Dr. Peter Huntington is the official advisor to TBV on a variety of veterinary matters, including exotic diseases. Dr. Huntington was instrumental during the EI crisis providing TBV with invaluable information to combat the onset of the virus. Dr. Huntington will advise TBV when any information is dispersed from the DPI or the greater industry to ensure the best interests of breeders are paramount throughout this situation.
Dr. Huntington will provide this site with regular vet topics, which will be of interest to all breeders.
For the Webinar (a Seminar on the Web) featuring Dr Pagan discussing KER’s work on Thoroughbred growth and performance click on the link below( Requires sound):
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1. Managing Horse in Drought by Dr. Peter Huntington
2. Size Matters – Yearling Growth & Development by Kentucky Equine Research
3. Growth & Racing (Australia) by KER
4. Growth & Racing (International) by KER
5. Rising Feed Costs
6. Hay Buffering
7. Balancing Act - Growth
8. Add Oomph with Omega's
9. Subclinical Acidosis
Dr. Peter Huntington - Curriculum Vitae
University of Melbourne graduate 1981
Equine specialist Vet Officer for Dept of Agriculture (now DPI) 1984 - 1993
Past President Editor of Australian Equine Veterinary Association
Long time trustee Australian Horse Council 1988 - 1996
Long term member of AHC and AHIC quarantine sub committee 1988 - 2007
Long time vet consultant to Victorian Horse Council 1985 - 1995
Convener Australian Equine Diseases Liaison Committee 1990 - 92
Convener AUSVETPLAN WRITING GROUP Equine Influenza 1992
Dr. Huntington raised concerns about the potential for EI to decimate Australian Racing and Breeding industries after outbreaks in South Africa and India in late 1987.
He is the author of Equine Influenza - the disease and its control in Australia 1990 DARA Tech report series #184 Agdex 461/653 and has published review articles on EI and other infectious diseases in the Australian Equine Veterinarian.
A Prospective Study of Presale Radiographs of Thoroughbred Yearlings
This RIRDC report describes a detailed examination of the quality of radiographs submitted to the first year of radiographic repositories at yearling sales in Australia, the repeatability of their interpretation, the prevalence of orthopaedic lesions identified by radiography, and the relationship between the lesions identified and future performance. The economic return for an investment in a yearling after its first 2 years of racing is also examined.
Studies have shown that purchasing a yearling as a potential future racehorse is a high risk investment. Orthopaedic disease and musculoskeletal injuries are common causes of economic loss within the racing industry.
The effectiveness of a pre-purchase radiographic examination is limited by the quality of that examination and the experience of the person interpreting the radiographs.
To download the report go to https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/09-082