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COVID-19 and Newcastle Equine Centre

To all of our valued clients we wish to extend our hope that all stay safe and this time of Covid-19 anxiety passes with minimal impact on all of our lives. To comply with Federal and State mandates, we will endeavor to limit contact between staff and clients if at all possible while still trying [...]

Dummy Foal Nursing After Madigan Squeeze Procedure

By Dr. Lisanna Gallent Neonatal maladjustment syndrome (aka dummy foal syndrome) is a common disorder of foals that have mystified equine veterinarians for decades. Foals affected by this disorder seem detached from the world, often wondering aimlessly with no affinity for their mum. The most problematic symptom of this disorder is these foals’ lack of [...]

Our Sponsor of and Attendance to the Hunter Valley Polo Challenge

Newcastle Equine Centre is a proud sponsor of the Hunter Valley Polo Challenge hosted by Wirragulla Polo Club in Dungog. Over the weekend, Dr Sam Morley attended the amazing event to provide veterinary support and enjoy some fantastic fast play polo. The Grade A final between Wirrgulla and Scone was exciting to watch as the [...]

Operating the Distiller

Set up 20L container under the short hose coming from the Cylinder (make sure the tap on the container is turned off) Turn on tap at the wall. (only needs to be turn a small amount to get the correct amount of water) Check the hose outside to ensure you have the correct quantity of [...]

Case Management

As the hospital staff is growing, and with the presence of interns, NEC has developed the following guidelines for hospital inpatient case management. The goals of these guidelines are to improve client communications, case-by-case management and overall flow of the hospital. Primary vet Each inpatient case will have a primary vet in charge The primary [...]

McMaster Faecal Egg Counting Procedure

Materials: Scale Two yellow-top urine containers Faecal flotation solution (a saturated solution of Epsom salts (MgSO4) Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts):  Approximately 125 grams per 500 mls of water. 30 cc syringe Mixing instrument (wooden handle of swabs) unfolded gauze squares 1 ml plastic bulb syringe McMaster slide (2 or 4 chamber) Microscope Timer Technique: Lay [...]

Nose Twitch Application

A twitch is a device that is used to restrain horses for various stressful situations, such as veterinary treatment. It is usually made up of a stick-like handle loop of chain or rope on the end, or a metal ring with a rope loop which is wrapped around the upper lip of the horse and [...]

Collection of Blood

Venous blood is most readily obtained from the left or right jugular vein, although cephalic, saphenous and lateral thoracic venipuncture may also be used on occasion. The horse should be restrained by head stall and lead rope for the safety of operators. Occasionally brief application of a nose twitch may be required to facilitate collection. [...]

Artificial Insemination of the Mare Procedure

Closed-in boots must be worn when carrying out this procedure. Prior to starting, the mare is restrained in a crush to reduce movement and to minimise the chance of injury to the mare or the inseminator. The mare may be sedated if required. Wrap the mare’s tail and tie it out of the way with [...]

Tendon Scan Procedure

Items Needed: Clippers Ultrasound Gel Tendon Probe Stand Off Methylated Spirits Tendon Probe Set Up:Make sure your Ultrasound Machine is plugged in and charging prior to the appointmentPlug the Tendon Probe into the back of the ultrasound machineClear the area the ultrasound is going to be performedMake sure the stand-off is accessible at the time [...]