Back disorders and back pain can affect performance negatively in athletic and pleasure horses. Various aetiology have been proposed including primary back pain (soft tissue disorder, vertebral lesions, poor tack fitting...) and back pain secondary to lameness. Various treatment are available and include conservative management such as systemic non-steroidal administration, rest, local infiltration with steroids, core stabilization exercises, physiotherapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, mesotherapy... and surgical management such as interspinous ligament desmotomy and resection of the affected dorsal spinous processes. This presentation will give the equine practitioner an overview of non-surgical management available to treat back pain and how best to use them.
Presented by Melanie Perrier, DACVS, DECVS, CERP
Lecturer in Soft Tissue Surgery at Royal Veterinary College
Presented at the London Vet Show 2019
RVC Equine Theatre 2
Thursday, 14 November at 10:30am