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Horse workshop trains Equine Health & Performance staff

A visit to the vet is often a foreign and stressful event for horses and their owners. As such, the staff at the EH&PC are interested in learning how to handle and interact with our patients in a more ethical and safe manner, that minimises stress to horses and their owners.

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HIP, HIP… NEIGH! Birthday time for the University’s oldest horses

Roseworthy campus' oldest horses turned 28 and celebrated with carrot cake, party hats and lots of friends.

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Respiratory evaluations at a markedly reduced rate until the end of October 2019!

Mild to moderate equine asthma has been identified as one of the main causes of poor performance (including reduced willingness to go forward) in race, pleasure and sport horses. It is a multifactorial syndrome, with a poorly defined cause and affects adult horses, of any age and breed. 

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New Equine and Livestock vehicles come to you

If you didn’t recognise the Production Animal Health Centre and Equine Health & Performance Centre on site vehicles before you will now!

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New ‘vet tech’ degree to target emerging skills gap

A new three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University’s Roseworthy campus will train ‘paraveterinary’ health care specialists.

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Puppy Preschool at the Companion Animal Health Centre

Take your puppy to uni! Register your interest in courses starting in July, August and September.

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Free advice, Free sample - solutions for itching and scratching

Spring is here and summer is on the horizon. During this time vets see an increase in skin conditions in both dogs and cats.

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Snakes are dangerous to pets

The first sign of spring warm weather indicates the start of snake season. Moving out of their hibernation homes they are hungry and active. Unfortunately inquisitive domestic pets can be the victim of a snake bite and envenomation.  Even the smallest amount of venom can cause symptoms within a short amount of time depending on the bite site and how much venom is injected.

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University vet clinic earns hospital accreditation

The University’s Companion Animal Health Centre has been awarded formal hospital accreditation by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia. 

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On call vets and students to patrol the Royal Adelaide Show

University of Adelaide vets and veterinary medicine students will provide 24/7 care to valuable show animals at the upcoming Royal Adelaide Show.

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Protect your dog against parvovirus, warn experts

Experts warn Adelaide dog owners to make sure their animals are fully protected against the deadly parvovirus.

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Don’t lose your pet; update your microchip data

A lost animal with out-of-date microchip details is no more identifiable than a stray animal with no ID.

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Vets warn dog owners of poisonous mushrooms

Vets from the Veterinary Health Centres have warned of the dangers of wild mushrooms after recent dog deaths in suburban Adelaide.

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Monitoring a snake ECG using a smartphone

Our Companion Animal Health Centre is frequently visited by a diverse range of animals.

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Watch out for grass seeds this Summer and Spring

Watch out for grass seeds this Summer and Spring as they can lead to nasty infections in your pets.  

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Equine staff support Tom Quilty Gold Cup

University of Adelaide Equine Health and Performance Centre staff supported South Australia’s high-performance endurance event, the Tom Quilty Gold Cup, in July.

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