Therapy

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Therapy Centre

Our Therapy centre construction is completed and the stable block is back on track and has been fitted with the Supreme Loddon stable range.

Our ECB Equine spa has been moved to its permanent home and is being used every day by the residents.

The equine spa has been developed by Prof. Evan Hunt and has produced remarkable results for all types of leg injuries. An adaptor has also enabled treatment of stifle and shoulder injuries with exceptional results.

Our therapy centre will provide access to all the latest treatments and facilities to ensure that your equine partner is healthy, fit and feeling good.

Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your equine and to keep abreast of new developments.

We have attended many lectures including a two day lecture on tendon injuries and recognising lameness which was headed up by a panel of experts from around the world. The aim was the Competition Horse for the 2012 Olympics and gave an interesting insight into the stresses placed on the competition horse.

Our committment to learn and develop will keep us at the cutting edge.

Therapies will compliment breeding, rearing and schooling of horses.

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Equine Hydrotherapy Spa

How it works

Temperature

Spa water is maintained between 2 and 4ºC, to minimise heat and inflammation. This provides analgesic pain management as well as inhibiting enzyme degeneration of tendons post injury.

Salt Concentration

The SPA salt solution acts as a hypertonic poultice as well as having a natural healing effect on wounds.

Aeration

Water aeration has a massaging effect on the leg and increases the dissolved oxygen content of the solution.

Depth

The depth of the water is proportional to the pressure exerted on the leg which aids fluid and waste dispersal; this can be varied according to position and severity of the injury.

Biological Control

With water hygiene levels continually being maintained with a combination of fine filtration, chlorination, cold water and salt, the Spa allows thousands of successive treatments. These same factors not only prevent further micro-biological infections but actually help treat any pre-existing conditions.

Dissolved Oxygen

As water gets colder its ability to carry oxygen increases and with the Spa also being aerated, the oxygen content is increased dramatically. It is believed that the spa has similar effects on internal equine leg injuries to that of hyperbaric chamber treatments in humans; and with topical wounds, re-oxygenation allows natural defence systems to intensify in their therapy.