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 Post subject: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:43 am 
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I had to make an emergency (possible life or death) trip to take a pony to the Libourne clinic last night. Damned difficult to find especially in the dark/rain even with GPS (which went a bit haywire in places). It's right in the middle of the vinyards!

So, the reason for my post is to say that I have colour photocopied the map, highlighted the route on it and have written down the final complicated part of the directions along with the name of the clinic (couldn't find anything on Google for it) and I have also bookmarked it on my TomTom GPS.

So, if anyone has an emergency I have the detailed directions on how to get there.

Here are the contact details:

Clinique Veterinaire :

Dr Lenormand. Equin de Conques, au Chateau de Conques, St Aubin de Branne.

Tel: 05.57.74.94.21 / 06.56.36.68.20


From Libourne take the D670 south-east towards Castillon-la-Bataille. At St Laurent des Combes turn right towards Vignonet. Turn right on the D936 to Branne. Go over the metal bridge, past the church and turn left to Rauzan. Follow the road up hill for about 2km then turn left onto a small lane (there is a very small sign post with a picture of a horse). Follow this road going over two other lanes then turn right at the end. About 100m or so there is a building on the left with large sliding metal gates that will open automatically when you approach them.

I hope that will be useful for someone particularly in an emergeny.

As for the club pony I took over with suspected colic, they immediately took a blood test (low white blood cells), tried to palpate the large intestine (unable due to blood - fragile membrane possibly due to dehydration), shaved belly and did an ultrasound which showed a clear small intestine. Given a litre of parafin and put on a drip overnight and will stay there for several days. The problem started on saturday when it was noticed she had a haematoma on her gum also affecting one nostril. As a result she has hardly eaten or drunk. The on-call vet refused to come sunday because he was "with family" :evil: (he came out monday morning) and the different vet that came yesterday afternoon couldn't hear any digestive noises hence the colic diagnosis and the emergency dash to the clinic. More tests to be carried out today. The haematoma on the gum could be a tumour.


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:57 pm 
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I've heard nothing but good reports about this clinic and I gather it's possible to just arrive without a referral. Thanks Susi for posting the directions; in an emergency the last thing you want is to get lost.

Fingers crossed that the little pony rallies and that the diagnosis is better than it might seem.


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:16 pm 
Really hope your pony recovers, what a horrible time to be having.

Is there any way that I could ask you to scan in the map and send it to us at ERF so that we could put it on the website? It might be handy for people to know they can access it easily.

admin@equinerescuefrance.org

Thanks. :D


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:47 pm 
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Hi Horsearts,

I could scan it but the highlighter pen doesn't show up - I photocopied several copies and had to re-do the highlighter on each one. If you PM me your postal address I'll put a copy in the post to you then you can have a go at scanning it etc.


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:13 pm 
Ah, don't worry. I looked for it on google earth and I found it, I just have NO idea how to get the pic off there onto here!

Can I email you where I think it is on google earth, you can tell me if it's right, and I can then use that somehow from this end?

How's your pony?


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:22 pm 
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Horsearts,

Try finding the place using www.geoportail.fr with this you can have both aerial photos and proper maps, to get the screen shot to print out, use control, & print screen /( imp ecr if french key board), then use paint, when the new screen appears, use file / fiche, then enregister, the actual map etc will then be in something like my docs / mes docs, and from there you can print it off

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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:36 pm 
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Horsearts,

This is the map from geoportal, I think the place you want just of the D19E, near Peyssan?, but you can see the name Conques, and what looks to be a black square with legs, just up from the bottom of the map and just left of centre

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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:30 am 
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Horsesarts wrote:
Really hope your pony recovers, what a horrible time to be having.

Is there any way that I could ask you to scan in the map and send it to us at ERF so that we could put it on the website? It might be handy for people to know they can access it easily.

admin@equinerescuefrance.org

Thanks. :D


I've now emailed you a scanned version. This gives the wider map and used in conjunction with my directions and Peake's map no-one should get lost amongst the vines :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:00 am 
Thanks very much, both of you!! :D

How is the pony?


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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:32 pm 
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Horsesarts wrote:
How is the pony?


Very sadly it turned out that she had cancerous tumours throughout. My daughter went backto the clinic today with the owner and a few others from the club and the decision was made to euthanise her.

RIP Melissa (shown here with the farrier's daughter Paloma)

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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:41 pm 
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How very sad for the owners. She looks adorable. Thank goodness she didn't suffer for long.

Well done you for making such an effort to get help for her so quickly.

Viv


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Lovely pony, how sad for everyone that loved her.

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 Post subject: Re: INFO POST: Equine Clinic Near Bordeaux
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:52 pm 
Sorry to hear that. She must have been beginning to struggle though, and sad thought it is, she can run free now.

RIP.


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