1. Equine Thermography – An imaging process utilizing infrared technology to capture the heat from the surface of the body enabling the detection of the signs of disease and injury.
a. How it works: When the body functions normally, a distinct temperature pattern is created and temperature differences detected between sides of the body will fall within a normal range. When the body functions abnormally changes to these patterns and side to side measurements may be detectable with Thermography.
b. What is it used for?
- Identify damage tendons, ligaments, Navicular, laminitis and the source of non-specific lameness
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Locate the source of miscellaneous strains, sprains & injuries
- Easily examine the horse for tooth and jaw problems.
- Pre-Purchase Inspection or sale to confirm there are no “hidden” problems with the horse.
- Saddle fitting
- Hoof Lameness (abscess, stone bruise, hot nail)
- Treatment Monitoring: monitor ongoing conditions to assess the level of improvement or deterioration during treatment.
2. Equine Massage:
a. Benefits of Equine Massage
- Enhances muscle tone and range of motion
- Reduces inflammation and swelling in the joints, thereby alleviating pain
- Promotes the healing process by increasing the flow of nutrients to the muscles and aiding in carrying away excessive fluids and toxins
- Creates a positive effect on the contractual & release process of the muscles, releasing tension, relaxing muscles
- Stimulates circulation – releases endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers)
- Helps to maintain the whole body in better physical condition
- Improves athletic performance and endurance
- Helps to restore full range of motion
- Assists in balance the body by treating it as a whole, rather than individual parts