Horse Handling Techniques for Veterinarians and Owners

Equine veterinarians are at risk of serious injury when the 1,200-pound animals they’re treating don’t want to participate. We know, in fact, that their profession is one of the most dangerous around.

Gemma Pearson, BVMS, MRCVS, is a big proponent of safe and correct horse handling during veterinary exams. She demonstrated tactics for training horses to behave during common procedures at the 2015 International Society of Equitation Science Conference, held Aug. 6-9 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Pearson is a senior clinical training scholar in equine practice at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, in Scotland.

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AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
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  • mustang man

    It was a Great conference. Was worth 3 times what it cost to attend. Real life verified and scientifically studied and confirmed methods of every aspect of horse welfare. Next year The French national riding academy – SAUMUR is hosting the conference. Now that will be the conference of conferences, the school is going to put on a performance using all “Cadre Noir” as the riders and demonstrators for the attendees,

    this alone is worth the trip and cost of admission. Highly suggest taking writing your paper and submitting your application to ISES for membership.
    it was the best move I ever made towards the welfare of horses.

    November 2, 2015