Sports medicine for sport and racing horses: for the best results of your horse
Equine Clinic Wolvega is a specialist in the area of sports medicine for both sport and race horses. We employ very experienced, specialised veterinarians and assistants. We have a great depth of experience and expertise to call upon. Our clinic undertakes a broad range of examinations and uses up-to-date medical treatments and techniques. Our knowledge of sports medicine, added to our very broad equine experience, makes us a very competent and suitable partner for achieving the greatest results for your sport and race horses.
The combination of in-house internists – specialists for internal diseases – and our profound knowledge of orthopaedic matters, assures optimal support for the achievement of peak equine performance.
Combination of Knowledge
In order to get a good picture of how a horse and the rider/menner/pikeur work together, it is often important to see both working together. That’s why we often come to the people at home to get a good idea about this. In this way we can see the normal image and if there is an issue at handy, we can react immediately, this can often be on location and always at the clinic.
SOME OF THE ISSUES RIDERS OR TRAINERS EXPERIENCE WITH REGARD TO REDUCED PERFORMANCE
Solutions for Performance
The horse has recently walked away over the shoulder, jumps incorrectly, does not change from left to right, is very sensitive on the back, swings the tail, always lands in the right canter after the jump or always jumps over the right road. In the case of a tugged horse, there are specific issues such as the horse running on a single line. Reduced performance can also be caused by a horse making noise in the respiratory tract or by stomach ulcers. A horse with ulcers has specific complaints. Besides yawning more than usual, the moderate and lingering way of eating chunks of food, the horse’s stretching can sometimes give a subtle indication of this problem. Good communication with the rider and/or trainer of the horse is essential in order to get a good picture of the complaint.
WHAT ARE THE ISSUES FOR MY HORSE?
IN ORDER TO ASSESS THIS PROPERLY, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE HORSE FROM THE INSIDE AND FROM THE OUTSIDE
Diagnosis is Crucial
Research of a horse consists of a number of parts. The horse is first examined (inspection) and then it is felt (palpation) if there are any abnormalities. In order to be able to examine the horse in motion, we let the horse walk on the monstrous track and on a hard and soft volte. Horses are also regularly examined under saddle or in front of the sulky.
If an abnormal sound is heard during the horse’s exercise, we can investigate this immediately by viewing the horse with a camera in the respiratory tract – the DRS scopy. A heart movie can be made at the same time to get information about the heart in work.
If something abnormal has been found inside the horse, additional research will allow us to assess the significance.
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