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By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff

A completely up to date version of this crucial reference advisor for physiotherapists and actual therapists, trying to practice the confirmed merits of physiotherapy to the therapy of spouse and performance animals.

  • Seven new chapters supply enormously improved insurance of sensible therapy and rehabilitation
  • Includes reports of alternative physiotherapy suggestions, drawing on either human and animal literature
  • Discusses techniques in small animal medication in addition to for elite equine athletes
  • Provides utilized evidence-based scientific reasoning version, with case examples
  • Now in complete color with many extra illustrations

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Increased physical activity has been shown to allow dogs a higher energy intake while maintaining weight loss goals (Wakshlag et al. 2012) and exercise can be an important part of a weight loss programme. Recommendations for increasing the activity level of the dog or cat as part of an obesity management programme must be individually tailored to suit both the pet and the owner and the most appropriate advice will vary from case to case. In addition to increasing daily energy expenditure, benefits of incorporating activity into the daily routine include the introduction of a form of owner–pet interaction that does not involve feeding, and the perception by the owner that their pet’s quality of life is improved.

They need to be able to help owners distinguish between information that has become ‘folklore’ and that which has grounding in research and science. Because of the Applied animal nutrition ever-changing messages in the press on human nutrition, owners might either extrapolate misinformation and apply it to their horses or simply dismiss the importance of nutrition due to these conflicting views. However, nutritional support is a vital part of the physiotherapist’s armoury because nutrition directly or indirectly affects all the body systems.

Although you might prefer to involve a nutritionist for a detailed nutritional history, there are some steps that you can take to rule out the obvious and to check diet sufficiency and management. 4 Weighing a horse on a weighbridge. to current history saves duplication. Ensure that bodyweight and fat (condition) score and workload are included in the records. Bodyweight Knowing the bodyweight of the horse is important as it determines the energy (calorie/kilojoule) requirements of the horse. 4).

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