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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Overuse of Antibiotics

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The overuse of antibiotics has gained a lot of media attention lately with the growth of "superbugs" which are now resistant to mainstream antibiotics.antibiotics

How has this happened? A few factors have facilitated this:

  1. The over-prescribing of antibiotics where doctors may be pressured by patients to give out antibiotic scripts for minor ailments or for viruses (such as the flu) which antibiotics have no effect on whatsoever, other than making the patient feel good because they are taking medication.
  2. The use of antibiotics in factory farms which supply pork, chicken & beef products. This area takes up to 50% of the world's antibiotic use & may cause human antibiotic resistant salmonella & E.coli. Ask your butcher for grass-fed meat.
  3. The cost to drug companies for the development of new drugs. According to Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America it takes 10-15 years and nearly 1 billion dollars to bring a new drug to the market. Only 5 out of 5,000 drugs on which early testing is conducted will make it to trials & only one of these will make it to regulatory approval. Many drug companies prefer to invest in drugs that are used for ongoing conditions (daily use) than drugs that are used for shorter periods (antibiotics).

In the veterinary profession we are also seeing these super bugs that are resistant to what we call first & second generation antibiotics. This is why it is illegal to prescribe antibiotics without seeing a horse for the particular condition it needs medication for; it is not good for the animal to just give out an antibiotic that may not be effective or even necessary. So when you call your vet with a medical problem, don't give them a hard time for not giving out medications: be thankful that they are being responsible for the good of all animal & humankind.

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