Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services

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  • 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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Emergency Wound Care

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The sight of blood may unnerve some, but maintaining your presence of mind can save your horse's life. The initial steps you take to treat a wound can prevent further damage and speed healing.

These are only general guidelines, and should only be performed after consultation with a vet. Call us on 0409 884 377 for assistance.

1.Evaluate the location, depth and severity of the wound.
Reasons for believing that the wound requires emergency veterinary attention may include:

  • The appearance of excessive bleeding
  • The entire skin thickness has been penetrated
  • The wound occurs over or near a joint
  • Any structures such as bones or tendons are visible
  • A puncture has occurred
  • The wound is severely contaminated with dirt, grass etc.

2.Please phone us on 0409 884 377 before you attempt to clean the wound, or remove debris/penetrating objects, as this may precipitate uncontrolled bleeding or do further damage to the wound. Large objects should be stabilised to avoid damaging movement if possible.

Do not put any wound treatments such as "purple spray" on the wound. Use a compress or cold water.

3.Do not medicate or tranquilise the horse, especially do not administer BUTE (not only could this harm the vet's efforts to treat your horse, but you would also be breaking the law). Administering some medications can be deadly to your horse if it has had large loss of blood or is in shock.

4.Stop excessive bleeding by applying pressure by wrapping with cotton wool (several layers) or a towel right around the leg with a firm bandage over the top. If the bleeding comes through the bandage put further layers on top. Do not remove the original bandage.

In areas which are difficult or impossible to bandage such as upper leg, armpit etc direct pressure can be applied by fingers on the bleeding point with or without a clean pad underneath.

5.If the eye is injured, under no circumstances should you attempt to treat it. Some eye ointments can actually further-damage the eye if used incorrectly, so please call us on 0409 884 377 to have a vet see it as soon as possible. The only treatment that is safe is to apply an icepack.

6.In the case of your horse stepping on a nail or the like, first clean the hoof then call us on 0409 884 377 to see if it is safe to remove the nail. If it is safe, then slowly and carefully remove it to prevent the horse further driving it into the hoof cavity. Mark the entry point with a permanent marker so the vet can easily find and assess the damage. Apply antiseptic to the wound and wrap to prevent further contamination.

7.Is your horse's tetanus up to date? If it isn't or you are unsure your vet would administer a booster as a precaution.

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