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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 would like to give a warm welcome to our new veterinary surgeon Samantha Crumpton! Sam graduated from Nottingham in 2017 and has done a year’s internship at the Royal Veterinary College before joining us, we’re sure you’ll support her as she settles in and finds her way around Wales!
We will be attending the local county shows throughout the coming months, starting with Monmouth on 7th July. Please feel free to come and say Hi, get refreshments, take part in our brilliant competitions or just have a chat!
7th Monmouthshire Show
13th -15th - Bridgend Show
23rd – 26th – Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells
24th –29th - Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead
29th – Gelligaer Farmers Hunt Show
Good luck to everyone intending to compete this summer with those gorgeous gee-gees. Please remember to include a first aid kit on board ‘just in case’. If you need any help or advice putting one together, give us a call and we would be pleased to help. We sell various poultices, dressings and bandages at competitive prices.
An increasing amount of clients are requesting a repeat prescription of drugs for their horses which have not been examined within the last 6 months or have never been seen! It is a LEGAL requirement that our vets have examined your horses within the stipulated time to prescribe a prescription only medication (POM-V), to save the costs of a dedicated visit why not bring your horse to us for a check over and collect the medication at the same time or use one of our superb value zone days?
We supply a range of electrolytes which are invaluable for your horse during times of competition. Sweating horses lose a significant quantity of essential salts and these must be replaced to maintain health and performance. Travelling horses also can lose a large amount of fluids which must be replaced. Give us a call to discuss your requirements.
Congratulations to our July Bumper Sticker Competition Winner Elizabeth Savill. For just displaying our car sticker in her vehicle, Elizabeth gets a smashing prize. Remember to display our sticker in your vehicle and if one of our vets spots it, you could be taking home a great prize!
Highly concentrated probiotic and prebiotic peppermint flavoured paste used to rapidly re-establish the normal micro flora of the gut and improves consistency of stools.
Why not opt for a faecal egg count this month and see how effective your worming programme has been. This is a simple, in-house test to see whether your horse has any worm eggs in its faeces. If you need further guidance on the confusing subject of worming, please call our qualified E-SQP’s Karen or Bryony at the clinic 01873 840069.
At this time of year fields should be kept clear of weeds particularly ragwort. Ragwort grows from June onwards and is one of the most common causes of poisoning in horses. Plants should be pulled up by the roots and since toxins can be absorbed through your skin, gloves should be worn.
To help reduce breathing problems in your horse/pony/donkey please remember the following:
• Take the horse outside before mucking out
• grooming outside the stable
• Soaked/steamed hay or haylage
• Reduced dust/spore bedding
• No deep litter
• Vaccinations up to date
• Adequate daily turnout
• Regular worming as required – some parasites migrate through the lungs.
• Never ignore a coughing horse
EXPERTS IN EQUINE HEALTH
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