Dr. Michael Robinson

Dr. Michael Robinson

Horse Health

Dr Michael Robinson (BVSc, PhD) has worked fulltime in the horse industry for nearly 45 years and been an equine veterinarian for over 30 years. For most of his veterinary career Michael worked in an internationally renowned equine performance horse practice in Sydney, Australia.

During his career, Michael was responsible for the veterinary management of some of the best race and performance horses in Australia. In addition to Sydney, Michael has also worked as an equine vet in Dubai, Qatar and Spain. Michael joined Randlab, an Australian based equine veterinary pharmaceutical company, in 2016 as the Company’s Global Technical Veterinary Director. Randlab provides veterinarians in NZ and Australia with a gastroscoping service. A gastroscope is a video camera which enables the internal anatomy of the stomach to be visualised. This allows the horse’s stomach to be examined for gastric ulcers and other pathologies. Randlab has now facilitated over 7000 gastroscopies and has accrued the largest database of information on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome ever assembled. Gastric ulcers are one of the most important ailments affecting horses. It affects all breeds and all disciplines with up to 95% of untreated racehorses in training affected.

In this interactive presentation, Michael will present information about the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of gastric ulcers

Education Sessions

Gastric Ulcers in the horse

2.30pm - 3.15pm Friday, 22nd November | Classroom 2

Gastric ulcers is one of the most common problems affecting horses. Prevalence varies according to discipline but may be as high as 95%. Signs of ulcers are variable and may include poor performance, behavioural changes, poor appetite, ill thrift, loss of body condition, poor coat, intermittent colic, girthiness, etc. This presentation will not be advertorial and will cover topics such as: * Prevalence in different disciplines/sub-populations * Types of gastric ulcers * Clinical signs * Risk factors * Diagnosis * Treatment (medicines & nutraceuticals) * Management strategies for prevention * Lessons learnt from the Randlab database (the largest collection of gastric ulcer data in the world

Gastric Ulcers in the horse

1.30pm - 2.15pm Sunday, 24th November | Classroom 2

Gastric ulcers is one of the most common problems affecting horses. Prevalence varies according to discipline but may be as high as 95%. Signs of ulcers are variable and may include poor performance, behavioural changes, poor appetite, ill thrift, loss of body condition, poor coat, intermittent colic, girthiness, etc. This presentation will not be advertorial and will cover topics such as: * Prevalence in different disciplines/sub-populations * Types of gastric ulcers * Clinical signs * Risk factors * Diagnosis * Treatment (medicines & nutraceuticals) * Management strategies for prevention * Lessons learnt from the Randlab database (the largest collection of gastric ulcer data in the world
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