A Few Resources (please send in your suggestions!)
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Rachel Heart Bellini DVM who taught me that horses are pain hiders as a survival mechanism posted this article on why addressing the fascia is so important. From his article, "Fascia is, in fact, what creates any given posture – good or bad – in humans and animals. Fascia, like our spider web analogy, is a whole body communication system which,
if stimulated, transmits a signal to every part of the body...
We have learned, far too often, that these fascial or
soft tissue dysfunctions lead to pain and lameness."
Facial Expressions: Is Your Horse Trying to Tell You He's in Pain?
video by Dr. Sue Dyson
Rachel shares that horses, as prey animals and herd-based animals who can become dinner for predators or lose standing in their herd if they look weaker, are hard-wired genetically to hide pain. And, if we see they are in pain, they may be in far more pain than we realize.
Dr. Sue Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS
Head of Clinical Orthopedics in the Department of Equine Studies at the Animal Health Trust in Newbridge, United Kingdom
Hoof Rehabilitation Specialist Pete Ramey's
Book, Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot: Practical Instruction for the Equine Veterinarian, Farrier and Trimmer. Details Internal Anatomy and Development, Caudal Foot Pain and Laminitis Treatment, plus help for countless other hoof problems.
For healthy feet, Pete explains "...the answers are farther-reaching and involve involve every aspect of a horse's life." This book covers hoof maintenance, internal development, nutrition, biomechanics, property management and husbandry
Contributing authors Robert M. Bowker, VMD, PhD; Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD, DACVSMR, MRCVS; Brian Hampson, PhD; Eleanor Kellon, VMD, Kerry Ridgeway, DVM; Debra Taylor, DVM, MS, DACVIM; Kathryn Watts, BS
Books by Melanie Sue Bowles
Anna's powerful work came to my attention at the
2013 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo
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