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What Do We Know About Rehab Modalities in Horses?
While people might extol the virtues of various rehabilitation modalities, those testimonials rarely rely on the science surrounding the techniques. Following injuries, which are frequent events in athletic horses, owners and trainers commonly seek one or more alternative therapies to facilitate rehabilitation. While many people extol the virtues of rehabilitation modalities, claiming they expedite the healing process or even cure the horse, those testimonials rarely rely on the science surrounding...
4 Ways to Find a Horse to Buy
What You Need Before Searching Before you begin searching for the right horse to buy, you need to make sure you have several things in line. Time: Don’t be in a rush or have a time limit on finding a horse. If you are or do, you could end up settling for or not happy with the horse you buy. You must allow yourself to try multiple horses and make...
This non-invasive modality can successfully treat a range of orthopedic and soft tissue problems in animals. Though most commonly used for horses, shockwave therapy also has many applications in small animal practice. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can speed the healing of many types of orthopedic and soft tissue injuries and conditions. It has been used in Europe in human medicine to treat tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator...
The Power of Holistic Wellness with Animals
Well-Oiled Machines We often have the most amazing clients. Our clients are open-minded and looking for new, or as is often the case “old” ways to improve the quality of life for their animals. While many trod the straight path that is veterinary medicine, increasingly pet parents and owners are looking for alternative therapies that date back thousands of years but updated for the modern era. Until recently we were...
Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy
WHAT IS EQUINE REHABILITATION? (excerpt - full article, see link) Equine Rehabilitation is a term often used to encompass retraining but it is actually the application of physical therapy treatments to help the body heal with the aim of improving or restoring correct and optimal physical function. It is about restoring muscular, tendon and ligament strength, joint and tissue mobility and function, balance and co-ordination. More often than not ,there are additional...
Equine Conditioning Principles
Individual responses to conditioning differ based on genetics, age, and previous activity level. As with a human athlete, the success of a fitness and conditioning program for your horse is based on the horse's body's adaptive response to the stress of exercise. To achieve a conditioning and training effect, the horse must be subjected to gradual increases in workload with each new level of training being maintained until the...
CLAIRE DYSON EQUINE WATER TREADMILL & REHABILITATION CENTRE
There has been a huge increase and growing momentum behind water treadmill therapy here in the UK over the past few years. Multiple disciplines including private yards, racehorse trainers, professional competition yards along with therapy and rehabilitation centres like ours are now using a water treadmill as part of their fitness and training plans. The horse enters the treadmill while the tank is empty and the chamber fills quickly with...
Remarkable Treatment for Equine Founder - The Assisi Loop
Molly is a 17-year-old Icelandic pony mare with a history of lameness originating 6 months prior to examination on July 1, 2014. She presented with 3 /5 lameness and bounding digital pulses in all four feet. She could barely walk and lived on rich grass with moderate alfalfa pasture 24 hours a day. Due to the owner’s limited budget, a blood insulin/glucose ratio diagnosis was not an option, but atrial...