The equine back
There is no doubt that the equine back presents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. The anatomy of the back is complex and pain can arise from several structures caused by a variety of problems, which are usually multi-factorial and often interlinked resulting in a range of clinical signs. Successful outcome of these cases requires a multidisciplinary approach and the close collaboration between all people caring for the horse.
In this course you will be guided through the diagnosis and therapy of back problems highlighting the different approaches from the veterinary, biomechanical and physiotherapeutic experts in small group teaching sessions with live horses. It is suitable for anybody who wants to know more about this challenging area, but is especially aimed at new graduates. After introductory lectures the delegates will be taught in small groups in hands-on practical sessions which will guarantee that everybody can “have a go” and will maximise teaching outcome.
- Anatomy and biomechanics
- Clinical examination
- Radiography and radiology
- Physiotherapy approach to assessing and treating back problems
- Veterinary approach to treating back problems
- Practical saddle fitting
- Objective saddle fitting and performance assessment