Performance Horse Medicine

Get an in-depth study of anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control in performance horses

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Overview

This course provides an in-depth study of anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control in performance horses. The information in this course adds to the veterinarian’s knowledge base to enhance lameness and performance evaluation and treatment of equine patients.

Upon completion of the class, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate biomechanics of performance horses
  • Localize the root cause of performance deficits based on an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, neurology, and function
  • Select appropriate rehabilitation tools for each case

Performance Horse Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians and veterinary students only

20 CE hours

Curriculum

Muscle Basics, Architecture, Length, and Balance

3h

Tendon Architecture and Pathology

1h

Tendon Injury, Healing, Treatment, and Rehab

2h

Bone Basics, Growth, and Repair

2h

Joint Architecture and Pathology

1h

Fascia Anatomy

1h

Fascia and Pathology

1h

Densification and Trigger Points

90m

Anatomy - Neck and Thoracic Limb I & II

2h

Anatomy - Trunk and Hindquarters I & II

2h

Myofascial Lines I & II

1h

Proprioceptors

1h

Sympathetics

1h

Posture and Balance

1h

Normal Gait and Habitual Gait Patterns

2h

Biomechanics

1h

Pain I & II

2h

Neck in Motion

1h

Cervical Function and Pathology

1h

Back in Motion

1h

Thoracolumbar Pathology

1h

Business I & II

2h

Limbs in Motion I & II

2h

Locomotion

1h

Intro to Rehabilitation

1h

Intro to Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation

1h

Intro to Acupuncture

1h

Instructors

Dr. Pasteur grew up showing horses in many disciplines, including reining, saddleseat, dressage and pleasure. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin and opened an equine exclusive clinic in Green Bay. The practice grew to cover five counties, with emphases on reproduction and lameness. She received her acupuncture training from IVAS in 1997, sold her conventional practice and began an equine alternative practice. She has been a Chi instructor since 2005 and has lectured internationally. Her current practice encompasses TCVM, chiropractic and osteopathy, focusing on sport and performance horses.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2021

Schedule & Tuition

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 30 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons

Printed Binders

$50

Frequently Asked Questions