At Performance Horse Vets, our focus is the objective measurement of performance and pathology, allowing for meaningful decisions to be made pertaining to the management and treatment of horses.

We manage the optimisation and maintenance of the performance of equine athletes whilst ensuring the

safety and welfare of the individual horse in a

science-led private clinic.

Lameness Investigation, Diagnostics,

Tracking & Data Collection

Using the Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator® software, Dr Mike Davies can quantify equine lameness with wireless sensors that track horse movement accurately to less than 1 millimeter. Algorithms, based on decades of equine research, compute precise lameness metrics the human eye can’t see. This data can be confidentially stored and used to assess the mobility and performance of your horse throughout competition seasons or development to provide science led, objective measurements. 

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Poor Performance Investigations + Diagnostics

When your horse's performance starts to decline, PHV leave no stone unturned in their investigation. With leading industry experience, Dr Mike Davies and the team can explore a range of modalities and diagnoses to get your horse back on track.

It takes a congruent team to optimise your horse's potential. We can meet with other industry professionals engaged in your horse's well-being and care, providing veterinary advice, imaging and data to assist in the provision of their services. 

Reproduction

Services

The PHV team have an abundance of experience that will be of great benefit to your breeding endeavours. Our reproduction services include AI (frozen + chilled), evaluation and treatment of sub-fertile mares, routine pregnancy scans and neonatal management.

We offer: in-house and external laboratory services, radiography, upper airway endoscopy, Pre-Purchasae Exams, poor performance investigations, lameness diagnostics and data tracking, Lameness Locator maintenance and re-assessment, dynamic scoping, reproduction services, BAL, and equine medicine consultations.

Contact us to discuss your horse's individual needs. 

 
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Our Pre-purchase examinations are a comprehensive assessment of the horse's suitability to your chosen endeavours. The cost of a PPE is $450, which includes the use of the Equinosis Q Lameness Locator, as well as assessment of ear, eye and respiratory functions. 

X-rays are $166 for the first region and $22 for each additional view.

To book your confidential assessment in our private clinic, phone 9296 4206 and press "3", or email us at phv@swanvalleyvet.com.au.

 

Mike Davies BSc(Hons) BVM&S Cert.Equine Surgery(Orthopaedics)

 

Mike graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland with both a Veterinary degree and a degree in Veterinary Pathological Science. Following this he jumped continents to complete an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Guelph, Canada.

 

He then made his was back to the UK to work in equine general practice with elite sport horses for seven years, and passed the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons examination in Equine Surgery and Orthopaedics.

 

Ever a wanderer at heart, Mike came to Australia and opened The Horse Hospital in Ascot, which he owned and operated from 2002 – 2013. He also established The Horse Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Queensland during this time. In 2013 his need to roam returned, and he sold both businesses before travelling back to the UK.

 

Here he became a seasonal consultant reproduction veterinarian to two large commercial Thoroughbred studs, caring for up to 500 mares each year. This gave Mike robust experience in the management of neonatal foals, particularly addressing limb deformities, as well as amassing a wealth of equine reproduction experience.

 

Curious and innovative, Mike invented the equine sports science platforms ClockIt RACE and SPORT, which enables remote monitoring of exercising horses and subsequent identification of fitness trends and abnormalities. As part of this project he has oversight of data on more than 100,000 racehorse exercise sessions which brings unique insight into the assessment of racehorse and performance horse function.

 

Mike’s passion is the development of objective measurement of performance and pathology, allowing for meaningful decisions to be made pertaining to the management and treatment of horses. He focuses on the optimisation and maintenance of the performance of equine athletes whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of the individual horse.

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Equinosis

The Equinosis Q with Lameness Locator® biomechanical care platform is a real-time, handheld, field-based system that enables a veterinarian to objectively measure lameness in horses with non-invasive inertial sensors. With 10-times more sensitivity than the human eye, the Q quantifies asymmetry with sub-millimeter precision, allowing your veterinarian to measure movements the eye cannot see. Microelectronic sensors measure precisely how the horse moves with wireless, efficient, real-time data collection. 

ClockIt EQ

ClockItEQ brings the very latest training tool to every training stable. ClockItEQ has been custom designed to use the GPS features of the smart phone, integrated with the latest heart rate technology and a unique set of interpretative tools.  These tools allow trainers to assess a horse's current level of fitness, identify fitness trends, and identify over-training and health issues more quickly than traditional methods.

 

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Performance Horse Vets

15A Woollcott Ave

West Swan WA 6056

 

phv@swanvalleyvet.com.au

Tel: (08) 6192 1005