Equine sports medicine and Rehabilitation

To use the performance potential of a horse ideally, effectively and animal friendly, maintaining good health is on top of the list.

A horse can only perform well over a long period of time without being injured, if the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular systems and last but not least the psyche are in excellent health. Each horse has to be looked at as a “whole”.

Sports medicine and Rehabilitation are therefore interdisciplinary areas, which can benefit from the varied skills and diagnostics as well as therapeutic possibilities offered at both ISME clinics:

 

Preventive management to avoid injuries and overtraining, regular health checks, performance diagnostics and rehabilitation programs etc.

Besides imaging processes such as X-Rays, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, also endurance tests and telemetric processes play an important role in performance diagnostics.

Particularly blood analyses (lactate) or the modern telemetric methods enable exams of the upper airways or cardiac activity on the working horse.