Victoria - Sue Markwell
2005 Victorian Winner - Sue Markwell
Research Study into Equine Recuperation Methods
Sue Markwell is the first female manager of one of Victoria's most highly respected thoroughbred horse studs "Tremon Thoroughbreds" The stud has earned itself a reputation for quality care and world class facilities, providing for the breeding and caring of horses, from foaling mares to yearlings and racehorses and more recently as a aftercare and recovery unit.
Sue's vision is to provide a world's best practice stud that offers owners options in the treatment and care, including both traditional and alternative practices, of horses of all breeds.
The advent of specialist facilities at Tremon
to treat horses with specific illnesses and injuries defined a new market between the level of care offered by veterinarians for acute patients and the general agistment services for horses with minor problems.
But for Tremon and the industry as a whole to achieve its maximum potential, Sue felt a greater knowledge of the range of available methods employed in caring for horses and facilities required for it to operate needed to be investigated.
Sue believes that as a direct result of the study tour, Tremon is now better able to provide specialist recuperation facilities and care, to aid in the recovery of a broader range of horses of all breeds.
Equally importantly Sue believes Tremon
is now better able to provide a facility that students at colleges and universities can use to gain practical work placement to enhance their future as veterinary surgeons and nurses.
At a personal level Sue believes the Award and the travel it provided has furthered her horse knowledge and skills and networks and given her new found respect amongst her peers and equine industry leaders.
believes the benefits of her Award
will be a cost effective alternative for the recuperation and care of sick and injured horses of all breeds, and as a consequence a greatly improved recovery rate and return of horses to their previous careers.