Mrs Surita du Preez

Mrs Surita du Preez
 Position Senior Lecturer in Equine Internal Medicine
 Org Unit Veterinary Teaching Hospital
 Telephone +61 8 8313 9918
 Location Floor/Room G ,  Equine Health and Performance Centre ,   Roseworthy
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Du Preez graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2007 with a special interest equine medicine and surgery. Surita worked in mixed practice for a brief period before relocating to Australia, spending 5 and ½ years in equine private practice before completing a four-year combined specialist training (residency) and professional doctorate in equine internal medicine, at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga. Her doctorate research project involved the evaluation of non-invasive diagnostic modalities to evaluate lower airway health of horses. She attained Diplomate status of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine in February 2018. Surita enjoys all aspects of equine medicine with a specific interest in neonatal and adult critical care, ophthalmology, neurology and respiratory disease.  

  • Qualifications

    BVSc - University of Pretoria (2007)

    Membership ANZCVS(Equine Medicine) - Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist  (2015)

    Diplomate ECEIM - Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine, European College of Equine Internal Medicine (2018)

    DVStud (Doctorate of Veterinary Studies) - Charles Sturt University (2018)


  • Publications


    Du Preez, S., Raidal, S.L., Doran, G.S., Nielsen, S.G., Hughes, K.J. (2017). The consistency and influence of environmental and animal factors on exhaled breath condensate hydrogen peroxide, pH and leukotriene B4 in horses. The Veterinary Journal, 226, 46–50,


    Du Preez, S. (2018) Exhaled breath condensat pH, hydrogen peroxide and leukotriene B4 in horse: Measurement considerations and application for the investigation of lower airway disease. Thesis, Charles Sturt University, 


    Du Preez S., Hughes K.J. (2017). Thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, ulcerative dermatitis and haemarthrosis in a neonatal foal. Equine Veterinary Education, early view, 10.1111/eve.12737


    Du Preez S., Trope G.D., Owens C., Hughes K.J. (2018). Volvulus of the large colon in a neonatal foal. Equine Veterinary Education, 30 (6), 306-311, 10.1111/eve.12730 


    Du Preez S (2017). Saving lives – The difference one horse can make. Practical demonstration and presentation about blood donors and transfusions. ISES 13thInternational Conference, Equitation Science in Practice: Collaboration, Communication & Change, Wagga Wagga, Australia.


    Du Preez S, Doran G, Raidal SL, Nielsen SG, Hughes KJ (2016). The variability and influence of animal and environmental factors on exhaled breath condensate hydrogen peroxide and leukotriene B4 in horses. Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, 2016 Equine Chapter Meeting, Gold Coast, Australia.  


    Du Preez S (2015). Practical approach to the ophthalmic exam. Charles Sturt University, Equine Ophthalmology Workshop, Wagga Wagga, Australia


  • Professional Associations

    Member of EBVS (European Board of Veterinary Specialisation)

    Member of ECEIM (European College of Equine Internal Medicine)

    Member of BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association)


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