European Veterinary Specialist in Large Animal Surgery (Equine)
Clinical Director responsible for Rossdales Equine Hospital
Richard is the clinical director responsible for Rossdales Equine Hospital and is one of the busiest equine surgeons in the UK. Since he joined the practice in 1996 he has operated on more than 6,000 horses and ponies. Richard graduated from the University of Bristol in 1995, having also obtained a degree in Pharmacology. After a year in mixed practice, he moved to Rossdales Equine Hospital where he completed a three year residency in Equine Surgery. He became a partner at Rossdales in 2002 and a clinical director in 2021. His chief responsibility is organising and managing the hospital.
Most of his time is spent dealing with the large and varied caseload of elective and emergency surgery which is referred to Rossdales from practices throughout the UK. This includes an equal proportion of orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures. He has a special interest in standing surgery and minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy, fracture repair, laparoscopy and laser surgery. His further qualifications include a RCVS Certificate in Equine Surgery (Orthopaedics) and in 2012 the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) awarded him Diplomate status.
Richard has published papers on equine surgery in peer reviewed scientific journals, and authored several book chapters. He has acted as an examiner for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and lectured on equine surgery at national and international meetings.
Surgical treatment of phimosis due to preputial stenosis in a Thoroughbred colt
2021, Equine Vet. Ed., Early view, doi.org/10.1111/eve.13430
Cause, outcome and survival of pregnant mares admitted to a UK hospital for investigation of colic
2019, Equine Vet. J., 51, Suppl 53, 8, doi.org/10.1111/evj.06_13152
Hospital admission of mares showing colic signs within 7 days of parturition
2018, Equine Vet.J., 50, (21), 20-21, doi.org/10.1111/evj.36_13008
Equine tendon injuries: best treatment and future needs
2018, Vet Times, VT 48.46
Mineralization of the Equine Palmar/Plantar Annular Ligament Treated by Surgical Resection
Garvican ER, 1039, Payne RJ, Smith RKW, 1009
2016, Vet Surgery, 45, 5, 602-608, 10.1111/vsu.12503, PubMed: 27357271
Partial mandibular condylectomy and temporal bone resection for chronic, destructive, septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint in a horse
2014, Equine Vet Ed, 26, 2, 59-63
Prevalence of supporting limb laminitis in a UK equine practice and referral hospital setting between 2005 and 2013: implications for future epidemiological studies.
2014, Vet Rec, epub: Epub ahead of print, PubMed: 25261271
Short- and long-term results following standing fracture repair in 34 horses
Payne RJ, Compston PC
2012, Equine Vet J, epub: Epub ahead of print, PubMed: 22506811
Active tension-extension splints: A novel technique for management of congenital flexural deformities affecting the distal limb in the foal.
Compston PC, Payne RJ
2011, Equine Vet Educ, 24, 299-306
Outcome and long-term follow-up of 20 horses undergoing surgery for caecal impaction: a retrospective study (2000-2008).
2010, Equine Vet J, 42, 5, 388-92, PubMed: 20636773
Third eyelid resection as a treatment for suspected squamous cell carcinoma in 24 horses
Payne RJ, Lean MS, Greet TR
2009, Vet Rec, 165, 25, 740-3, PubMed: 20023277
Electrosurgery as the sole means of haemostasis during the laparoscopic removal of pathologically enlarged ovaries in mares: a report of 55 cases
Lloyd D, Walmsley JP, Greet TR, Payne RJ, Newton JR, Phillips TJ
2007, Equine Vet J, 39, 3, 210-4, PubMed: 17520970
Osteoarthritis of the talocalcaneal joint in 18 horses
Smith RK, Dyson SJ, Schramme MC, 1009, Payne RJ, Platt D, Walmsley J
2005, Equine Vet J, 37, 2, 166-71, PubMed: 15779631
Periapical dental infection with nasolacrimal involvement in a horse
2005, Vet Rec, 156, 6, 184-5, PubMed: 15736703
What is the likelihood that Thoroughbred foals treated for septic arthritis will race?
2004, Equine Vet J, 36, 5, 452-6, PubMed: 15253089
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