Events & Newsletters

Do you think your horse is suffering from gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulceration is very common. 

Recent studies have shown up to 50% of leisure horses, up to 50% of foals and up to 90% of racehorses are affected.

Once diagnosed using gastroscopy, gastric ulcers can be treated quickly and effectively. Horses usually return to their former level of performance.

Penbode Equine Vets are holding two gastroscopy days which include £100 off a scoping.

Thursday 8 December - Penbode Equine Clinic, Lamerton - 01822 613838
Wednesday 18 January - Penbode Equine Clinic, Holsworthy - 01409 255549

Call your nearest practice to find out more and to book your place.

Penbode Equine Autumn 2016 Newsletter

In this Penbode Equine newsletter you will find:

Penbode team news - including a profile of one of our newest vets.

Great success for one of our local patients.

A great method for removing mud fever scabs (perfect for this time of year).

Offers on worming treatments and better than half price Senior Horse Health checks.

Dates for your diary - including our very popular Autumn series of talks and money off gastroscopy days.

If you would like to receive future Penbode Equine newsletters by post, just call Holsworthy 01409 255 549, Okehampton 01837 506 070 or Lamerton 01822 613838.

Best regards,

The Penbode Equine Team


Care of the senior horse equine talks - November 2016

Penbode Equine Vets ever popular autumn series of talks will focus on the 'Care of the Senior
Horse'. With four dates around the region in November we're sure there'll be one near you. Make sure you purchase your ticket in advance. These talks are always popular and space is limited. 

FREE Hog roast & vet guided tour of our new facilities with Penbode Equine vets

Penbode Equine invite you to our FREE Hog roast and Open Evening in Holsworthy.


Wed 20 July from 7:00pm in Holsworthy


Come and take a vet guided tour of our new surgical and diagnostic facilities at Holsworthy & enjoy a FREE Hog roast!


To reserve your FREE place(s), please call us on 01822613838, 01837506070 or 01409255549


Or mail us on /


Whilst we have ample space for turning and parking your horsebox should you need to visit us with your horse, for this Open Evening please park in the nearby car parks to avoid congestion!


Concerned about the risk of Gastric Ulcers to your horse?

Diagnosis & treatment of Gastric Ulcers will be discussed by Richard Hepburn BVSc MS(Hons) CertEM(IntMed) DipACVIM MRCVS and Penbode Equine vets, with a specific focus on prevention & treatment strategies.


Sources have indicated that up to 50% of leisure horses & foals have shown to have gastric ulcers with a range of severity, with this rising to over 60% in competition horses & around 80-90% of racehorses.


Wednesday 29th Jun 2016, 7:00pm for 7:15pm

Holsworthy Memorial Hall, Holsworthy



Tickets in advance only £7, including discussion & a subsidised 2 course meal.


To purchase your tickets call 01822613838 / 01837506070 / 01409255549


To save you time, you can now make your main meal choice when securing your place:


Lasagne OR Vegetarian Lasagne, salad & garlic bread

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