REHABILITATION & PAIN

Pain Relief for Donkeys

By Joy Curzio, April 2024

Most pain-relief agents for horses are used off label for donkeys even though the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics might be different.

Diagnosing Chronic Muscle Pain That Affects Performance

By Marie Rosenthal, MS, April 2024

Chronic muscle pain can be a cause of lameness and exercise intolerance, so identifying its cause and treating quickly become important to help improve performance, according to Stephanie J. Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVSMR, of the Valberg Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory, in Michigan.

Is It Pain or Behavior Issues?

By Landon Gray, December 2023

Recognizing and understanding behavior will help in diagnosing and managing pain in equids, according to information presented at the 2023 BEVA Annual Congress, in Liverpool, England.

Equine-Facilitated Therapy Improved Functioning of People With Low Back Pain

October 2023

Patients with chronic low back pain may benefit from equine-facilitated therapy (EFT), a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. During a 12-week intervention, the perceived amount of pain decreased, and the ability of daily functioning improved among EFT participants.

New Saddle-Mapping Technology May Reduce Back Pain

October 2023

Equine back pain is prevalent in at least 35% of ridden horses and often is attributed to poor saddle fit.

Can Chiropractic Care Reduced Pain and Stiffness in Limb Lameness?

 By Marie Rosenthal, MS, December 2021

Although a new study found no significant changes in lameness scores after chiropractic care, there were significant changes in the severity of pain. Some locations also saw less muscle stiffness and hypertonicity.