Through years of selective breeding we have selected horses that best suit our needs. Those needs often include being able to do a type of work, having a pleasant character and be able to do the job without getting sick or injured.
The majority of the horses we deal with are in some way or the other “Equine Athletes”. Per definition athletes push themselves further than others, and that’s why we select them. By pushing that extra bit during the last jump or final sprint, these horses are therefore more likely to get injured.
It is for this reason that we see it as our duty to make sure we look after our equine athletes by being proactive in prevention and management of injuries.
Tendons, ligaments and muscles are per definition dynamic in nature and management of these structures needs to be dynamic as well. We can’t accept tendons to just “blow” or see young potential athletes never make it to their true potential.
Our Tendon Tissue Assessment (UTC) enables us to be pro active and dynamic! The technology allows us to assess the effects of certain exercise (loading)on tendons and ligaments by analysing fibre composition and organisation. This analysis allows us to make an assessment of the quality and health of the tendon, but also if the horse is actually coping with the current training level or not. (More about UTC).
We also developed an applied thermal assessment protocols. The thermal scans are analysed using our data extraction algorithm which allows us to pin point areas of interest. The gathered information can be used for further analysis/diagnosis/treatment by a veterinarian, physiotherapist or other expert. (more on thermal imaging)
Good clinical assessment by a qualified expert is essential to a functioning management protocol and we are proud to say that our company is based upon a world wide network of experts, trainers, riders and owners all sharing experiences on dealing with injury prevention and management.
We make all these experiences, treatments, technologies, services and products available to our clients all over the world by offering a wide network of agents and online features. If beneficial we will get your veterinarian or other experts in direct contact with our experts to discuss your horse.
Sharing these experiences with each other and our clients makes that we get exceptional results in prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and management.