Dr Christine Gee
Horse health / Care
Dr Christine Gee completed her veterinary degree at the University of Melbourne in 2001. Since then, she has practiced in mixed animal practices in Victoria and South East Queensland and worked and travelled in the UK.
Early in her veterinary career Christine developed an interest in spinal therapies and undertook a Graduate Diploma in animal biomechanical medicine at RMIT University. In 2011 Dr Gee completed her International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Certification. In practice, Christine developed an interest in lower cervical spine morphological variations.
Christine is currently enrolled in PhD studies with the University of New England and the CSIRO. These studies examine the implications of this common condition in horses. Christine published a peer reviewed journal article on the radiographic technique for diagnosis of the condition in April 2020 and continues clinical practice and research in Melbourne, Victoria.
Visit Dr Christine Gee at the following sessions
Saturday November 13th
11:45 am to 12:30 pm
Sacroiliac trouble is a subject shrouded in mystery in the horse world. Sacroiliac joint coupling pain and arthritis are very common causes of low back pain, performance problems, lameness and early retirement of horses. Most often horses with sacroiliac trouble can be well managed with a combination of regenerative injection therapy, acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, appropriate exercises and attention to other contributing factors such as upper thoracic spinal dysfunction, hoof care, leg injuries, dental problems and saddle suitability and fit.
This is Dr Ian Bidstrup’s work that is being presented by Dr Christine Gee
Sunday November 14th
10:30 am to 11:15 am
Equine lower neck/C6 malformations
Equine lower cervical morphological variations are gaining attention, both in Australia and overseas as a source of pain and dysfunction in horses. Understanding the anatomy and biomechanical factors contributing to this condition are paramount to recognising potential impacts on performance and horse and rider safety.
This presentation covers the prevalence and relevance of this condition in Australian horse populations with reference to the differences between breeds and disciplines of horses and why it may be a relevant syndrome.