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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)
We are pleased to announce that on Friday 23rd November 4pm – 8pm we will be hosting a Christmas Fayre at the Equine Clinic. There will be craft stalls, mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cheer to be had! So for local Christmas gifts and to support Redwings Sanctuary why not pop along.
We are celebrating our first anniversary of our “Abbey Care Horse Health Plans”. We feel that in the interests of keeping your horses healthy, preventative healthcare should be affordable for everyone. Abbey Care is not an insurance policy, it is a way to save money and spread the cost of preventative healthcare, allowing you to budget conveniently and qualifying you for other exclusive discounts. There will be two options available, Standard plan at £8 per month and Premium at £15 per month.
To celebrate we are announcing that we are holding the price of our Abbey Care plans for the next year. For more information or to register your interest please call 01873 840069 or email email@example.com.
7th Ascot Bloodstock Sales
9th - 11th – Your Horse Live, Stoneleigh
10th – Sinai Dressage @ Usk College
18th – Y Fenni & District Riding Club Dressage @ Usk College
23rd – Abbey Equine Christmas Fayre
26th-27th – Royal Welsh Winter Fair, Builth Wells
SPM, previously termed Atypical Myopathy, is a potentially fatal muscle disease in horses. Horse owners are being urged to minimise the risk of Seasonal Myopathy (SPM) by identifying any Sycamore trees in or near pasture. Recent research uncovered the cause of the disease to be a toxin contained in the seeds of Sycamore trees. Now is the ideal time to look for the trees as the seeds are clearly visible. If you’d like more information or to see what these trees and seeds look like please visit our Facebook page. If you are concerned about the safety of your grazing, please call the practice for advice 01873 840069.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in photographs for a latest calendar competition, we have been overwhelmed with the fantastic photos sent in! The Calendar will go on sale the first week in December so you have until 17th November to get your lovely photos to us(more ducks requested by Emma), please send high resolution images to firstname.lastname@example.org. The calendars are perfect stocking fillers and all the profits from will go to the SWHP.
A new law has been introduced meaning all horses must be microchipped in an attempt to reduce abuse and improve welfare. From Oct 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys.
An ideal wormer for this time of year covering a vast array of worms during adult and immature stages. It comes in an easy to use syringe which covers up to 700kg bodyweight. Please feel free to call the clinic to discuss your worming needs with one of our qualified nurses or SQPs 01873 840069.
If you find that you cannot desensitise your horse for clipping or fireworks it may be kinder to sedate them for the necessary period. This way, you can avoid your horse getting stressed and your clipping etc can be done quickly and safely. There are three ways that sedation can be achieved, all require consultation with a veterinary surgeon as your horses’ heart will need a check over.
1. Give oral ‘Acepromazine’ (Sedalin) – this acts as a tranquiliser not a sedative, so will just help calm the horse. The paste is only available from your vet who will advise on the dosage required.
2. Give oral ‘Domidine’ (Domosedan Gel) – This acts as a sedative so has a more profound effect than Sedalin. This is also only available from your vet, who will also advise you on the dosage required.
3. Have the vet come out and sedate the horse with intravenous sedation – this will have a reliable sedative effect for around 45mins to an hour.
For options and bookings call 01873 840069.
This year again, sees this very popular awards ceremony sponsored by Pet Plan Insurance. So, if you think our practice or an individual member of our team deserves recognition for their exceptional work, then why not pick up a form and nominate, or nominate online at
The award categories:
· Practice of the Year
· Vet of the Year
· Vet Nurse of the Year
· Practice Manager of the Year
· Support Staff of the Year
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