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Our First Workshop




Marta Wereska is holding her first workshop at Spring Creek Park on 23rd February 2019


- LISTEN to what colic is, what causes it and what you can do HELP to prevent it from happening
- LEARN what steps to take in the event your horse has colic, it can be life-saving!
- HANDS ON: learn how to perform a physical exam on your horse

Vet Day

Day 1:

We cover colic, medications, fever and eye emergencies

AM: lectures and PM: hands on prac


  • what is colic
  • What causes colic
  • what do I do if my horse gets colic
  • when do I need to call the vet
  • What happens if my horse has to be transported to a hospital
  • Colic prevention
  • case scenarios and take home messages


How to perform a veterinary physical exam in my horse

Those are my current thoughts for the first day and the second can be scheduled a few weeks later.

In the second one we will cover:

  • wounds/lacerations
  • medications
  • fracture
  • bandages/ dressings/ splints

The morning again will consist of lectures and the afternoon prac. The prac will be teaching people how to put on a proper Robert Jones Bandage and going through looking at dressings etc. 

A bit about the workshops.

Equine Emergencies for the Horse owner

Part 1: Colic, Fever, Eye emergencies and medications


What is colic? Why do horses get colic? What causes colic? What do I do if my horse gets colic? What does it look like if my horse has a eye emergency and what do I do? Why does my horse has a fever? These are just some of the questions we will delve into during this one day educational event.


Spend a day learning in a fun and interactive environment all about some common ailments that our furry pets can be affected with. The aim is to empower you with the knowledge so that if something does happen to your horse you will have the knowledge behind you to know what to do. The day will be divided into a tutorial in the morning and a hands on practical session in the afternoon. Book now as places are limited to the first 20 registrations.


Part 2: Wounds and lacerations, fractures, laminitis, bandages/ dressings and splints



Naturally being a flight or fight creature, horses are prone to injuries. Knowing when you can treat a wound at home and when you need to seek veterinary advice can be life saving. Some of the topics covered in our future Workshops will include:

- Detailed anatomy of the horse

- the importance of joints/ tendon sheaths and bursa

- Problems of wound healing in the horse

- Topicals: do they work?

- When and when not to bandage



Marta attained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 2002. Since graduating she has worked at the Singapore Turf Club, Morphetville Racehorse Hospital in Adelaide, Ballarat Equine Hospital in Victoria as well as the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia in the USA. The latter of which she undertook extensive training, completing a internship and residency program to become a specialist equine surgeon.
For the last 10 years Marta has been working at the Camden Equine Centre. She is passionate about educating her clients so that they understand vet talk and can make informed decisions when faced with difficult situations.

Some of Marta’s special interests include managing dystocias, lameness and surgical treatment of problems pertaining to the stifle, minimally invasive laser surgery, treatment of infected joints and tendon sheaths, management of colic, wound treatment, arthroscopy and treatment of tumors in horses. She loves to treat horses with uncommon types of surgical problems.



In the afternoon we will have a hands on demonstration and practical of how to apply a proper distal limb bandage and explore the pros and cons of the available wounds dressing and bandage material available with samples available to all our attendees.

Marta Wereszka BVMS MS DACVS | Registered Specialist in Equine Surgery

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