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During the Christmas period we will be closed on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th December for the Christmas holiday and then on Tuesday 1st January 2017 for the New Year break. In cases of emergency please do not hesitate to call our Emergency line on 01873 85239
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)
8-12th –Royal Windsor Horse Show
11th – Gelligaer Point-To-Point @ Lower Machen
14-15th – Howick BE
19th – Llangors Fun Ride
26th – Eardisley YFC Fun Ride
27th – Triley Open Horse/Dog Show
8th, 22nd, 29th – Evening clinics at The Park Dressage, Goytre
Good luck to all our clients intending to compete this summer with those gorgeous ‘Gee-gees’, let us know any results or successes as we love to hear from you! Don’t forget also to keep an eye on our Facebook page and also our new blog on the website for practice updates and information.
Here are Abbey Equine Clinic in Llanover we have the ideal facilities for brood mares and insemination. We have stocks for restraining mares, frozen semen storage, mare and foal box and post and railed paddocks.
All of our vets are trained in scanning and insemination meaning we can give you a flexible service. We can offer package prices for fresh and frozen semen or tailor it to your needs.
Please Note: If you are ordering semen from outside the UK you cannot have it delivered directly to our clinic without notifying us at least 48hrs prior to delivery and you must notify APHA by filling in a IV66 form and emailing it to them within 48 hours prior to delivery. This is a disease control law and failure to do so will result in your semen NOT being accepted for delivery. For help and advice please contact the clinic on 01873 840069.
Tetanus infection is often fatal and is characterised by muscle stiffness, hyper-responsiveness to noise and touch and third eyelid prolapsed. The vaccine is extremely effective (which is why we see so few cases), however over the last couple of months Abbey Equine Clinic has already seen two cases! Please give thought to including this very inexpensive vaccine to your vaccination protocol. Given that the mortality rate is as high as 90%, it could mean money well spent!
Throughout the month of May practices and colleges in the UK are encouraged to get involved within the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) in highlighting the role of the Veterinary Nurse. Our hardworking nurses have undertaken both theoretical and practical training in many parts of the Veterinary profession including: radiography, theatre, wound control and preventative health measures. If there is anyone out there needing more information on this very rewarding career then please call us at the clinic! Further information can be found on the BVNA website.
The culicoides midge is responsible for this condition and it occurs when the horse has an allergic reaction to the saliva of these biting midges. Typical signs include bald patches, usually on the mane and tail, which are caused by the horse scratching. Prevention includes, avoid turning out during warm days especially at dusk and dawn. Fly rugs and masks should be worn. Avoid grazing near water, especially stagnant ponds as these attract the midges, putting your horse at more risk. For more help and advice please give us a call at the surgery where we would be pleased to help with this frustrating condition.
Does your tack room first aid box need revamping? Is everything clean and in date? Do you require up to date supplies or the best quality product available? Being caught out when your trusty steed over reaches or cuts himself isn’t good practice, so having a well stocked first aid box at the ready whether at home or out and about at shows always pays off! If you need help in putting one together or need one of the ready-made ones we have in stock give the surgery a call.
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