Advances in science and research encourage a precise approach to training determined by the anatomy and physiology of each individual racehorse.
Racing Victoria (RV) introduced the standing CT scanner in 2019 as part of its ongoing commitment to better understand and reduce limb injuries in horses. This video illustrates the use of standing CT scanner and features insights from Professor Chris Whitton, Head of the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Equine Centre.
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When Apache Cat needed treatment for cancer in his eye, Living Legends CEO Dr Andrew Clarke turned to Melbourne’s leading veterinary ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Turner. Channel 7 captured the procedure from start to finish.
Pre-eminent veterinary ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Turner BVSc (Hons), MANZCVS (Equine Surgery), FANZCVS (Veterinary Ophthalmology) provides an overview of horses’ vision and some of the most common issues that he treats.
The VRC is working closely with the sport’s governing body, Racing Victoria, to implement significant changes ahead of the 2021 Melbourne Cup to ensure that Australia’s greatest race is also its safest.
Dr Chris Whitton and his team in the Equine Limb Injury Prevention Program are providing strategies to reduce rates of bone injuries and deaths.
Andrew McLean is a leader in the field of Equitation Science, which helps explain how horses behave.
Dr Laura Nath shares her findings surrounding changes to a horse’s heart in training.
How Lindsay Park’s Rostropovich was nursed back to health by an expert and caring team following injury.
Genetic testing has been a positive part of winning performances at Danny O’Brien Racing.
There are many factors that contribute to keeping a thoroughbred in perfect health, and an equine nutritionist can be a vital piece of the puzzle.
Diagnosing risk of potential injury in horses is being achieved with cutting-edge technology.
Dr Chris Whitton, Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Melbourne, leads ground-breaking research into equine limb injuries.
Meet veterinarian Luke Campbell, one of the many unsung heroes of racing whose job it is to ensure the health of horses all year round.
Mark Burnell explains why dental health is just as important for horses as it is for humans. Network 10 catches up with the Equine Dental Technician at work.
Peter Horobin is the master of saddle design and comfort. He takes us through how to create the perfect fit for a saddle and why it is an important piece of gear for our equine athletes.
Just like human athletes, horses receive a variety of therapy techniques to keep supple, comfortable and happy. Learn more about the role of an Equine Therapist.