IEC Winter Newsletter 2018 – 20% Off Dentals

Winter Newsletter

Winter is here!!! No doubt everyone is filling up the wood heap in preperation for a few cold months ahead. Thanks to everyone who attended our client information night in March. It was without doubt the biggest and best yet.
Congratulations to Julie and Bronwyn (see below) who won prizes for the best dressed. Plans are already underway for another client information night in August…watch this space.


It’s that time of year again. For all those horse owners out there who have forgotten about it, put it in the too hard basket, or have been too busy, now is the time. For June, July AND August IEC will be providing a 20% discount on dentals. That’s right 20%!!!! Tell your friends….it’s too good to miss out on this special offer. Call the office for more information.


If you are thinking of getting your mare in foal, one of the most common questions we get asked is should I use chilled or frozen semen? Below is a summary of the pros and cons of each option.

Chilled semen for AI (artificial insemination) 
– higher success rate than frozen semen.
– less labour intensive and therefore less expensive than frozen semen.
– the stallion must be located in Australia or NZ as the semen only lasts 48-72 hours after collection.
– constant communication required between the vet and stallion owner.
– some stallions get booked out or don’t collect at certain times of the breeding season as they are competing.

Frozen semen AI 
– lower success rate than chilled semen.
– more labour intensive and therefore more expensive than chilled semen.
– frozen semen can be used from anywhere in the world often allowing for the most sought after stallions to be used.
– frozen semen is often expensive to purchase with no in foal guarantee.


A few of you may have already met our new Vet Nurse Tegan Chapman. Tegan grew up in Wollongong and has been involved with horses most of her life. Tegan will be travelling with the vets to assist them with their procedures. Make sure you say hi!!

IEC Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter

Autumn already!! Time flies when you’re having fun. Hopefully everyone out there had a great festive and holiday season and no doubt are back into the swing of things. After some much needed time off all the staff at IEC are back on deck.


As some of you may already be aware we are hosting a client information night on the 17th of March at the Berry Bowling Club on preventative medicine in the horse. This is an area that is becoming more important as the average age of the horse increases throughout the world. Nicole King from Zoetis will be discussing vaccinating and worming and Dr Mitchell Brown will be discussing Equine Dentistry. If you have any questions about Hendra virus, tetanus, strangles, worming or dentistry (or anything else for that matter) come along for a chat.
For all those wanting to attend please RSVP to Lisa in the office on 4448 6488. As it will be St Patrick’s day, there will be prizes for best dressed. Get creative!! Details below.

NEW PRODUCT: Electrolene Paste 90 gm (normally 60 gm). Designed to improve your horses recovery post exercise. Currently in stock.



At Illawarra Equine Centre we believe keeping our vets informed and educated on the most recent advances in Equine Veterinary Medicine and Surgery is very important in order to provide the best service possible.
This year Dr Simon McPhee, Dr Mike O’Brien and Dr Mitchell Brown will be attending conferences and workshops throughout Australia in order to continue to advance their veterinary knowledge.


In exciting news Randwick Equine Centre will be moving to Horsley Park, adjacent to the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. The proposed opening date is January 2020. The facilities will be world class.


On Mitch’s recent holiday they visited family near Goondiwindi, QLD, Gus had his first ‘ride’ on a pony. Maybe next time he’ll be a little closer to reaching the reins.

Happy holidays from the IEC team!

NEW Clinic for Illawarra Equine Centre

As the upcoming breeding season fast approaches Illawarra Equine Centre is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Legacy Equestrian and we will now be operating our clinic out of their facilities at 10 Austral Park Rd, Broughton Village. Our office will remain at 1 Belinda St, Gerringong, however, all breeding work will be done at 10 Austral Park Rd. Here we will have an undercover crush, two stables, wash bay, an enclosed office/laboratory and multiple single paddocks for short or long term use.


Directions from the North:

  • Coming from Wollongong head past Gerringong, take the Toolijooa Rd exit to Foxground/Broughton Village (next proper exit after both Gerringong exits)
  • Turn right at the intersection heading under the new highway
  • At the next intersection turn left and follow the old highway all the way until it ends
  • Turn left and head under the new highway
  • Continue straight ahead, following the road around a hard right bend onto Austral Park Road
  • Look for a brick letter box with number 10 on 150-200 metres
  • Head down the driveway toward a metal gate which is the entrance to the property, Illawarra Equine Centre sign is next to the gate

Directions from the South:

  • Coming from Nowra head past Berry and take the Donovan Rd exit to Foxground/Broughton Village
  • At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right and head under the highway
  • Continue straight ahead, following the road around a hard right bend onto Austral Park Road
  • Look for a brick letter box with number 10 on 150-200 metres
  • Head down the driveway toward a metal gate which is the entrance to the property, Illawarra Equine Centre sign is next to the gate

On the property:

  • Please don’t forget to shut the gate and drive slowly to avoid startling the resident horses
  • Follow the driveway down and park on the flat grassed area opposite the shed


PLEASE NOTE: Please do not follow Google maps as it will take you to the wrong location due to recent road changes.


Welcome Dr Simon + Winter Newsletter


Illawarra Equine Centre is pleased to announce we have a new vet joining our team!

To learn a little more about Dr Simon and other interesting information, why not have a read of our Winter 2017 Newsletter now available by clicking here.