Here are some pics of the team being trained how to use the new scintigraphy unit and our first patient to successfully have a difficult lameness diagnosed.
The screen shot shows a stress fracture of the right humerus. This injury can only be accurately diagnosed with scintigraphy. It is extremely important to establish the correct diagnosis in cases such as this because, if not managed properly, they can easily propagate and become complete fractures with truly disastrous consequences (i.e. euthanasia in almost all cases). With the appropriate treatment almost all horses recover fully and return to full work without further lameness.
HUGE congratulations to our own Dr Rachel Salz on recently passing the board examinations to become a diplomate of the American College of Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. This is a massive achievement and represents the highest possible qualification in this field. Well done, Rach – just reward for an enormous amount of hard work & effort!
But wait…. there’s more! Similar congratulations to Dr Josie Leutton on passing the board examinations of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in Equine Surgery. Like Rachel, Josie started her career as an intern at REC & then stayed on as an associate before becoming our first ever surgery resident. She left REC a couple of years ago to further her career in WA and recently passed the exams to become a registered specialist in equine surgery. Well done, Josie!
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.
RANDWICK EQUINE CENTRE SYDNEY EVENTING SUMMER CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND 20-12 FEBRUARY AT SIEC.
We are delighted to again be marquee sponsors for the Summer Classic at SIEC this weekend. It's going to be another great weekend with competition up to 3*. We will be in attendance to help if there are any problems and also to answer any questions you may have about your horse. So go along and join in the fun!
It's the WALLABY HILL EXTRAVAGANZA this Sunday 7th February!
It will be another great day with plenty of fun competition for everyone. Dr's Chris Elliott and Jemma Hayman from REC and Dr James Mizzi from Illawarra Equine Centre will be the vets in attendance making sure everything runs smoothly and tending to any mishaps.
Click on the links for more info.
REC would like to introduce Dr Jonathan Lee who is joining us as our newest intern. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Adelaide School of Veterinary Science. Jonathan has a passion for the racing thoroughbred and is very excited to join our team in 2016.
We would like to also wish Dr Jemma Hayman all the very best for the future as she leaves REC to return to her home state of Western Australia. Jemma will be joining the staff at Murdoch University Equine Veterinary Hospital as an in-house clinician. Jemma was a wonderful addition to our hospital and will certainly be missed.
We appreciate your support throughout the past year. With best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. From everyone at Randwick Equine Centre
Congratulations to all the winners and the organisers of a super weekend’s eventing at Wallaby Hill. It was great to be able to support the event as both sponsors & providers of vet services. It’s always nice to see our clients and their horses doing what they really enjoy, not just when there has been a problem.
We are giving an information talk about all aspects of equine dentistry tomorrow evening at Northside Riding Club. Drs Ilona Bayliss and Chris Elliot will be on hand to answer all your questions as well as give the best advice about why and how to ensure optimum dental health for your horses and ponies. The talk is at the NRC Clubhouse, Princess Anne Arena, St. Ives Show Ground - 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Click on the link for more info & to register your interest.
We would like to welcome our new surgeon Dr Hayley Lang. A native of Canada, Hayley is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and joins us after completing her specialist surgical training at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all facets of equine surgery and is excited to join the REC team!!