Respect the Equine Athlete

Achieving optimum health and performance while always respecting the horse’s welfare, as they are under our professional care.

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Through an holistic approach, we partner with you to understand your goals and challenges so we can best advise your choice on the right horse and work with you to achieve optimum health and performance throughout your journey.



Poor performance is often caused by lameness which can lead to early retirement in your athlete. At Sydney Equine we will do what is required to accurately identify the problem. We perform an extensive lameness examination in your horse’s own environment.


At Sydney Equine we provide a full prepurchase examination service (5 stage vetting) at the horse’s stable. Sydney Equine regularly performs prepurchase examinations which meet export criteria for the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Our prepurchase examinations are tailored to individual clients’ requirements with the intention being to accurately evaluate the health of the horse, identify existing and potential problems and interpret these findings in the context of the animals intended use.

A thorough clinical examination followed by a gait analysis is the basis of the prepurchase exam. Additional tests may then be recommended or requested such as a blood profile, an upper airway endoscopic examination, digital radiographs and ultrasonography. We provide a full verbal and written report advising any findings and limitations with professional opinions.

It is important that clients are aware that the purpose of the prepurchase examination is not to determine the overall suitability of the animal as this is buyers responsibility. The decision to buy the horse should take into account the results of the prepurchase examination, the financial investment required and the suitability of the horse to perform the intended job.


Sydney Equine is equipped with the latest imaging equipment in order to obtain a full set of high quality radiographs as per current sales (Inglis & Magic Millions) criteria. These radiographs will then be submitted to the specific sales repository on the clients behalf. A report of any radiographic findings is provided to the client. These radiographs are then available via the sales dedicated websites for other registered veterinarians to view over the internet or on site.

Survey radiographs are also offered well ahead of the sales to assess your weanling/yearling ahead of time so appropriate management can be instituted. Talk to our equine veterinarians today about your foal, weanling or yearling so as an appropriate management strategy can be implemented.

Thoroughbred Yearling Sales Inspections

Our highly experienced sales veterinarians are available to clinically assess your short list along with reviewing and assessing radiographs and video endoscopic studies placed in the sales repositories. We can then advise on the suitability of specific horses at the sales for potential buyers.

Poor Performance Investigations

At Sydney Equine we recognise that poor performance in horses can be the result of a variety of causes, including physiology, nutrition, psychology and pathology. Our veterinarians are thorough and persistent when dealing with poor performance cases, to ensure that nothing is overlooked, and all possible causes are investigated. We have the equipment and expertise to identify, treat and /or manage a wide range of factors that can cause poor performance.


Our team of dedicated equine veterinarians can service all aspects of thoroughbred stud medicine. We offer 24/7 cover for stud emergencies. Sydney Equine adopts a ‘breeding to race’ approach for our studs, providing services for each stage of development. We aim to achieve optimal pregnancy rates, offering advice on overall herd health and providing veterinary advice for weanling and yearling preparations.

Routine Surgery (Castrations)

While we are an ambulatory only practice all our veterinarians are trained in routine surgery including wound debridement and repair, castration (including uncomplicated undescended testicles), caslick, simple tooth removal and hernia repair in foals.


Your horse’s teeth, if not regularly attended to can be a cause for poor performance in your horse. A dentistry examination is imperative for overall health. A comprehensive examination consists of sedating the horse and placing a gag in your horses mouth where the teeth can then be examined. From there we can decide if we need to remove any sharp edges with a power float or further explore any tooth pathology. Dental examinations should be conducted yearly and sometimes more frequently for older or specific patients.

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Sydney Equine respects your right to privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our customers and website visitors. We adhere to the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). This policy sets out how we collect and treat your personal information. “Personal information” is information we hold which is identifiable as being about you.

Sydney Equine will, from time to time, receive and store personal information you enter onto our website, provided to us directly or given to us in other forms.

You may provide basic information such as your name, phone number, address and email address to enable us to send information, provide updates and process your product or service order. We may collect additional information at other times, including but not limited to, when you provide feedback, when you provide information about your personal or business affairs, change your content or email preference, respond to surveys and/or promotions, provide financial or credit card information, or communicate with our customer support. Additionally, we may also collect any other information you provide while interacting with us.

Sydney Equine collects personal information from you in a variety of ways, including when you interact with us electronically or in person, when you access our website and when we provide our services to you. We may receive personal information from third parties. If we do, we will protect it as set out in this Privacy Policy..

Sydney Equine may use personal information collected from you to provide you with information, updates and our services. We may also make you aware of new and additional products, services and opportunities available to you. We may use your personal information to improve our products and services and better understand your needs. Sydney Equine may contact you by a variety of measures including, but not limited to, telephone, email, sms or mail.

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Personal information is only supplied to a third party when it is required for the delivery of our services. We may from time to time need to disclose personal information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.

If there is a change of control in our business or a sale or transfer of business assets, we reserve the right to transfer to the extent permissible at law our user databases, together with any personal information and non-personal information contained in those databases. This information may be disclosed to a potential purchaser under an agreement to maintain confidentiality. We would seek to only disclose information in good faith and where required by any of the above circumstances.

By providing us with personal information, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the types of disclosure covered by this Policy. Where we disclose your personal information to third parties, we will request that the third party follow this Policy regarding handling your personal information.

Sydney Equine is committed to ensuring that the information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure information and protect it from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. Although we take measures to safeguard against unauthorised disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

You may request details of personal information that we hold about you in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). A small administrative fee may be payable for the provision of information. If you would like a copy of the information which we hold about you or believe that any information we hold on you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, please email us at We reserve the right to refuse to provide you with information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act.

If you have any complaints about our privacy practices, please feel free to send in details of your complaints to P.O Box 521 Kensington 2033. We take complaints very seriously and will respond shortly after receiving written notice of your complaint.

Please be aware that we may change this Privacy Policy in the future. We may modify this Policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on our website or notice board. Please check back from time to time to review our Privacy Policy.

When you come to our website ( we may collect certain information such as browser type, operating system, website visited immediately before coming to our site, etc. This information is used in an aggregated manner to analyse how people use our site, such that we can improve our service.

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Our site may from time to time have links to other websites not owned or controlled by us. These links are meant for your convenience only. Links to third party websites do not constitute sponsorship or endorsement or approval of these websites. Please be aware that Sydney Equine is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites. We encourage our users to be aware, when they leave our website, to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal identifiable information.