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EQ Life October magazine: Clear vision for a better future

A racehorse is scanned by Professor Chris Whitton using a standing CT scanner at the U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre. © Racing Photos - Patrick Scala

A racehorse is scanned by Professor Chris Whitton using a standing CT scanner at the U-Vet Werribee Equine Centre.

© Racing Photos - Patrick Scala

 

Clear vision for a better future

By Amanda Young

Universal health care schemes such as Australia’s Medicare system exist to provide people with low-cost medical help in their hour of need. What if such a scheme existed for horses?

Launched in July 2021, Racing Victoria’s Diagnostic Imaging Subsidy Program has been described as “Medicare for horses” for good reason; it allows the owners and trainers of injured thoroughbreds to offset the cost of advanced diagnostic imaging including scintigraphy, MRI and CT scans. While the program is primarily intended to reduce the financial hurdle owners and trainers may face when dealing with advanced diagnosis of a horse in race training, there’s no doubt that the support injured racehorses receive via this scheme will boost their opportunities for a successful second career off the track…

 

Read the full article in the October issue of Equestrian Life magazine here.

 

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