A Special Evening of Equine Talks
2nd November 2022, 19:30, Tickets £3

A Special Evening of Equine Talks

Seadown Equine vets at Hythe are known for their professional and highly successful equine talks.  They are delighted to announce that on 2nd November there will be two new talks on geriatric care in equines and regenerative therapies in lameness.

The talks take place at Lyndhurst Community Centre, Central Car Park, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY and will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and may be prebooked by emailing Seadown, calling the reception at Hythe or purchasing tickets on the door.  Proceeds will go to the worthwhile charities, VetLife and Pets As Therapy.  Catering will be by “Hel’s kitchen”.

Seadown equine vet, Francesca Nossell (Chessie) will kick off the evening delivering the lecture on geriatric care in equines.  It’s an area she is passionate about. As Winter looms, it’s a particularly important time to discuss the management of older ponies and horses because for many.

Winter can prove to be the hardest season.  Chessie plans to cover an overview of routine healthcare needs, and then highlight some of the common conditions that we see in this age category. This will include (but not limited to) cushings, stiffness and weight management.

Seadown equine vet, Karolina Kalka (KK) will follow on… Osteoarthritis is a much diagnosed condition in horses. In the old days “bute and box rest” was often all that could be offered.  As veterinary science moves on our diagnosis and treatments are improving all the time.

There are many novel therapies such as stem cells, polyacrylamide hydrogels and IRAP that equine owners probably hear about in the equine press and from other owners. This talk aims to provide further information on these treatments, why they can be useful in managing osteoarthritis and other lameness in the horse and ultimately why they can be worth the extra cost.

Francesca Nossell
Francesca Nossell, (better known as Chessie), graduated from Massey University in New Zealand with Distinction in 2017.

She took a job on the beautiful Kapiti Coast, an hour north of the capital Wellington, where she worked primarily with sport and pleasure horses, as well as a small ruminants, camelids and the occasional cow.  It was here she developed an interest in equine dentistry and a passion for internal medicine, as well as establishing a keen interest in endocrinology, wound management, and geriatric care.

Chessie moved to the UK in April 2022 and began working at Seadown Vets in early May. She is working towards attaining a CertAVP in Equine Internal Medicine and is looking forward to getting to know the clients and ponies of the New Forest.

When Chessie is not working you will find her travelling, at the gym or out hiking with her fiance James. She has left her 8 year old NZ Warmblood (aptly named Spook) back in New Zealand and is looking forward to hopefully getting the opportunity to ride in the New Forest.

The team at Seadown have yet to sample her vegan Snickers Cheesecake, which we understand is pretty unbeatable!

Karolina Kalka
Karolina Kalka, (better known as KK),

graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Warsaw, Poland in 2016. After a rotating internship in equine medicine in the Belgian Referral Clinic “Equinox” and a reproduction internship at the Dutch Veterinair Centrum Someren, Karolina had an opportunity to gain an invaluable experience in equine orthopaedics and oncology at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket.

With her wide breadth of her experiences and after being exposed to a high emergency caseload, it became clear to Karolina that her passion lay in equine orthopaedics, orthopaedic surgery, as well as in equine internal medicine, ophthalmology and all kind of emergencies.
She's definitely someone you need in a crisis!

Outside work Karolina enjoys travelling following contemporary art exhibitions and searching for extreme experiences.

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