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To celebrate the launch of our health plans we will be holding a free client evening on preventative health care. The client evening will be open to everyone and will be held at Usk College on 27th November, doors open at 7pm, talk starting at 730pm, refreshments provided.
For more information or to register your interest please call 01873 840069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In view of recent local publicity Abbey Equine would like to confirm that we are still members of the independent sector, our business is wholly owned by vets who work for the practice and we are committed to keeping things this way.
We believe in providing a high standard of service and care and continue to make clinical decisions based on what is best for your horse and not be influenced by external business factors.
Seasonal Pasture Myopathy Season Approaching
Holidays – Yipee!
We are closed for the August Bank Holiday on Monday 28th Aug. However, we will still be operating emergency veterinary cover so for any URGENT matters please do not hesitate to call our emergency line 01873 852391.
Celebrating Eight Years at Llansabbath Barns!
New Equipment at Abbey Equine
Happy St Davids' Day! Spring is just around the corner!
Happy Valentines Day!
We have been overwhelmed by all the lovely pictures we have received for the calendar competition
This year again, sees this very popular awards ceremony sponsored by Pet Plan Insurance
“All good things must come to an end” and it is with great sadness we announce the retirement of our very own Rod Fisher
DON'T FORGET – Protect your horse welfare event
This show season sees us venturing out to various local shows complete with gazebo, refreshments, raffle and competitions.
Andrea Champ from Michaelchurch on winning the Three Rivers Endurance Ride with her horse Luxor!
First aid supplies –are you prepared?
Do you think your horse is suffering from gastric ulcers?
Happy Easter & St David’s’ Day! Spring is just around the corner!
Love is in the air (AI)
Sad Farewell - This month we are sadly saying goodbye to Sarah Carr. Sarah has been an important part of our team since 2009. I know she will be missed by her colleagues and our clients.
Huge welcome - We are very pleased to welcome Carys Reynolds to the team here at Abbey. Carys is a very experienced ambulatory vet with special interests in internal medicine and equine welfare. Many of you may remember her as she grew up and competed her horses from her childhood home in Abergavenny – welcome home.
3rd – Brecon Point to Point
4th – Sinai Dressage, Usk College
8th – BD Health & Welfare Talk, Clytha Arms
13th – 16th – Cheltenham Festival of Races
11th – Curre + Llangibby Point to Point, Howick
18th – Y Fenni RC Dressage, Usk College
31st – Monmouthshire P2P, Monmouth Show Ground
We are currently held on the area list of emergency supplies for foal milk. We always have in stock tubs of mare’s replacement milk at a cost of £10 per tub which can be supplied to named cases only. Also in stock we have foal colostrums which in times of need we are sure you will appreciate.
The racehorse ‘Secretariat’s heart weighed an enormous 22lbs!
The liver in the horse is a large organ making up approximately one percent of the body mass with an average weight of around five kilogram in a typical thoroughbred.
Now is the time to get any of those little surgeries performed that have been put off for six months. There are no flies around at the moment and the horses are inside in a clean environment which will help to control any infections. For example, castrations and sarcoid removals are ideal at this time of year.
Now is the time to keep those terrible tapeworms at bay. Here at Abbey vets we have the very effective single dose tapewormer, called Equitape available. It’s an easy-to-use single dose syringe oral application which contains enough paste to treat one 600 kg horse (Currently priced at £11) Buy 10 and get one FREE!
The microbes associated with thrush thrive and divide in oxygen poor anaerobic environments that are often contaminated with moist organic material. Once the organisms are established in the deep moist recesses of the frog sulci then the stage is set for a progressive invasion and subsequent infection of the frog and soft tissue. Effective thrush prevention involves a combination of maintaining a clean and dry environment, cleaning the feet and on a routine basis, adequate exercise and proper preventative nutrition. Treatment involves cleaning the bottom of the foot and frog area daily, removing any debris and washing the area thoroughly. Surgical debridement of affected frog tissue may be necessary in many cases and advice regarding this can be obtained by calling the surgery.
Know what is normal for your horse (Equine Vital Signs):
Physical Parameters Normal Range
Rectal Temperature 37.5-38.5 (degrees centigrade)
Pulse/Heartbeats 28-42 BPM
Respiratory Rate 10-14 resps/min
Each horse might have a slightly different ‘normal’ for them so its a good idea to get to know your own horse.
Need a supplement? Why not take a look at our Hestevard range at the clinic.... From vitamins and minerals, feet, gastric health, liver, vitamin e and electrolytes, we have them all. All supplements in the range come with a palatability guarantee and are trusted in quality by Abbey. All at competitive prices, please give us a call to discuss your horses’ requirements.
EXPERTS IN EQUINE HEALTH
If you have any veterinary or administrative enquiries you can phone on 01873 840069 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.00pm) or alternatively complete the form below and submit your enquiry.
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24HR EMERGENCY NUMBER: 01873 852391
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