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University of Melbourne
Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Science

The Equine Standing CT Scanner is the first of its kind to be installed in Australia.

Racing Victoria commissioned the University of Melbourne to arrange for the installation of the scanner at their Werribee Equine Centre.

The scanner funded by Racing Victoria, was required to detect lameness and stress fractures in legs of horses competing in the Spring racing carnival.

Manufactured in the USA the work program required Merat Architects to undertake detailed and regular communication with the overseas supply and installation company to prepare the space prior to the arrival in Australia and relying only on photos and diagrammatic details.

After a tight program of design and construction (10 weeks) the scanner arrived and was installed and commissioned with no changes necessary to the building works.

More information regarding this project can be found in the following link.

What checks are done to make sure horses are fit to run in the Melbourne Cup? - ABC News

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