By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff

ISBN-10: 1118852311

ISBN-13: 9781118852316

ISBN-10: 111885232X

ISBN-13: 9781118852323

A completely up-to-date version of this crucial reference consultant for physiotherapists and actual therapists, seeking to practice the confirmed merits of physiotherapy to the therapy of better half and performance animals.

  • Seven new chapters supply vastly multiplied assurance of useful remedy and rehabilitation
  • Includes reports of other physiotherapy innovations, drawing on either human and animal literature
  • Discusses techniques in small animal medication in addition to for elite equine athletes
  • Provides utilized evidence-based medical reasoning version, with case examples
  • Now in complete color with many extra illustrations

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3 Conclusion It is clear that nutrition is more than just a balanced diet. Feed or meal management, enrichment and appropriate feed materials contribute to the overall health and welfare of the horse as well as its performance. Every system in the horse’s body is either directly or indirectly influenced by nutrition; whole textbooks are written on the subject and this chapter can only provide an overview. However, when providing advice or passing on nutritional information, always ask yourself, can you explain the biology behind the advice; does it make sense from a physiological and anatomical perspective and can you ensure client compliance?

Some researchers recommend providing 20% of the horse’s energy intake as oil (Valentine et al. 2001). 7% total energy intake; Ribeiro et al. 2004). Nutritional support for equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) From a dietary perspective, gastric ulcers occur when the acid production exceeds the protective factors, namely buffering. It is appropriate that clients understand that the aetiology of EGUS is multifactorial and numerous feeding management practices have been associated with EGUS. Ulcers have been recorded in a huge variety of horses undertaking very different levels of exercise and being fed very different diets.

Either minimum 1 h/week speed work plus schooling or >12 h/week slow long work –1 h/day, 6 days a week;40% walk, 50% trot, 10% canter Source: Adapted from NRC 2007. amount of fat palpated over specific areas of the horse’s skeleton (Hollands et al. 2009). Research has identified that scoring each area of the horse’s body (neck, middle and bottom) and not providing an average score increases owner’s compliance and use of the fat scoring system. 5). No client knowingly makes their horse fat and the responsibility for the trend towards acceptance of the bulky outline of horses in many disciplines lies with professional and industry peers who have had interaction with the rider or the horse over the last 10 years: nutritionists, judges, veterinarians, physiotherapists or trainers.

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