Laterality… or Is It Just Asymmetry?

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Laterality – or being right- or left-handed – is a common concept applied to both horse and riders. However, upon closer inspection, laterality may not always be what we think it is. Is laterality related to left-right hoof imbalances, or having more difficulty turning in one direction, or seeing out of one eye better than […]

Assessing Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

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Poor performance, a common clinical complaint in horses, is associated with a wide array of behavioral, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurologic disorders. Pain and dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint can be difficult to localize and is often a diagnosis of exclusion (i.e., everything else has been ruled out). In this webinar, Dr. Haussler will review the anatomy and […]

Assessing Neck Pain and Dysfunction

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Horses are often diagnosed with neck pain and dysfunction, but the exact cause may be difficult to identify. The pain can originate from soft tissues (myofascial, joint capsule), articulations, or the nervous system itself via nerve irritation within the intervertebral foramen. In this webinar, Dr. Haussler will review the anatomy and biomechanical features of the […]

Assessing Pain and Behavioral Cues

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Pain is one of the most common clinical signs associated with musculoskeletal injuries in horses. Unfortunately, identifying the presence and location of pain can be one of the practitioner’s most challenging tasks. In this webinar, Dr. Haussler will review the basic pain mechanisms and discuss the pros and cons of the common methods used to assess and […]

Intervertebral Disk Degeneration & Cervical Rehabilitation Approaches

equine cross section of disk

In horses with axial skeleton pain and dysfunction, the focus has often been on the vertebrae themselves, as that is what one can observe on radiographs. However, maybe even more important are the soft tissues that hold and support the vertebrae from C2 to the sacrum. In this webinar, Dr. Haussler will review the anatomy […]

Neurophysiology Module

Neurophysiology Module

Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Pain and Dysfunction in Horses This course module provides a basic introduction to neurophysiologic principles related to axial skeleton pain. Content includes information of the pain sensitive tissues with the axial skeleton, spinal pain mechanisms, and subjective and objective measures of musculoskeletal pain in horses. Neuroanatomical descriptions of nociceptors and […]

Equine Anatomy Module

equine anatomy module

This course module provides foundational anatomical knowledge needed for the static anddynamic evaluation of horses with axial and appendicular skeleton disorders. Content includestopographic features, review of joint capsule attachments, ligamentous features, musclesresponsible for movements, and detailed descriptions of specific articular structures. Bodyregions include the head, neck, back, pelvis, thoracic and pelvic limbs.

Sacropelvic Module

Sacropelvic Module

This course module provides the foundation needed to evaluate horses with pelvic asymmetries and sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction.  A review of the unique articular and ligamentous features of the sacroiliac joint and muscles acting on the lumbosacral junction are discussed.  Biomechanical topics include muscles responsible flexion and extension of the lumbosacral joint and the […]

TMJ and Hyoid Apparatus

Head Module

This course module provides the foundational knowledge needed to evaluate horses with temporomandibular joint and hyoid apparatus disorders. Content includes topographic features, a review of the muscle mastication, and detailed descriptions of specific articular features of the temporomandibular joint and hyoid apparatus. Biomechanical insights into mandibular movement during mastication, hyoid movements, and the effects of […]

Zoonosis Canine Module

Canine Zoonosis Module

This course module provides the foundational information needed to recognize clinical signs of contagious and zoonotic diseases as they relate to the canine chiropractic practitioner.

Zoonosis Equine Module

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This course module provides the foundational information needed to recognize clinical signs of contagious and zoonotic diseases as they relate to the equine chiropractic practitioner. 

Spinal Evaluation Module

spinal evaluation module

The principal goal of the manual therapy examination is to identify whether a musculoskeletal problem exists and to localize the injury to either soft tissue, articular, or neurologic structures. Orthopedic and neurologic evaluations are important adjunctive assessments used to identify common causes of limb lameness, spinal injuries, and neurological disorders that are more appropriately and […]

Cervical Module

Cervical Module

This course module provides the foundation needed to evaluate horses with neck pain and dysfunction.Content includes detailed anatomical studies that describe and illustrate individual muscles within thecervical region. Biomechanical descriptions provide insights into the functional features of the cervicalmuscles, ligaments, articulations, and vertebrae. Detailed characterization and examples of soft tissue,neurologic, and articular pathology affecting the […]

Thoracolumbar Module

Thoracolumbar Module

This course module provides the foundation needed to evaluate horses with back pain and dysfunction.  Detailed anatomic descriptions of the soft tissue, muscular, articular, and osseous features of the thoracolumbar vertebrae and rib cage are presented. A review of thoracolumbar spinal biomechanics includes material on wither asymmetries, the role of the rib cage in weight bearing, […]