Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services


  • You guys are awesome, thank you so much for looking after Taruni. - Sue from Greenbank

  • Amazing staff & services!- Susan from Beaudesert

  • Thank you so much for coming out to stitch my poor horse up this morning! It is the second time that I have had to call and get someone out and the service has been wonderful...and my horse is looking and feeling a lot better. - Jennie from Cedar Grove

  • Dr David Barthomomuez is brilliant. Yes I am totally biased but it is based on my experience over the last 6 wks with my mare Rivver. Treatment is still on going and I get the pleasure of picking David's brain for lots of horsey info when he does his weekly visit! I am very impressed with the way David handles and treats my mare, he genuinely cares. The girls in the office have also been wonderful to deal with. Keep up the great work team Vevs! - Cindi from Tamborine Village

  • "Thank you for your after-care service, I am very very impressed to say the least. The phone call from you today following up on my horses progress has won my business."

    - Sue from Gardenvale Stud

  • "Thanks to Dr David for helping my old man feel better... I would recommend this veterinary clinic to anyone, and I wouldn't use any other vet."

    -Nelly from Munruben

  • "I cannot fault their willingness to assist you as soon as possible, their capacity to prioritise so the most urgent animals are attended to quickly, their gentle way with horses, their knowledge and their reasonable prices..." - Sharon from Cedar Grove

  • "Thanks so much to Dr Dave and the team for all your hard work with getting Karrie in foal!!! We are very grateful and couldn't have done it without you guys!" - Lynette from Logan Village
  • "Your patience and gentle nature were greatly appreciated by both of us. Thank you." - Karen from Jimboomba

  • "Our family would like to give a big thank you and hug to Dr David, Kelly & all the team at Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services for saving our dog sid from a brown snake bite. Without their caring services I dont think sid would of made it, thanks guys. " - Hurchalla Family

  • "David and his team treat their client’s animals as if they were their own and have helped me and my horses in some very stressful situations over the years, thankfully, always with a excellent outcome!" - Toni from Jimboomba
  • "Thank you so much for the extra good care you took of Lilly ... I’ve always been extremely happy with Dave as our vet, I think he truly does a wonderful job, and you can really see how much he cares.” - Tania Banek

  • "The fact that Dave has been my vet for many years speaks volumes.  Dave has a very nice manner and deals with the horses in a calm and kind way.  He always takes time to explain options and procedures and to advise on what he considers to be the best course of treatment." - Gillian Coote
  • "Although we may have moved, we would not consider using any other veterinarian other than David to care for our horses." – Brett and Danielle from Wonglepong

  • "David has been my vet now for several years. Over that time with the highs and lows of my veterinary needs, David has always been compassionate, caring and friendly." - Marnie Wilmott

  • "We really appreciate David's practical, no-nonsense approach to everything, his vast knowledge and his abilities."

    – Marty & Danielle at North Maclean

  • "We feel that the care David shows our horses is the same as if they were his own."

    Weownna Warmbloods

  • "We have been using Dr "Bart" since we bought our first two ponies for our girls 6 years ago. He has always given us great advice and service over the years." – B & G Russell

  • "At VEVS, I always get the right advice, which means I’ve always gotten the right result"

    – Peter @ Acton Classical Equitation

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What is colic? And what should I do if I think my horse has colic?

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  • Colic is the general term for a horse stomach-ache. A horse’s digestive system is built very differently to ours, one major difference being that they cannot throw up.

    Another problem is that they have a large fermentation vat after the food gets through the small intestine and into the large intestine. In fact an average horse’s intestine is about 60 feet or 20 metres long, folded up into the relatively small space of a horse’s abdomen. This basically means that they are more likely to suffer digestive problems, because whatever goes in only has one way out, and it is a long and winding road.

    Horses are designed to graze almost continually just to get the nutrients they need and, unlike us, produce acid in their stomachs constantly, not just in response to food. Domesticating horses disrupts this process, particularly if the horse is stabled or has no access to grazing pasture. We also supplement our horse’s diet with grains and chaff, which, if not done carefully, can seriously upset their digestive system.In comparison to our digestive system the horse's one is relatively long and moves freely. It is possible for the gut to tangle itself, causing serious complications. Colic can be caused or brought on by many factors, some of these being a sudden change in diet, stress, water deprivation, feeding straight after exercise, anything un-natural ingested, erratic management, and much more.

    If you horse displays any of the following symptoms please phone us on 5543 1213 or 0409 884 377 for veterinary advice & assistance, as an untreated colic case can sometimes be lethal:
  • depression
  • rolling violently
  • lack of appetite
  • kicking at their belly
  • elevated pulse rate
  • lack of or decreased digestive sounds
  • sweating excessively
  • pawing at the ground
  • turning of their head to their belly
  • lip curling (Phlehmen response)
  • repeatedly lying down and standing up
  • straining to pass manure, without passing any.

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