ASC309 Horse Rehabilitation (8)
Enrolment restrictions: Nil
Assumed Knowledge: ASC202
This subject will explore the pathophysiology of equine sporting injuries and examine natural bodily repair processes of the equine musculoskeletal system. Injuries common to particular equestrian disciplines will be compared. This knowledge will be built on to further examine opportunities in assisting the timely rehabilitation of sport horses. This will include administration of first aid to an injured equine athlete and developing competency in applying various bandages. Comparative aspects of various therapies will be covered. The role of Veterinarians and physiotherapists in equine rehabilitation will be discussed. Students will develop skills in application of routine stretching exercises and simple massage techniques to sport horses as part of an attempt at injury prevention.