Injury and Rehabilitation of Horses (3)
Prerequisite: ANS 1073C
This class addresses the most common equine orthopedic and soft tissue injuries and discusses how the normal healing process can be enhanced using rehabilitation therapy. A description of these therapeutic modalities, including ultrasound, stretching, laser, magnetic field therapy, joint mobilization, acupressure, cold/heat therapy and hydrotherapy will be studied in conjunction with hands-on observation and practical sessions. Current scientific research in the field of equine rehabilitation will be discussed.