Penbode Equine Services

Reproduction & stud - BEVA approved

Penbode Equine offer breeding programmes for all mares whether you use natural mating, chilled or frozen semen artificial insemination (AI), or embryo transfer. We have a BEVA approved AI centre in Holsworthy.

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Lameness & back investigation


Penbode Equine has a purpose built lameness diagnostic centre in Holsworthy and portable digital radiography and ultrasonography for 'stable side' investigations. Using this equipment, we will work alongside your farrier to provide immediate foot balance solutions, helping to optimise shoeing and performance as well as preventing lameness. We provide remedial farriery and an experienced saddle fitting service. Surgical and medical treatments are available including acupuncture, electroacupuncture and shockwave therapy.

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Performance horse

Penbode Equine understands the pressures facing competition horses and has many years of experience in sport horse and racehorse medicine. In addition to modern medicine we offer acupuncture and electroacupuncture. Overground endoscopy respiratory investigations are also available.

Surgery & medicine

Penbode Equine has purpose built operating facilities in Holsworthy where all elective and most emergency surgery can be performed. Endoscopy, gastroscopy and ultrasonography are available. We work closely with some of the UK's leading equine veterinary consultants who regularly attend the practice to perform advanced procedures.

Routine & emergency care

Penbode Equine offer reduced price horse vaccination visits with FREE dental checks. In-house faecal egg counts and blood checks can also be undertaken. We offer great value for money annual health plans tailored to your needs. Penbode Equine vets are available 24 hours a day for emergency care.


Penbode Equine vets are highly trained in advanced equine dentistry. We have an extensive range of equipment for preventative dental care. Penbode Equine offers reduced prices for group visits and FREE dental checks on all visits.

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Pre-purchase examinations (Vettings)

Penbode Equine vets perform thorough five and two stage pre-purchase vettings, assessing suitability for purchase. Portable digital radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy is available for further 'stable side' investigations.

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Ophthalmology (Eye investigations)

Penbode Equine vets include a highly qualified resident veterinary ophthalmologist. This is a unique service available to Penbode Equine clients.

First opinion practice

Penbode Equine vets operate a first opinion ambulatory practice in the areas surrounding Holsworthy, Bude, Bradworthy, Bideford, Camelford, Launceston and Okehampton.

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Horse vets serving Holsworthy, Okehampton, Tavistock, Launceston, Bude / Stratton, Camelford / Bodmin and Bradworthy
British Equestrian Federation ABVA The Pony Club FEI Duchy College Holsworthy Riding Club Safer Horse Rescues RCVS Equine