Morrisville State College Opens New Equine Rehab Center

After nearly a decade of planning and fundraising, the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center (MSCERC), located in Morrisville, N.Y., recently welcomed its first horses.

A public open house is scheduled for April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. at the facility, which offers equipment and rehabilitation techniques designed to keep healthy horses in top condition and to help injured equine athletes recover post-injury or post-surgery.

The open house will feature information stations on different therapeutic modalities and demonstrations utilizing rehabilitation equipment.

Run by skilled, trained, and knowledgeable professionals who have dedicated their lives to horses, the MSCERC is one of very few publicly accessible equine rehabilitation facilities in the Northeast.

Located on 103 acres of land three miles west of Morrisville State College's campus on Route 20, the new multi-million dollar campus addition boasts a riding arena measuring 40,000 square feet, stabling for 40 horses, and a complete rehabilitation center with state-of-the-art equipment and therapeutic modalities.

Equipment and therapeutic modalities include an underwater treadmill, indoor swimming pool, solariums, a cold salt-water spa, laser therapy, and therapeutic ultrasound.

The new facility offers the greater equine community of horse owners and trainers a unique level of service that until recently was unavailable locally. It also made way for a new equine rehabilitation therapy concentration in the existing equine science bachelor degree program which will provide the equine industry with graduates who have had training in equine physical rehabilitation.

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