Please note the Veterinary hospital is located next door to Mother Hubbards restaurant in Cashel.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Veterinary Infusion Pumps

This is a piece of equipment that is truly invaluable to any veterinary practise.
Pumps are used whenever an animal is being given an I.V fluid or drug that needs to be given at a set rate over a given period of time. They can infuse as little as 0.1ml per hour or  give fluids at 2 minute intervals over a given period.They are battery and mains operated.They can easily be attached to a drip pole and provide a superb level of safety while giving i.v. fluids as animals cannot be over or under dosed.

Used to safely administer:
I.V. antibiotics
Supplemented infusions
Pumps can also be used with blood products or for specialised i.v. feeding.
Large volumes over a short period or small volumes over a long period.

The illustrated unit can be used with most common makes of giving set and  syringe e.g. Becton Dickinson,B Braun,Jelco etc.

Catheter guide sizes:
24 FG Puppies,Kittens and small cats
22F.G. Large Cats and Small Dogs
20F.G. Medium and Large Dogs
18F.G. Giant Dogs.

Call us now to arrange a free product demonstration .
Pat   @087 2503629
John @087 2670137

Friday, 28 September 2018

Vetequip Ltd

  in conjunction 


           Abbeyville Veterinary Hospital

Invite Veterinary surgeons to a
Practical Bovine Ultrasonography Training Workshop on
Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Abbeyville Veterinary Hospital is a long established multi-vet mixed veterinary practice situated in Cork City. Most of the work is in the area of dairy and companion animal practice but suckler beef herds and equine work also make up a proportion of the business. Over the years Abbeyville has steadily built up  fertility work to a significant level and clients demand exacting standards but appreciate the service and advice.. Ultrasonography is at the heart of this fertility work and  is performed throughout the year. Many of the farmer clients set up fertility appointments at the start of the season and  tailored packages are customised  to their individual needs. Fertility and Ultrasonography, which is all performed on an appointment basis during regular working hours, has provided a new and valuable income stream to the Practice.

The Tutor
Fergus Smith MVB Cert DHH qualified from UCD in 1992. He has over 20 years experience in Large Animal practice. He has attended several ultrasonography courses delivered by international experts and has used the skills learnt at these workshops to help increase the level and quality of fertility work offered to the bovine clients of the Practice. He has run courses for farmer clients to demonstrate the benefits of veterinary involvement, including ultrasonography, in fertility improvement of their herds.

The course
This is a one day course aimed at vets new to the area of bovine ultrasonography and to vets who wish to refresh and improve their current ultrasonography skills. The course will consist of a morning of lectures followed by lunch and an afternoon of Practical demonstration on a host farm. Course participants will learn by scanning animals themselves with support and demonstration from the tutor and from Vetequip personnel. The course will be delivered at Abbeyville’s new purpose built veterinary hospital and the host farm is a modern, large progressive dairy farm with good facilities and quiet animals.
Course content  
  • Principles of Ultrasonography
  • Practical aspects on farm
  • Review of the Bovine Reproductive Cycle
  • Ovaries – Normal structures, pathology, appearance at different stages of the cycle
  • Uterus – Normal appearance at different stages of the cycle, pathology
  • Pregnancy – Stage of gestation, Normal embryo/foetal development, Pathology
  • Medication used in fertility – Synchronisation Programmes, Treatment of pathological presentations
  • How to develop and market a fertility service for your clients
Course Timetable
09:00 - 10:45 - Lecture x 2

10:45- 11:00 - Coffee break

11:00 - 12:45 Lecture x 2

12:45 - 14:00 - Lunch and Transfer to Host Farm

14:00 - 17:00 – Wetlab which will involve participants performing scanning procedure themselves

9.5 CVE points have been allocated for this event
Course Fee 295 euro

"Very practical Course and covered all I hoped it would"

"I can now go scanning with new confidence."
"Excellent demonstration with plenty of practical tips"

Places are strictly limited and booking is essential.

Reserve your place now by contacting 

                                       Peter Ryan 053 9100655



Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Vetequip Ltd in conjunction with Litecure will present an afternoon seminar in the LINC building at the College of Technology Blanchardstown on Wednesday 30th May 2018 covering the use of laser therapy to enhance outcomes for animals with acute,chronic or post surgical conditions.The speaker is Dorian Cook and event duration is 2-2.5 hrs.CVE points have been allocated to this event

Laser Therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process through photo-bio-modulation. Laser therapy provides tangible benefits to your patients, your clients, and your practice. Light therapy is also effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post- surgical pain and inflammation.
The presentation will cover the following:

Theory and applications for the use of Class 4 Laser Therapy,

Stance Analysis

Cold Compression.

Topics include:

Classification of Lasers

Benefits of Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy principles

Tissue Interaction

The effects of wavelength

Measuring Laser Light

Contact v Non Contact administration

Mode of action

Indications and range of use

Post procedure


Safety and contraindications

Sample cases

Pain Management

Use of Cold Compression 

Stance analysis

To book your place please contact Pat Kavanagh 087 2503629 or Peter Ryan 053 9100655

Clinical Benefits

→  Non-pharmacologic pain relief
→  Effective for difficult conditions
→  Alternative to surgery
→  Fast treatment times
→  Easy, comfortable, non-invasive treatment
→  Scientifically-proven
To view explanatory video please follow the link

For Equine applications please click the following Link

→  Intelligent dosage delivery with SmartCoat+™ software to provide your patients with the right dose every time
→  Comprehensive training and certification ensure that you and your staff administer the most effective treatments possible
→  LiteCure is the brand of laser preferred by professional athletic trainers in the NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, FIFA and the Olympics
→  Provides a treatment modality that will help you attract more referrals
→  Provides an alternative or supplement to prescription drugs and surgery
→  Increase revenue with this versatile modality