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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 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)
Welcome Back Emily Dibble RVN.
April 1st sees us welcoming back RVN Emily Dibble. Emily trained with our small animal department and then left the area to work at Liphook Equine Hospital, where she undertook her Equine Nurse training. She missed the area, the clients and work colleagues so much that she’s coming back. Welcome home Emily, we’re glad to have you.
It is law that all owners of horses, ponies and donkeys MUST be in possession of a passport for their animal. Owners need to have this passport with them each time the vet is called out, when you attend the surgery and during travel.
6th – Grand National, Aintree
6th/22nd/26th – Chepstow Horse Races
6th – Caradoc Park fun Ride, Sellack, Ross-on-Wye
28th – Sinai Dressage Championship Show, Usk College
27th – Curre + Llangibby Hunt Fun Ride
April is sweet itch awareness month. The campaign will raise awareness of the preventative measures that will help alleviate sweet itch and the importance of the condition before the start of the midge season. Sweet itch is an allergic reaction to bites from mosquitoes and midges. It can affect almost any horse or pony regardless of breed or type. The midges that cause sweet itch are normally active between March and November. Preventative steps include fly rugs, fly repellents, stable fans, ultra finite midge screens on doors and windows and avoiding standing water.
If you haven’t already done so, it is time to begin getting your broodmares in foal. Maiden mares, mares that failed to conceive last year and mares that aborted would benefit from a thorough check over to make sure they are in tip top condition! Here at Abbey we are able to offer very competitive AI packages and have the cryo facilities to store frozen semen until needed. For more information please call the clinic on 01873 840069.
Our 6’6 logo embroidered Thermatex rug has been mistakenly taken home on discharge. Please could you check your tack room. Prize for safe return!
As always (and we have for years) been held on the emergency list of foal milk + colostrum suppliers in this area, which in times of need we are sure you’ll appreciate. We are no longer able to source the small emergency tubs of foal milk (usually last 24-48 hours) however we stock the 5kg sack which will increase the length of feeding and costs £33.15 inc which work out very economical indeed.
Boehringer have kindly extended their offer of a free initial blood test to check ACTH levels of your horse or pony. Please note this offer is only for the external laboratory test and does not include the vets sampling fee or visit. Please visit www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk to download your voucher.
It’s spring so we’re battling those terrible tapeworms. We are unable to have praziquantel in a single dose syringe now, but we have two different types of combination wormer in stock. Discounts on orders of 10 or more, please ring the surgery for details.
Alternatively if you covered for Tapeworm in Autumn, we would recommend either an Ivermectin wormer or a faecal egg count. Please call an SQP at the surgery to discuss your individual horses’ needs 01873 840069.
We’ve seen a few cases of cyathostominosis – also known as encysted red worm disease. This is presented when the larval stage of the small redworms emerge en mass from the gut lining where they burrowed and the damage can be catastrophic, causing sudden weight loss, often with severe diarrhoea. Ensuring a good worming protocol is essential for preventing this disease. Please contact one of our registered nurses or SQP’s for more helpful advice.
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