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Stall Rest and Rehabilitation

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Stall rest is necessary for treating certain equine injuries and conditions. However, keeping a horse happy and healthy during recovery is often a challenge.

About the Experts

Bradford G. Bentz, VMD, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP (equine)

Brad Bentz, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, ABVP, ACVECC, owns Bluegrass Equine Performance and Internal Medicine in Lexington, Ky., where he specializes in advanced internal medicine and critical care focused on helping equine patients recuperate at home. He’s authored numerous books, articles, and papers about horse health and currently serves as commission veterinarian for the Kentucky State Racing Commission.

Brad Jackman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS

Brad Jackman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is the owner and CEO of Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, Calif., where he and his team specialize in the care of the equine athlete. The practice includes a full-service equine hospital and is recognized as a leader in equine lameness and surgery. As a surgeon, Jackman helps treat and care for a wide variety of horse health issues and injuries. He is also an active committee member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and enjoys being involved in the recruitment and development of veterinary students.