Our Surgical team is led by the Director and owner of Newcastle Equine Centre, Dr Paddy Todhunter. Dr Todhunter is a registered specialist in equine surgery with a vast array of experience both in Australia and America.
The surgical team at Newcastle Equine Centre perform a wide range of surgery at the clinic including:
Orthopaedic – arthroscopy, fracture repair, arthrodesis (joint fusion), treatment of OCD and cystic bone lesions, seqestrum (infected bone) removal, periosteal strips and bridges.
Abdominal – colic surgery, cryptorchid (rig) castration, cystotomy (bladder stone removal), bladder rupture repair, exploratory laparotomy, hernia repair and removal of infected umbilical structures.
Laparoscopic (mostly reproductive) – uteropexy, ovariectomy, oviduct treatments with prostaglandin, cryptorchid (rig) castration, exploratory of abdomen and chest.
Soft tissue – treating a wide variety of wounds including skin grafting, tendon and ligament damage, abdominal surgeries, tumour removal and local chemotherapy.
Reproductive-rectovaginal laceration repair, urethral extensions, uteropexy, cervical laceration repair, perineal body reconstructions, castrations, ovariectomies.
Respiratory- tie backs, epiglottic entrapment surgery, soft palate surgery, arytenoidectomies, and laryngeal and pharyngeal mass removals.
Eye- corneal ulcer treatment including conjunctival grafts, tumour removal, eyelid laceration repair.
Regenerative therapies including platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment, BMAC (bone marrow aspirate) therapy, IRAP therapy, stem cell treatment.
Foal surgeries including periosteal strips and bridging for angular limb deformities, bladder repair and removal of infected umbilical remnants, hernia repairs, colic surgery.