OUR facilities

The opportunity to design a purpose built equine clinic at LLansabbath Barns has allowed us to develop fantastic facilities second to none in Wales.

In Patient Facilities

Our spacious, well ventilated secure stable yard has five boxes including a mare and foal box. Keeping the inpatient facilities small allows us to provide the close monitoring and quiet rehabilitation environment that we believe is crucial in minimising the stress of a stay away from home.

If turn out is required, Llansabbath Barns has 7 acres of permanent pasture which can also be used for exercise testing of our cardiac, respiratory and pre-purchase examination cases. We have permanent, purpose built equine stocks to allow safe restraint. This is perfect for visiting mares coming in for scanning and AI. We offer comprehensive AI packages and also have frozen semen storage facilities on site.

Diagnostic Imaging

The spacious diagnostic imaging department is fully equipped with high resolution ultrasonography and an AGFA digital x-ray system (as used by the NHS and Edinburgh Veterinary School). Unlike many practices diagnostic imaging has its own dedicated rooms and so multiple veterinary surgeons can be working at the clinic at one time reducing the waiting-around time for clients and horses.

The practice has 2 endoscopes for the examination of the upper respiratory tract and urogenital system and a 10ft gastroscope for internal investigations of horses.

Surgical Suite and Induction Room

We are very fortunate to have separate induction and surgical facilities. The induction area is supplied by the premier manufacturer in Europe: Linatex. This ensures that your horse will be as safe as possible during induction and recovery from anaesthesia.

Advanced Orthopaedics

Due to Emma’s influence on the design of the clinic our orthopaedic facilities are a priority and as a result are excellent. We have an arena for lunging/riding, 2 hard lunge areas of different surface and extensive grounds to allow high speed assessment. State of the art cell manipulation techniques such as IRAP and stem cell therapy can be thoroughly discussed and offered if suitable. Combined with the diagnostic imaging available, the further training and tens of years of orthopaedic experience of our staff, lameness evaluation at Abbey is a real strength.

Laboratory Services

Abbey Equine Clinic is able to perform routine biochemical and haematological examination in the clinic allowing same day results for crucial tests. Bacteriological culture and antibiotic sensitivity can also be performed in our own lab. We can also perform faecal worm egg counts while you wait.

Time sensitive tests are performed by Axiom Laboratories who have a courier pick up from us every day, so we do not have to rely on the post.
We also have a close relationship with Rossdales Laboratory, Liphook Equine Hospital and the Animal Health Trust for more specialist tests and advanced interpretation of test results.
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Let’s Talk

If you have any veterinary or administrative enquiries you can phone on 01873 840069 during business hours (Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.00pm) or alternatively complete the form below and submit your enquiry.
One of our veterinary, nursing or administrative staff will be pleased to respond to you by phone or email as soon as possible during office hours.

24HR EMERGENCY NUMBER: 01873 840069

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