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Injury Prevention Research for Racehorses
Having one of the best safety records world racing, Victoria’s horse racing industry is still striving to improve.
Racing Victoria vet trainers’ seminar on horse injuries with Professor Chris Whitton
Professor Chris Whitton BVSc FANZVSC PhD is Head of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital’s Equine Centre and a Specialist in Equine Surgery. Chris has lectured and published extensively on lameness matters.
New research on snake envenomation of horses
A new research project led by University of Melbourne equine medicine researcher Dr Nick Bamford has been published. It’s the first in which scientists looked at the clinical signs of elapid snake envenomation (tiger snakes, taipan) in a large population of horses.
Endocrinopathic Laminitis With Dr Simon Bailey
Dr Simon Bailey is a world-leading researcher who has devoted his professional career to examining endocrinopathic laminitis, a common, but potentially devastating, disease.
The Role of Veterinary Specialists and Referral Equine Hospitals
Like specialists in human medicine, veterinary specialists have extensive experience and expertise in a relatively narrow aspect of veterinary medicine. As such, specialists in equine surgery or medicine are often able to provide services that might be beyond what is possible in general ambulatory practice.
Resident vet Poppy volunteers in Mongol Derby
Poppy McGeown is an Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident at the U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre studying a specialisation course to deal with finely tuned athletes and try to assist them in optimising performance on a daily basis.
Colitis in Horses
Colitis is the rapid onset of diarrhoea, with horses often being normal one day then becoming ill and passing watery diarrhoea the next. It is called Colitis as it is the large colon and/or caecum that is involved.
Resistance of intestinal parasites in horses to commonly used dewormers is becoming increasingly recognised. Therefore deworming recommendations for adult horses have changed in recent years to reduce resistance of parasites to dewormers in our horses.
Dr Andrew McLean is widely considered one of the leading academic experts on horse training.
Dummy Foal Treatment
Alice is a 2 week old Warmblood foal owned by Coldstream Park Warmblood Stud, she was foaled early in the morning of the 28th of January. Staff at the stud realised she wasn’t right when she was unable to stand, they immediately rushed the mare and foal to U-Vet Equine Centre, Werribee.
Strangles diagnostic testing and outbreak control
Strangles diagnostic testing and outbreak control:Centre for Equine Infectious Disease (Melbourne University)
EVJ Podcast, No. 10, October 2015
Navigational ultrasound imaging (M. Lustgarten) & Role of subchondral bone remodelling in collapse of the articular surface (C. Whitton)
Foaling Season Tips
Foaling season is now in full swing and many of us are smiling as we watch happy healthy foals bouncing around the paddocks! Sadly not every foaling will go to plan and we have already had a number of sick foals in our hospital.