Spring has finally sprung in the Southern Highlands and as an equine vet clinic this is our favourite time of the year. A large amount of foals are born over the coming months and the Southern Highlands is becoming a renowned breeding area for Thoroughbred’s and non- Thoroughbreds alike, but what should you know about the foaling process? The normal gestational length for a mare is 326 – 343 days. Predicting parturition is difficult but mammary development and dried secretions […]
Gastroscope Day 25th of August 50% off the first 3 bookings taken. 20% Off Preventative Care Voucher for every booking. Places are limited call 02 4861 7983 now to confirm your place. 3 OUT OF 4 AUSTRALIAN HORSES SUFFER FROM GASTRIC ULCERS Gastric ulcers are erosions of the horses stomach mucosa (aka stomach lining) that occur as a result of excessive exposure to acid production. Gastric Ulcers can affect any age of horse right from a foal and can […]
The Southern Highlands Equine Centre (SHEC) is pleased to announce that our sister practice Randwick Equine Podiatry (REP) will be holding a Podiatry Talk at the local Berrima District Pony Club House (Moss Vale Road, Burradoo) at 4PM on the 29th July 2016. To confirm your place please call (02 4861 7983) or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. The aim of the presentation will be to provide owners with up to date information on foot care, the importance of […]
HENDRA VACCINE IMMUNITY EXTENDED TO 12 MONTHS MAY 16, 2016, 2:30 PM SYDNEY, May 16, 2016 – Today marks a breakthrough for horse owners and the equine industry with the world’s first Hendra virus horse vaccine, Equivac® HeV, now approved for annual boosters following administration of the first three doses. Previously, horses were required to have six-monthly boosters to maintain immunity against the deadly virus. Now, horse owners can halve the number of boosters required after a single six-month booster […]
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SHEC is delighted to welcome a new stud veterinarian to our small team. Dr Maria Diaz Manzanares is a well accomplished reproduction veterinarian having primarily worked in this area since graduating in 2007, and the last 4 years have been spent at a large thoroughbred stud (Emirates Park) in the Hunter Valley. A big welcome to Maria and her family to the beautiful Southern Highlands.
Dr John Hyland has now completed his short stay with us in the Southern Highlands. SHEC would like to extend a huge thank you to John for his hard work and dedication over the past few months. We wish him all the best for the future, including the possibility of a white Christmas in London with his family.
We are excited to announce the appointment of 2 reproduction veterinarians for the 2015 breeding season. Dr John Hyland BVSc has specialist qualifications in equine reproduction and will head the team with a wealth of experience. Dr Michele Roseburg DVM from The States will be assisting John, and will add youth and enthusiasm. Michele has recently completed an Equine Reproduction internship at Goulburn Valley Equine and is eagerly looking forward to joining the Southern Highlands Equine Centre. Dr John […]
The SHEC office has re-located. We can now be found at 2 Songline Place, Burradoo (Corner of Mossvale Road). Please drop by and say hello.
Our Recommendation for Better Health …..” To ensure your horse is happy and healthy for the year ahead “….. We now offer a preventative horse health care package, which includes the following services: Physical examination – Temperature, respiration rate, heart and pulse, body condition, movement and hoof condition can all be indicators of underlying health issues. This is a great chance for you to have a chat with your vet, discuss diet, performance concerns or other ways to […]