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Services

The practice offers services at all Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan racetracks.

Equipment

CPVP takes pride in having state of the art diagnostic equipment. The procedures below are all performed by dedicated veterinarians who are skilled at diagnostic imaging and video endoscopy. Our veterinarians are continually upskilling to keep pace with the technological advancements.

Dynamic Video Endoscopy

This procedure has developed along side advances in technology to the point where it is becoming routine for horses with suspected respiratory anomalies. It can now be determined with a degree of certainty as to the presence of a respiratory condition and its effect on a horses performance.

Video Endoscopy of Upper Airway

In the past this procedure was generally performed at sales however CPVP has recently purchased state of the art Endo-i videoscopes and now able to offer routine video endoscopy. This video capture enables a more informative interaction with trainers and has generated a greater understanding of the respiratory issues we confront daily. This has shown to be a very useful tool to assist width compliance of treatment. as a picture offered at major sales.

Pre-Purchase Examination

Pre-purchase examinations of horses in training are offered at various levels and in various protocols according to the requirement. Pre-purchase examinations are for horses to be exported to international destinations such as Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea and emerging racing countries such as Vietnam and China. Pre-purchase examinations are also offered on pleasure horses of the various equestrian disciplines.

Yearling Sale Examination and Selection

Our experienced veterinarians attend all major sales in Australia and New Zealand as well as international sales by appointment. Arrangements can be made for Tim Roberts, Ross Alexander, Luke Campbell or Gary Baitz to assist you in your yearling selection and purchases. We also offer sales assistance, such as interpreting repository radiographs, video endoscopy and clinical evaluation of yearlings.

Routine Racing Stable Diagnostics and Treatment

Routine stable visits can be arranged to service the day-to-day requirements of horses in training. Our veterinarians also provide services for visiting trainers, particularly over the spring and autunm carnivals in Melbourne and Sydney.

Lameness Examination

Lameness examinations are a large component of equine practice and are performed on a daily basis. If you are not a regular client and require a lameness work up on a horse, it is advisable to book an appointment through the Sydney office. These examinations can be time consuming and require a dedicated appointment.

Soundness Examinations

Soundness examinations are offered by arrangement and vary from a basic examination where a clinical appraisal of the horse is performed by dedicated equine veterinarians, to a more detailed examination that could include endoscopy of the upper airway, radiographic survey, electrocardiograph, ultrasound survey, examination at work etc. The cost of these examinations varies according to the level of the examination required and the distance from our Sydney and Melbourne clinics.

Surgery

Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Surgery is performed by specialist surgeons through CPVP.

Racing Stable Management

This service which involves nutrition, training programs and stable routine "best practice" is offered by arrangement and is available throughout Australia and internationally.