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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 email@example.com.
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)
We are hosting an Emergency First Aid at Work course here at the Equine clinic on Tuesday 13th March 9am-430pm, refreshments kindly sponsored by Norbrook. The cost is £60 for the day, please call ASAP to book your space!
Well done to our local farrier team N R Brown farriers in Abergavenny. Nigel’s 3 apprentices each won their section of the Stronsholm Apprentice Shoemaking league. Alistair Evans, Thomas Anderson and Emily Hockney are all trained by Nigel Brown AWCF and are showing excellent promise in becoming qualified farriers.
Artificial insemination (AI) in mares has gone from strength to strength in recent years with excellent results being achieved. Early organisation is essential as one must choose a stallion early in the season. Now is the time to start planning! We are again offering AI packages for chilled and frozen semen that are excellent value for money. Packages include endometrial swabs, insemination, pregnancy evaluations and three nights livery.
Please call the clinic for more information about how Abbey vets can help you. We also offer frozen semen storage here at the clinic for a monthly charge.
11th – Sinai Dressage, Usk College
18th – Curre & Llangibby Point to Point, Howick
18th – Y Fenni & District RC Dressage, Usk College
Here at Abbey Equine we have had excellent results and feedback with our laser surgery day at the clinic. The clinic saw vet Jeremy Kemp-Symonds provide an excellent service in removing sarcoids with his latest state of the art laser system!
This year again sees us continuing with our popular car sticker competition! So if you haven’t already please feel free to collect a bumper sticker to display on your car/horsebox/trailer and if one of our members of staff spot it you could be one of our lucky monthly winners!
Remember zone days are still available at just £19. We offer zone days throughout the week for non-urgent calls, and while we get to arrange the time you get a reduced call out!
Equest is a single dose treatment containing Moxidectin to control red worms, roundworms, encysted cyathastome larvae and bots! With its long dosing interval of 13 weeks Equest is excellent value for money at £14.39(inc VAT) and treats up to 700kg bodyweight. Discounts on orders of 10 or more!
Although it may seem early to be considering breeding from your mares and stallions at this time of year, once the season does get into full swing it is all too short, especially if complications arise.
Quality studs usually want to be sure that any visiting mare is not going to pass on a venerally transmitted disease to their stallion and, likewise you would not want your mare to become infected by the stallion.
The stud is likely to require documented evidence of freedom from disease. A swab (or three in the case of stallions) is required to establish freedom from CEM, and a blood sample to check for EVA. If done now, the certification will take you through the entire stud season.
Stallion owners should consider vaccinating their horses against EVA, a disease that is widespread across Europe and which can leave 30% of affected stallions as lifelong carriers. The only cure for this is castration.
Did you know we provide our own 24hr emergency care? So if you call us out after standard working hours, you will get a vet you know and trust. This will incur an additional flat fee (emergency surcharge) on the bill, but we’re sure you’ll appreciate the peace of mind.
• Horses are unable to vomit and do not have a gall bladder!
• Each horses’ ear has 16 muscles!
EXPERTS IN EQUINE HEALTH
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24HR EMERGENCY NUMBER: 01873 852391
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