Equine

Nutrition for the Equine Athlete

Feeding your champion horse the best feed? Got the best trainer? Giving that horse all the best treatments? Your superstar may still not live up to your expectations. Dr John Chopin, Equine Reproduction Specialist, tells us why we may have missed out on that equine champion through neglecting possibly the most important part of its development – before it is born.

Why microchipping works

After a large spate of Summer storms and plenty of fireworks through the silly season, hundreds of terrified dogs have thankfully been reunited with their owners. The National Pet Register received a total of 663 calls from New Year’s Eve through to January 2nd. They facilitated 262 reunions over the three day period – almost twice …

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New Hendra Policy For Equine Clients of Gray Street Veterinary Clinic

Policy on Hendra Virus and Vaccination   “Comes in to effect on 1st of February 2015”   Hendra virus is a fatal disease in horses and in humans.  Mortality rate in horses known to have contracted Hendra virus is 100%. The mortality rate in humans is 60%. Veterinarians and their staff are the most at …

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Who killed Black Caviar’s $5 million baby brother?

As you have surely heard, Jimmy was euthanised after he developed severe laminitis. Laminitis refers to inflammation of the tissue connecting the hoof capsule to the pedal bone (bottom bone in the foot).  A complicated and interrelated set of events occurs, which if severe enough can result in rotation and/or displacement of the pedal bone …

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