The 4-part series by Dr Ian Bidstrup, exclusive to Horses and People magazine.
Fully illustrated eBook covering the cascading and long-lasting effects of thoracic birth trauma and strategies for the reduction, management and rehabilitation.
The eBook includes:
- Part 1 – Introduction to thoracic birth trauma: An detailed account of what it is, what the research shows, which systems are affected and an overview of the consequences.
- Part 2 – The ‘girthy’ horse: A deeper look into the closely related problems of girth sensitivity, anxiety, stomach ulcers and posture/conformation issues, as well as how wither and girth pain associated with birth trauma affect saddle fit in a very serious way.
- Part 3 – The ‘crooked’ horse: The effect that birth canal trauma has on the development of asymmetries commonly referred to as ‘crookedness’, ‘laterality’, ‘one-sidedness’, and high-heel low-heel syndrome.
- Part 4 – Treatment and Rehabilitation: Treatments to reduce the impact of birth trauma following birth and rehabilitation strategies for adult horses affected.
Is your horse girthy, or crooked? And, does he or she have uneven front hooves?
This problematic trio is one of the most common reasons owners decide to seek some form of body therapy for their horse. After treating more than 10,000 horses and analysing related research over the past 20 years, Dr Ian Bidstrup, a Veterinarian, Veterinary Chiropractic and Acupuncture Practitioner from central Victoria, has realised that his original theory on the causes of girthiness and ‘one-sidedness’ has turned out to be only the tip of a very large iceberg.