Can Dressage Cause Neck and Back Pain in Horses?

In any discipline, cross-training in the key to keeping a horse’s neck and back healthy, says Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University.
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Can Dressage Cause Neck and Back Pain in Horses?
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In any discipline, cross-training in the key to keeping a horse’s neck and back healthy, says Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, ‘Neck and Back Pain in Horses.’ Listen to the full recording here.

In any discipline, cross-training in the key to keeping a horse’s neck and back healthy, says Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University.4/5/2019 13:37

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Kevin K. Haussler, DVM, DC, PhD, Dipl. ACVSMR, graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 before completing a small animal internship. To further his training in conservatively managing spinal-related disorders, he pursued human training at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and completed a veterinary chiropractic certification program in 1993. He completed his PhD, focusing on spinal pathology and pelvic biomechanics in Thoroughbred racehorses, from the University of California, Davis, and then studied equine spinal kinematics at Cornell University. While at Cornell, he directed the newly formed large and small animal Integrative Medicine Service. Currently, Haussler is an associate professor at the Colorado State University (CSU) Orthopaedic Research Center, where he’s involved in teaching, clinical duties, and researching. He is a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and a course instructor for the Equine Rehabilitation Certification course, co-branded by the University of Tennessee and CSU.

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