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This year we brought together some of Australia's leading equine Veterinarians and Thoroughbred industry professionals, covering topical breeding information for the upcoming season at our ever popular seminars.

Due to the current health climate we have moved to run a collaborative series of webinars, allowing easy access from the safety of the screen throughout August.

Together the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders and Thoroughbred Breeders NSW, Agrifutures Australia, Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria, Charles Sturt University and other organisations within the industry, we are proud to share these webinars to anyone interested in the topics.


COMPLETED SESSIONS (recordings available click here)       


5 August 2021 - Topics covered: Charles Sturt University & AgriFutures Researchers (Watch the recording)

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

10th August 2021 - Topics covered: Timely Breeding Topics (Watch the recording)

  • 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)

12th August 2021 - Topics covered: Stud Secretary Webinar (Watch the recording)

  • 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)   

    8th August 2021 -  Topics covered: Avenel Equine Hospital Broodmares (Watch the recording)

    • 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)

    24th August 2021 - Topics covered: AgriFutures Australia 

    • Radiography of yearlings prior to sale - (Ben Ahern)
    • Strangles and carrier mares - (James Gilkerson)
    • Post mortem project and EAFL/caterpillars - (Joan Carrick and Victoria Brooks)
    • Photosensitisation in horses from Cowpea Aphids - (Leslie Weston and Annelies McGaw)
    • The next Thoroughbred Horses 5year plan - (Annelies McGaw)

    25th August 2021 - Topics covered: Avenel Equine Hospital Foals (Watch the recording)

    • 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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        NSW Breeders Annual Awards ATC Directors supporting Thoroughbred Industry Careers National Newcomers Education Program, Luncheon Royal Randwick Racecourse - September Join us in the Grand Ballroom on the opening Race Day of The Everest Carnival