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By Catherine McGowan, Lesley Goff

A completely up-to-date variation of this crucial reference advisor for physiotherapists and actual therapists, seeking to practice the confirmed merits of physiotherapy to the therapy of better half and performance animals.

  • Seven new chapters supply enormously extended insurance of useful therapy and rehabilitation
  • Includes studies of other physiotherapy suggestions, drawing on either human and animal literature
  • Discusses ways in small animal medication in addition to for elite equine athletes
  • Provides utilized evidence-based medical reasoning version, with case examples
  • Now in complete color with many extra illustrations

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It is quite clear that fibre restriction is detrimental to the horse’s health and welfare. 5 kg/100 kg BW (Videla & Andrews 2009). 5% BW, at least in the short term (Dugdale et al. 2010). 9). Feed restriction can lead to ponies eating their shavings (Curtis et al. 5% BW ate up to 3 kg of wood shavings/day. It is also essential to ensure that micronutrient intake is adequate by advising a balancer. Being overweight is recognised as being a chronic inflammatory disease and as such, antioxidant support is as important for the rehabilitating/leisure horse as for the elite competition horse (Marlin et al.

There are two main requirements for muscle development: resistance training and nutrition that supports muscle protein synthesis. 9 BW, bodyweight. Source: Data from Lacombe et al. 2004. 5 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 0 0 55 101 0 3 104 192 0 8 be discouraged from thinking that a ‘topline/conditioning’ feed is the only answer. In human athletes, the timing of protein consumption has a significant effect on the rate of muscle protein synthesis. Research has shown that protein consumed immediately before, during and immediately after exercise causes more muscle protein synthesis than equal amounts of protein consumed at other times (Aragon & Schoenfeld 2013; Pennings et al.

The key for increasing activity in cats is to focus on environmental enrichment and encourage activity through play and by simulating natural hunting and stalking behaviour (Brooks et al. 2014). Hiding or placing food in multiple locations in the house or using food-dispensing toys can encourage exercise, as can using play with a rod or wand type toy or laser pointer that encourages the cat to mimic predatory behaviour (Ellis et al. 2013). Some cats can be easily encouraged to follow their owner around the house for 5–15 minutes per day.

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