Equine Veterinary Clinic

horse-equine-hospital.jpg Our highly skilled equine team offers a broad range of medical and surgical expertise. You can bring your horse in by appointment or ask your vet to refer your horse to us in difficult cases.

Our services

  • 24 hour intensive care
  • Computerised tomography (CT) to image head and limbs
  • Dynamic endoscopy to investigate poor performance and upper airway problems.
  • Medical expertise in gastroenterology, neurology, ophthalmology, respiratory disease, cardiology, poor performance, behavioural problems, neonatology and critical care medicine.
  • Video endoscopes allow visualisation of the horse’s pharynx, trachea, oesophagus and stomach.
  • Colour ultrasound for imaging soft tissue including tendons, the heart, abdominal organs and internal reproductive organs.
  • Digital radiography to x-ray limbs, neck, chest and skull.
  • Surgery by surgical specialists for emergency and elective surgical procedures.
  • Orthopaedic surgery including arthroscopy (key-hole joint surgery) and fracture repairs. 
  • Soft tissue surgery including castrations, cryptorchids, tie-back operations and colic surgery.
  • Reproductive services are offered in-house, including breeding with frozen semen.

Our team

Our senior equine clinicians are supported by experienced and qualified anaesthetists, nurses, technicians, clinical pathologists, and diagnostic imaging specialists allowing us to provide 24-hour intensive care.

Contact

For appointments please contact us on

Tel (06) 350 5328
Fax (06) 350 5747 
equinevets@massey.ac.nz

 

For all out-of-hours emergencies call

Tel (06) 350 5328

Dr Luca Panizzi staff profile picture

Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 85246

Dr Luca Panizzi Dr.Med.Vet., M.Vet.Sc., Dipl. ACVS-LA

Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery

Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

Luca graduated from the University of Parma (Italy) in 2003. After graduation he spent 2 years at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino (California, U.S.A.) where he completed an internship and a fellowship. He then moved to Saskatoon (Canada) where he completed a large animal surgery residency and a Master of Veterinary Science on carpometacarpal osteoarthritis in horses in 2009 at the University of Saskatchewan.

In 2010 he passed the specialty surgery board exam and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has subsequently worked for 2 years as a clinical associate in large animal surgery at the University of Saskatchewan and 1 year as a clinical instructor in equine surgery and lameness at the University of Montreal (Canada). Luca moved to New Zealand and joined Massey University in October 2012.

His main clinical interests are in equine orthopedics and minimally invasive surgeries, but enjoys all aspects of equine surgery. His research interests focus in equine musculoskeletal injuries and joint diseases.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06-356-9099 ext. 85246
    Location: 1.48, Vet Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Dottore in Medicina Veterinaria (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) - Universita' di Parma (2003)
  • Master of Veterinary Science - University of Saskatchewan (2009)
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal) - American College of Veterinary Surgeons (2010)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Equine orthopaedics

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Veterinary Sciences (070700): Veterinary Surgery (070711)

Keywords

Large Animal Surgery

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Panizzi, L. (2016). Commentary on standing Laryngoplasty. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 40(2), 21-22
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Edwards, RA., & Panizzi, L. (2015). Diagnosis of meniscal lesions. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 39(2), 27-30
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Hillberry, E., Panizzi, L., Lang, H., MacKay, A., & Barber, SM. (2015). Long-Term Follow-Up Information of a Three-Tract Arthrodesis Technique for Treatment of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 35(9), 773-778
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Cypher, EE., Kendall, AT., Panizzi, L., Stewart, AJ., Taylor, SL., Bodaan, CJ., . . . Whitfield, LK. (2015). Medical and surgical management of an intra-abdominal abscess of hepatic origin in a horse. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 247(1), 98-105
[Journal article]Authored by: Gordon, S., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Whitfield, L.
Del La Varis, J., Panizzi, L., & Simpson, E. (2015). Extensor tendon laceration in a 2-year-old filly. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 39(2), 31-33
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Edwards, R., Panizzi, L., & Riley, CB. (2015). Laparoscopic resolution of hemicastration. The Equine Veterinary Practitioner. 39(2), 37-39
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Tulloch, PJ., Johnston, JD., Barber, SM., Gellert, CL., Lang, HM., & Panizzi, L. (2015). Ex Vivo Evaluation of Carpal Flexion After Partial Carpal Arthrodesis in Horses. Veterinary Surgery. 44(3), 386-391
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Mackay, AV., Panizzi, L., Sparks, HD., & Barber, SM. (2015). Second carpal bone slab fracture and subluxation of the middle carpal joint in a horse subsequent to arthrodesis of the carpometacarpal joint. Veterinary Surgery. 44(2), 242-245
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Bodaan, CJ., Panizzi, L., Stewart, AJ., Cypher, E., Whitfield, L., & Riley, CB. (2014). Extensive umbilical herniation of the large colon in a foal. Equine Veterinary Education. 26(7), 341-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Whitfield, L.
Lang, HM., Panizzi, L., Smyth, TT., Plaxton, AE., Lohmann, KL., & Barber, SM. (2014). Management and long-term outcome of partial glossectomy in 2 horses. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 55(3), 263-267
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Anderson, SL., Panizzi, L., & Bracamonte, J. (2014). Jejunal perforation due to porcupine quill ingestion in a horse. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 55(2), 152-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Molnar, R., Barber, SM., Pharr, JW., Panizzi, L., & Plaxton, A. (2012). Healing of multiple fractured thoracic dorsal spinous processes in a Quarter horse. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 53(3), 279-282
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Carmalt, JL., Bell, CD., Panizzi, L., Wolker, RRE., Lanovaz, JL., Bracamonte, JL., . . . Wilson, DG. (2012). Alcohol-facilitated ankylosis of the distal intertarsal and tarsometatarsal joints in horses with osteoarthritis. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 240(2), 199-204
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L., Barber, SM., Lang, HM., Allen, AL., & Woodbury, MR. (2011). Evaluation of a Minimally Invasive Arthrodesis Technique for the Carpometacarpal Joint in Horses. Veterinary Surgery. 40(4), 464-472
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Pang, DSJ., Panizzi, L., & Paterson, JM. (2011). Successful treatment of hyperkalaemic periodic paralysis in a horse during isoflurane anaesthesia. Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 38(2), 113-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Barber, SM., Panizzi, L., & Lang, HM. (2009). Treatment of carpometacarpal osteoarthritis by arthrodesis in 12 horses. Veterinary Surgery. 38(8), 1006-1011
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L., Barber, SM., Lang, HM., & Carmalt, JL. (2009). Carpometacarpal osteoarthritis in thirty-three horses. Veterinary Surgery. 38(8), 998-1005
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Lang, HM., Panizzi, L., Allen, AL., Woodbury, MR., & Barber, SM. (2009). Comparison of three drilling techniques for carpometacarpal joint arthrodesis in horses. Veterinary Surgery. 38(8), 990-997
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Sandmeyer, LS., Panizzi, L., & Grahn, BH. (2008). Diagnostic ophthalmology. Squamous cell carcinoma.. Can Vet J. 49(3), 309-310
[Journal article]Authored by: Panizzi, L.

Conference

Riley, CB., Panizzi, L., doucet, J., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . Mclwraith, W. (2017). Cell-free DNA as a potential synovial fluid biomarker for orthopaedic disease in the horse. Poster session presented at the meeting of 33rd world veterinary congress. Incheon songdo conversiA, Korea
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C., Sano, H.
Cuille, O., Panizzi, L., Mack, S., & Riley, CB. (2017). An uncommon calcified tumor of the parasinuses of a mare: imaging, diagnosis and surgical management. Proceedings of the new Zealand Equine veterinary association of the NZVA. (pp. 9 - 9). : New Zealand Equine veterinary association
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mack, S., Panizzi, L., Ridler, A., Riley, C.
Riley, CB., Panizzi, L., Doucet, J., Gedye, K., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . Mcilwraith, C. (2017). Cell-Free DNA as a potential synovial fluid biomarker for orthopaedic disease in the horse. , 33rd world veterinary congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C., Sano, H.
cuille, O., Panizzi, L., Mack, S., & Riley, C. (2017). An uncommon calcified tumor of the parasinuses of a mare: imaging, diagnosis and surical management. In proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA, New Zealand Equine veterinary association of the NZVA: New Zealand Veterinary association
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Mack, S., Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, JS., Gedye, KR., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . McIllwraith, CW. (2017, March). Cell-Free DNA Concentrations in Equine Synovial Fluid of Healthy Young Horses Following Induction of Osteoarthritis of the Carpus and Treadmill exercise. Presented at Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, JS., Gedye, KR., Dittmer, K., Rogers, C., . . . McIllwraith, W. (2017). Cell-free DNA concentrations in equine synovial fluid of healthy young horses following induction of osteoarthritis of the carpus and treadmill exercise. In Proceedings of the 44th Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference Vol. 44 , Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Rogers, C.
Panizzi, L., riley, C., Doucet, J., Gedye, K., & Mcillwraith, CW. (2016). Cell-free DNA concentrations in equine plasma of healthy young horses following induction of osteoarthritis of the middle carpal joint and treadmill exercise. Poster session presented at the meeting of ACVS Surgery summit 2016. Seattle, U.S.A
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Panizzi, L., Riley, CB., Doucet, J., Gedye, K., & McIllwraith, CW. (2016). Cell-free DNA concentrations in equine plasma of healthy young horses following induction of osteoarthritis of the middle carpal joint and treadmill exercise. , ACVS Surgery Summit 2016
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dittmer, K., Gedye, K., Panizzi, L., Riley, C.
Barber, SM., Lang, HM., Hillberry, ET., MacKay, A., & Panizzi, L. (2015, December). How to Perform a Facilitated Ankylosis of the Carpometacarpal Joint for treatment of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. Presented at 61st AAEP Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Barber, SM., Lang, HM., Hillberry, ET., Mackay, A., & Panizzi, L. (2015). How to perform a facilitated ankylosis of the Carpometacarpal joint for treatment of Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis. In Proceedings of the 61ST AAEP Convention(pp. 372 - 377). , 61ST AAEP Convention
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Fitch, G., Riley, CB., Whitfield, LK., Panizzi, L., Bodaan, CJ., Nixey, J., . . . Sano, H. (2015). Bovine cranial cruciate ligament reconstruction using high tensile strength biocompatible prosthesis anchored with cannulated interference screws. In Veterinary Surgery(pp. E52 - E52). , The American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Surgery Summit: Wiley
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Panizzi, L., Riley, C., Sano, H., Whitfield, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014, June). An uncommon cause of carpal lameness. Presented at New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014, June). Tenosynovitis: Where does my lame horse hurt?. Presented at New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014, June). That horse which was making a noise. Presented at New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. Hamilton, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014). An uncommon cause of carpal lameness. Proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. : New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014). Tenosynovitis: Where does my lame horse hurt?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA. : New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2014). That horse which was making a noise. Proceedings of the New Zealand Veterinary Association of the NZVA. : New Zealand Equine Veterinary Association of the NZVA Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Carmalt, JL., Bell, C., Panizzi, L., Wolker, R., Lanovaz, J., & Wilson, DG. (2010, December). Alcohol-Facilitated Ankylosis of the Distal Intertarsal and Tarsometatarsal Joints in the Horse. Presented at 56th Annual Convention of the American Association Equine Practitioners. Baltimore, Mayland, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Carmalt, JL., Bell, C., Panizzi, L., Wolker, R., Lanovaz, J., & Wilson, DG. (2010). Alcohol-Facilitated Ankylosis of the Distal Intertarsal and Tarsometatarsal Joints in the Horse. In Proceedings of the 56th Annual Convention of the American Association Equine Practitioners(pp. 31 - 32). , 56th Annual Convention of the American Association Equine Practitioners
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Barber, SM., Panizzi, L., & Lang, HM. (2009). Osteoarthritis of the Carpometacarpal Joint (Carpal Spavin): Treatment of 12 cases by Arthrodesis. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners(pp. 67 - 67). , 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Barber, SM., Panizzi, L., & Lang, HM. (2009, December). Osteoarthritis of the Carpometacarpal Joint (Carpal Spavin): Treatment of 12 Cases by Arthrodesis. Presented at 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L. (2009). How to Perform Ethyl Alcohol Arthrodesis of the Tarsometatarsal Joint in the Standing Horse. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners(pp. 63 - 66). , 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Bell, CD., Wilson, DG., Wolker, RWE., Panizzi, L., Bracamonte, JL., & Carmalt, JL. (2009, December). How to perform Ethyl Alcohol Arthodesis of the Tarsometatarsal Joint in the Standing Horse. Presented at 55th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Klohnen, A., & Panizzi, L. (2008). Incisional complications after right paramedial celiotomy in Horses with Colic: 57 cases. Poster session presented at the meeting of 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Panizzi, L., & Klohnen, A. (2008, June). Incisional complications after right oaramedian celiotomy in Horses with colic: 57 cases. Presented at 9th International Equine Colic Research Symposium. Liverpool, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Panizzi, L.
Klohnen, A., & Panizzi, L. (2007). Incisional complications after right paramedian celiotomy in Horses with colic: 57 cases. Poster session presented at the meeting of The American College of Veterinary Surgeons Annual Symposium. Chicago, Illinois, USA
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Panizzi, L.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Italian
    Last used: Weekly
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Spanish
    Last used: Weekly
    Spoken ability: Average
    Written ability: Needs work
  • French
    Last used: 2011
    Spoken ability: Needs work
    Written ability: Needs work

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Alienor Bardin - Doctor of Philosophy
    Predicting limb responses to surface variations with a 3D musculoskeletal model

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