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AUGUST IS DENTAL MONTH

A healthy set makes for a happy horse August is Dental Health Month and horse owners are being encouraged to ensure they speak to their veterinarian about dental check-ups for their horses. Dental and oral problems are very common in horses and many of these conditions can lead to changes in behaviour, chronic pain and reduced performance. To provide horses with optimal health and quality of life, good oral care is essential. Dental Health Month is an initiative of the […]

THIRD CASE OF HENDRA VIRUS CONFIRMED

The NSW DPI have recently confirmed a third case of Hendra virus in NSW in less than four weeks. All cases have been in unvaccinated horses in northeastern NSW (2 near Lismore, the other near Murwullimbah). As is well known, the disease is a notifiable disease (suspect cases must be reported to and investigated by the state government) and highly fatal. It can also be spread from infected horses to people and dogs. Now is a good time to ensure […]

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CONGRATULATIONS DR MARIA DIAZ MANZANARES

    Congratulations to Maria and her partner Brian on the safe    arrival of a baby boy “James Robert” (8.3 pounds) on the 11th May 2017.

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

  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 […]

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HENDRA VACCINE IMMUNITY EXTENDED TO 12 MONTHS

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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RACING NSW NOTICE RE IBUPROFEN USE IN RACEHORSES

In light of the recent spate of positive swab results to ibuprofen in Victoria, Racing NSW has released the following notice warning about the risks and advising that it not be used at any time. http://www.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx

Maria Diaz

WELCOME MARIA

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.  

2 Songline Place, Burradoo

WE HAVE MOVED…..

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.

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PREVENTATIVE HORSE HEALTH PACKAGE

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 […]