This course will provide an introduction to modalities in the field of equine physical rehabilitation. Common equine soft tissue and orthopedic conditions and injuries will be discussed along with the role of physical rehabilitation in the treatment of these conditions. Equine anatomy, biomechanics, and physical assessment with respect to physical rehabilitation will be presented.
Therapeutic modalities will be studied in conjunctions with observation, hands-on interaction and practical sessions. Current scientific research in the field of equine rehabilitation will be discussed. Students will be involved in the day to day management of horses and maintenance of facilities. Students will be evaluated on effectiveness, knowledge of therapies, work ethic, and communication skills.
Prerequisites: ESCI 312 and ESCI 313 with a B or better with a C or better and one of the following: ERID 240 (Hunt Seat), ERID 250(Western, Draft, or Breeding section), ESTB 200 (STBD) or ESTB 210 (TB) with a B or better and permission of instructor.
4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), Fall Semester