google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html Animal Health Trust Vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Animal Health Trust Vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Animal Health Trust Vet champions ridden horse welfare with new video series

    Click image for larger version  Name:	1.jpg Views:	1 Size:	97.2 KB ID:	46356
    One of the UK’s most eminent equine orthopaedic specialists, Dr Sue Dyson, is playing a leading role in a series of new educational videos aimed at helping riders, owners, trainers and vets to recognise musculoskeletal pain and subtle lameness sooner. Dr Dyson, who is Head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Centre for Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, UK, believes that the videos are a valuable learning tool to help improve the welfare and performance of the ridden horse.

    Recognising Subtle Lameness is a four-part video series that is being rolled out over a couple of months, with the third video released this week. The series has been produced by the US’s popular evidence-based online educational resource Equitopia, in conjunction with Padma Video. It has enabled Dr Dyson to bring to life the key findings of her studies to help to engage her target audience – anyone who is involved with horses.

    The videos give the viewer clear, practical guidance on how to pinpoint the notoriously elusive common culprit for poor performance and behavioural issues: pain. In addition to focussing on Dr Dyson and her work, the first three videos in the series harness the knowledge of renowned equestrian experts including equine veterinary behavioural medicine specialist Jeannine Berger, Saddle Research Trust founder, Anne Bondi; Concordia Connection founder, Milly Shand; equine veterinary surgeon and horse training and rehabilitation specialist Karin Liebbrandt; and eventing coach, author and bridle designer William Micklem. Together they deliver a crisp, concise perspective on the many variable factors associated with pain-induced lameness including primary musculoskeletal pain, tack induced pain or rider induced pain.

    · Video 1 explains the familiar indicators of lameness before revealing pain’s less obvious signs such as facial expressions and behaviour https://youtu.be/0lPvyxzSER0

    · Video 2 outlines a protocol for establishing the main sources of underlying pain associated with subtle or obvious lameness in horses https://youtu.be/VDvzKV8H4XQ

    · Video 3 shows how to recognise the facial expressions of a horse in pain https://youtu.be/QUzvYluYsSo

    · Video 4, to be released later this month, covers aspects of the rehabilitation of a lame horse.

    As a rider to top national level in both show jumping and eventing, as a trainer and as an equine orthopaedic specialist Dr Dyson has, over many years, repeatedly observed behavioural adaptations to lameness. Such adaptations were seen in ridden horses and improved, but were not necessarily completely abolished, by the resolution of lameness by diagnostic analgesia. These experiences were the inspiration for her substantial work on the behavioural signs of pain, which includes an ethogram for facial expressions in ridden horses as a first step toward assessing pain other than through obvious gait changes.

    “I was fed up with seeing horses, often a long time after behavioural signs may have indicated something wasn’t quite right,” explains Dr Dyson. “Owners would say ‘he’s always been a grumpy horse’, ‘he’s never been a willing horse’, ‘he’s never wanted to stand to be mounted’ and so on. So many vets are missing a trick by not seeing horses ridden as part of a lameness investigation - despite the fact that most owners have horses in order to ride them. These things get missed at pre-purchase examinations too. Early recognition is nearly always advantageous for a better prognosis.”

    The videos are being extremely well received around the globe, having clocked up almost 100,000 views already.

    “I do understand why owners may want to bury their heads in the sand and not recognise that their horse has a problem but it is just so important from a welfare perspective,” said Dr Dyson. “Horses should be happy and it is our obligation not to exploit them. Quite simply, a pain-free horse will perform so much better. These videos should help riders, owners, trainers and vets understand what the horse is actually trying to say. We owe it to them to listen.”

    Watch the videos free on YouTube now. https://youtu.be/0lPvyxzSER0https://youtu.be/VDvzKV8H4XQhttps://youtu.be/QUzvYluYsSo


      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Night RVN required at Grove Lodge Vets - Worthing, West Sussex
      IVC
      Come and join us at Grove Lodge Vets!

      Are you looking for an exciting new adventure within a growing company? Then look no further.
      We know there’s more to life than work – that’s why when you join Independent Vetcare Ltd at Grove Lodge Vets you’ll get your pick of our amazing company perks. That includes discounted shopping, discounted gym membership and great price cinema tickets, plus loads more.

      You’ll also get:

      • ECC Cert funded by practice...
      Today, 05:34 PM
    • RVN required at Budget Vets - Blackwood, Caerphilly
      IVC
      At Budget Vets, we are looking to add a vibrant nurse to our small and happy team in Blackwood. This is a thriving branch so we are looking for someone who is chatty and interactive with colleagues and clients alike and who isn’t afraid to muck in and use their initiative.

      We have excellent equipment and clinical level and are able to support an SVN coming in to the business if they are looking to complete their training.

      We place a lot of importance on work-life balance...
      Today, 02:36 PM
    • Vet required at Midforest Vets - Hampshire, UK
      IVC
      We have an exciting opportunity for a SA Vet, to join our well established dual site practice.

      Ideally, you will be 1+ years qualified, a great team player with a compassionate, confident and caring nature. We encourage clinical freedom, case independence, and case-continuity with an interesting and varied caseload.

      We offer;
      • Relocation package
      • 4 day week (40 hours)
      • 1 x Saturday in 5 with TOIL
      • 5 days CPD with budget of £1200 pa.
      •...
      Today, 09:57 AM
    • Mars Petcare Unveiled as New Diamond Partner for WSAVA
      Kristina Kisbee

      Mars Petcare has become a Diamond Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), building on a long-term relationship with the global veterinary association established by the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, the company’s scientific HQ. Under the terms of the new partnership, individual divisions of Mars Petcare will support the work of four of the WSAVA’s key Clinical Committees as follows:

      · The Global Nutrition Committee (GNC), which helps the veterinary...
      Today, 08:42 AM
    • BCVSp Provides Clinical Audit Workshop for Specialists
      Kristina Kisbee


      The British College of Veterinary Specialists is running a clinical audit workshop to help members and non-members develop tools and strategy for clinical audit in Veterinary Specialist Practice. The one-day event will be held on 28 March 2019, at Rossdales Equine Hospital, Newmarket, Suffolk.


      The BCVSp is a registered charity, established in 2014. Its primary aim is to advance the education of the public and the wellbeing of animals through the development, understanding
      ...
      Today, 08:39 AM
    • Clinical Director required at Park View Vets - Lincoln
      IVC
      Are you wanting responsibility for making the key decisions on how a practice is run? Are you a motivated, enthusiastic vet with excellent clinical skills? Are you passionate about delivering excellent client and patient care?

      If so, an exciting opportunity awaits at Park View Veterinary Hospital in Lincoln. We require a new Clinical Director to join one other, and a large team of dedicated vets, nurses and receptionists. All the usual toys, purpose-built premises and not out of hours...
      Yesterday, 04:30 PM
    Working...
    X