Breeding Webinar Series Recordings Available Now

Media Release - Tuesday September 14

Each year the State Thoroughbred Breeding Associations bring together some of Australia's leading equine Veterinarians and Thoroughbred industry professionals, covering topical and latest breeding information at our ever-popular seminars. This year a collaborative series of webinars was held, allowing easy participant access from the safety of the screen.

Click or scan the QR code to view the webinars.

Together the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders, Thoroughbred Breeders NSW, Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, Charles Sturt University, Agrifutures Australia and other organisations within the industry, had participants from across Australia tuned in. If you missed any of these sessions, the recordings are now available online via YouTube - CLICK HERE 

Session One: Charles Sturt University & AgriFutures Researchers


•         Preparing for early breeding, foaling, and post-foaling management.  (Dr Allan Gunn)


•         Semen assessment and longevity. (Dr Jennifer Clulow)


•         Keeping the neonate alive: attention to common abnormalities and their treatments as well as some new processes to improve success, simply. (Prof Sharanne Raidal)

Session Two: Timely Breeding Topics



•         Assessing Placentitis Mares - Why we do it and what we can do to help. (Dr Joan Carrick – Equine Specialist Consulting)


•         Assessing Problem Dry Mares – What do we need to know before we cover them. (Dr Aaron Hodder – Scone Equine Hospital)


•         Internal parasites and anthelminthic resistance – What is the alternative. (Chris Lawler – International Animal Health)


•         Understanding Salmonella – What is it and which horses are at risk. (Dr Niamh Collins – Scone Equine Hospital)


•         On-farm Biosecurity – How to protect horses and people. (Dr Catherine Chicken – Scone Equine Group and Dr Jo Taylor – Hunter New England Health)


•         Assessing Angular Limb Deformity (Bent legs) – When to start, how often and what to do. (Dr Amy Williamson – Scone Equine Hospital)

Session Three: Stud Office Topics


•         Vaccinations requirements (Dr. Corrine Smith – Zoetis)


•         Welfare and Traceability Updates (Karen Day – Racing Australia)


•         Work Health & Safety Stud Farm Basics (Daniel Bowcock – Safe Industries)


•         Debt Recovery Procedures (Fiona Scott – Thoroughbred Recoveries)


•         Insurance Updates  (Brad Tindall - Surewise Insurance Brokers)


•         Superannuation Important Changes for Employers (Jason Woodward – Nationwide Superannuation)

Session Four: Avenel Equine Hospital Broodmares


•         Infertility in the Broodmare - Endometritis (Dr Victoria Charlesworth – Avenel Equine Hospital)


•         Infertility in the Broodmare - Oviduct Surgery (Dr Angus Adkins – Avenel Equine Hospital)


•         Periparturient Conditions in the Broodmare (Dr Katie Wilcox – Avenel Equine Hospital)

 Session Five: AgriFutures Australia Researchers


•         Radiography of yearlings prior to sale - (Dr Ben Ahern)


•         Strangles and carrier mares - (Dr James Gilkerson)


•         Post mortem project and EAFL/caterpillars - (Dr Joan Carrick and Dr Victoria Brooks)


•         Photosensitisation in horses from Cowpea Aphids - (Dr Leslie Weston and Annelies McGaw)


•         The next Thoroughbred Horses 5year plan - (Annelies McGaw)

 Session Six: Avenel Equine Hospital Foals


•         The Lame Foal/Septic Arthritis in the Foal (Dr Liz Walmsley – Avenel Equine Hospital)


•         Conditions of the Newborn Foal (Dr Alex Hendren – Avenel Equine Hospital)


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