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South Eastern Equine Hospital
359 Hallam-Belgrave Road
Narre Warren North
Victoria 3804

Phone:
03 8790 4922
Fax:
03 8790 4944

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Assessment of Colic in the Field

This 1 hour webinar, presented by Dr Robyn Charman, is designed to assist veterinarians in the assessment of colic in horses during the initial examination.

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Nipper is a 5 year old Thoroughbred that came to South Eastern Equine Hospital very early one Saturday morning with ‘choke’. Contrary to what you might be imagining, no, we didn’t need to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on Nipper. ‘Choke’ in horses is actually an obstruction of the oesophagus, the tube connecting he mouth to the stomach, not the airway.

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Manuka was recently referred to South Eastern Equine Hospital at Narre Warren North to investigate the cause for his weight loss over a period of around two months. Manuka had not been his usual happy self over this period of weight loss but showed no outward signs to help solve the mystery.

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Key-hole surgery is a less invasive form of surgery that has been used successfully on human patients for many years. This surgical technique is scientifically known as laparoscopy and can also be used with great results in equine patients such as Bridget as described below.

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Charlie Fractured Patella

The stifle joint in a horse is equivalent to the knee joint in a football player. Unfortunately, the joint we call a knee in the horse is actually the same as the wrist in a human – how confusing!

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