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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)
1st Sinai Dressage, Usk College
1st Ross Harriers Fun Ride, HR2 0JY
5th Training for Harmony with Alison Payne @ Park Dressage
6th Leominster Horse Sales
4-8th HOYS, NEC Birmingham
8th Curre & Llangibby Hunt Fun Ride, Howick Farm
19th Training for Harmony with Alison Payne @ Park Dressage
21st Halloween Pony Popping @ Townsend Farm
22nd Winter Woolies Charity Horse Show @ Triley Fields EC
27/28/29th Autumn Cob Sales, Builth
We are again running this successful competition and asking clients to send in some photographs of ‘Wales Through the Horses Ears’. The thirteen best photos will be included in the Abbey Equine Clinic Calendar 2018 which will be on sale from December, with a donation from each one purchased going to SWHP. Please send high quality images to email@example.com.
With those cold nights drawing in, many of us will be unpacking our winter rugs whilst avoiding hairy spiders!
We all love seeing our horses protected from the elements, but there are dangers with over-rugging.
Did you know horses are better thermo-regulators than us – seeing no expenditure of energy from 5-25 degrees!
Over-rugging can cause colic like symptoms from heat stroke and stress. Remember to check the forecast, and if you’re cold, your horse might not be. Consider the individual horse and less rugs for those overweight. Weight loss will reduce the risk of laminitis in the spring.
Please make sure to update your details on our computer system as this will make sure that in an emergency there are no mistakes made and that we can get hold of you. Also, did you know that you can receive your bill by email?
Yes, it’s getting close to that time of year again – clipping and fireworks! We receive lot of requests for paste sedatives for horses and legally we can only supply these as a prescription medicine. To do this we must have examined your horse and listened to its heart within the last 6 months. The sedative in the paste can have serious side effects in horses with heart trouble, stallions, pregnant mares and the aged. It is therefore in the best interest of our horses that they are examined before administering any sedative. However the sedative paste has a limited effect and as an alternative we can offer more effective sedation by intravenous injection, which would need to be carried out by the vet. Feel free to ring the clinic to organise an appointment/visit to get one of our vets to give your horse a check over and pick up your sedative then.
As our evenings draw in and the temperatures fall, it is time to stable those horses, but remember:
• Fresh clean water
• Feed little and often
• Introduce changes to the diet gradually
• Feed adequate forage
• Do not work immediately after feeding
• Provide adequate bedding.
Its Anoplocephala perfoliata time! That’s tapeworm time to you and me! At this time of year we should consider changing our worming regime to include a preparation that covers this threat. Here at the surgery we can offer helpful advice with regular discounted offers, so please give us a call to discuss any requirements. The Equest Pramox syringes treat horses up to 700kg. New price £21.00.
Abbeycare horse health plans, budget for your horses’ preventative health care throughout the year and get exclusive discounts. Register your interest by calling the clinic or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do vampires like horse racing?
When its neck and neck!
What type of horses do ghosts ride?
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