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14/06/2015 | categorie: Algemeen Uncategorized

Orthopaedic and Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse

The latest VetPD upcoming course

VetPD is pleased to announce details of our latest course in Belgium on Friday 23 & Saturday 24, October 2015


Equine Practitioners are regularly confronted with poor performance-related questions, such as: My horse has started to make a noise during exercise and struggles to keep up with the other horses; what do you think is causing it?  Do we need to investigate my horse’s reluctance to be ridden and problems with lateral work or do you think that this is a training-related issue? Evaluating horses for poor performance can be a daunting task because different conditions may present with similar clinical signs, leaving vets wondering where to start the investigation.

This 2-day practical course covers the most common causes of orthopaedic and respiratory poor performance in sports horses, how to recognize them and to decide if they are clinically relevant. The topics of management of horses with back/sacroiliac pain, how to devise tailor-made rehabilitation programs for musculoskeletal conditions and physiotherapy of the horse with upper front- and hindlimb problems and back/sacroiliac conditions will be discussed. Indications and usefulness of chiropractic therapy, acupuncture and pulse, lactate and GPS tracking as training and rehabilitation tools will furthermore be reviewed.

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