Equine Surgery

Equine Surgery

Willinga Park Vet Hospital proudly offers a modern equine surgical facility. Our dedicated team, led by board-certified specialists, offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced surgical procedures to ensure the optimal health and well-being of your horses.

  • Advanced Abdominal Surgery and Laparoscopy: Our surgeons are skilled in performing abdominal surgeries, including colic treatment, hernia repair, and laparoscopic interventions. Utilising laparoscopic equipment, we employ minimally invasive techniques, ensuring minimal scarring, reduced pain, and significantly faster recovery times for horses. Common laparoscopic procedures include the surgical removal of pathological ovaries in mares and retrieval of retained testicles.
  • Airway Surgery: Our experienced team employs advanced techniques to address a range of airway conditions, promoting optimal respiratory health in horses. These include upper airway surgery, guttural pouch surgery, and sinus surgery.
  • Anaesthesia Expertise: Prioritising the well-being of your horse during surgical procedures, we strive to provide the best possible care by employing the latest advancements in anaesthesia. Guided by a board-certified anaesthesiologist, our team conducts thorough evaluations before, during, and after anaesthesia, monitoring vital signs and utilising analgesics to minimise postoperative pain. Our padded recovery stalls foster a comfortable and secure recovery environment.
  • Dental Surgery: Our equine dental surgery services cover tooth extractions, infundibular caries treatment, restorations, and endodontic procedures. We prioritise the dental health of horses to enhance their overall well-being.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Our team specialises in orthopaedic surgeries, including fracture repair, arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repair, flexural and angular limb deformities, foot surgery, and more. We focus on state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment, collaborating closely with referring veterinarians to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Reproductive Surgery: The hospital provides specialised reproductive surgeries, including dystocia management, post-foaling repair (urogenital), castration and cryptorchid surgery, and fertility procedures.
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Our skilled surgery team conducts a range of soft tissue surgeries, including tumour removal, wound repair, and the removal of sarcoids and melanomas. We prioritise the comfort and well-being of the horse throughout the surgical process.

Experience the highest standards of equine surgical care at Willinga Park Vet Hospital, where expertise meets compassion for the well-being of your horses.