Equine Rehabilitation Center
After nearly a decade of planning and fundraising, the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center (MSCERC) welcomed its first horses in September 2011. The modern facility offers equipment and rehabilitation techniques to keep healthy horses conditioned and to help injured equine athletes recover post injury or post-surgery. One of the very few publicly accessible equine rehabilitation facilities in the Northeast, MSCERC is run by skilled, trained, and knowledgeable professionals who have dedicated their lives to horses.
The multi-million dollar facility, situated on 103 acres of land three miles west of campus on Route 20, boasts a 40,000-square-foot riding arena, stabling for 40 horses, and a complete equine physical rehabilitation center with cutting-edge equipment and therapeutic modalities including:
- Aquatrainer underwater treadmill (a treadmill that is slowly filled with water, allowing horses to exercise without putting their full body weight on injured limbs, joints or tendons)
- Cold salt-water spa
- Indoor swimming pool
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Laser therapy (Class IIIB)
- Game Ready™ equine treatment unit (cold compression therapy)
- 8-horse, 80-ft diameter exerciser
- Therapeutic exercises
- Lymphatic drainage grooming
The MSCERC houses the college's thoroughbred racing program and has made way for a new equine physical rehabilitation option in the existing equine science bachelor degree program, giving students more opportunities to contribute to and find employment in the equine industry.
A live, learning laboratory environment, the new center complements Morrisville State College's commitment to innovative and entrepreneurial education by providing an experience unmatched by other colleges in the nation. Students are actively involved in implementing physical rehabilitation plans developed by veterinarians and overseen by faculty and licensed veterinary technicians.
This new facility offers the greater equine community of horse owners and trainers a unique level of service, that until recently, was unavailable locally. For years to come, it will provide the equine industry with more students with training in equine rehabilitation.
With special thanks to The Gifford Foundation for their leadership gift.