Story: Veterinary services

Checking progress after surgery

Checking progress after surgery

Matamata veterinarian Dan Shaw uses an ultrasound machine to check on the progress of racehorse Xcellent after using a new stem-cell procedure to repair a leg injury. Expensive surgical procedures can be justified on valuable animals such as racehorses.

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Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, 'Veterinary services - Urban vets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2023)

Story by Hamish Mavor and Bob Gumbrell, published 24 Nov 2008