Events & Newsletters


Annual Hog Roast and Presentation

Don't miss our annual hog roast at 
Penbode Equine Vets, Holsworthy, EX22 6HB 
Thursday 12 July 2018 from 7pm

Includes fantastic presentation and demonstration by David and Alison Zuend from The Horse Place.

Only £10 per person (inc. food and demo)

Please book your tickets on 01409 255549 or 01822 613838 or 01837 506070 (please let our team know if you have any dietary requirements).

Click here to download printable information.


Worm Control Scheme

Last chance to join at this important time of year!

Don't miss out.

Do you want to strategically worm your horse to reduce over-use of wormers?
Do you want to be cost effective with your worming?
Do you want to reduce the risk of drug resistance developing?

In order to adopt a targeted strategic worm control plan for your horses we advise that in mid-May to early June you have a worm egg count done on each of your horses. This enables us to see how well your current methods of worm control are working.   We can then advise you whether worming of your horse is required or is unnecessary. A further worm egg count for each horse is required in early August for continued monitoring.

When should I have the first red worm egg count (WEC) done?

Mid May to early June is the best time. The dung sample should only be collected when your horse has not been wormed for at least eight weeks (13 weeks if you last used an Equest wormer) otherwise you could have an artificially low WEC.  Please seek individual advice from our vets for all horses less than 4 years old and pregnant mares.

Don't worry if you haven't ordered your Penbode Equine Worming Pack - there's still time!

We blood tested a number of horses in previous years for tapeworm levels and have concluded that twice yearly (July and December) treatment for tapeworms is advisable in our area

Contact us on 01409 255549 or 01822 613838 and order your Penbode Equine worming pack

It contains:
  • Two sample bags for the May/June and August counts labelled with dates of sampling. We also include a postage-paid envelope for you to return the samples(s)
  • Full instructions of how and when to collect samples
  • A single Equitape syringe for tapeworm treatment in July for up to 600kg bwt.
We will then advise you regarding the appropriate treatment of roundworms, which in many cases is that no treatment is required!

Cost - £35.82GBP per pack inc. VAT
Orders - Must be received at the clinic on or before Friday 1 June 2018.
Collection -Worming packs will be available from the clinic on or after Wednesday 6 June 2018.
Payment - FULL payment will be required when your order is placed. Six or more packs attract a 2.5% discount if on a single order with a single payment.

*Ts&Cs apply.

Tail rubbing
If your horse is tail rubbing and you suspect Pinworms please call us to discuss appropriate treatment. A blood test for tapeworm antibodies can be performed for an additional fee if required.

The Penbode Equine Vets Spring-Summer 2018 Newsletter is out now!

Click here to download our bumper issue packed with useful articles on:

  • Getting ready for the season
  • Laminitis and cushings
  • Reproduction
  • Worm control
And two great events:

8 May - Exclusive saddle fitting & biomechanics day with Team GB Experts Mark Fisher and Russell Guire @ The Grange Equestrian Centre
12 July - Hog roast and The Horse Place demonstration @ Penbode Equine Vets Holsworthy Branch

HORSES INSIDE OUT - 20 March 2018

Don't Miss Out! Book Your Tickets Soon!

A reminder that Penbode Equine Vets are proud to present Horses Inside Out on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

Don't miss this great opportunity to attend an evening with equine expert Gillian Higgins with her Painted Horse demonstration!

To be held at The Grange Equestrian Centre, Okehampton EX20 3DA, by kind permission of Miss Sam Darvill

Gates open      6pm
Talk starts       7pm
Tickets only    £15

Please note that refreshments will be available from The Grange Equestrian Centre, cafe

We expect this evening to be very popular so call your local Penbode Equine Vets practice soon to book your ticket:

Holsworthy 01409 255549
Tavistock 01822 613838
Okehampton 01837 506070

Winter - Spring 2018 Talks

Here's a handy at a glance guide to all our events in early 2018

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