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
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, 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.
- Study: Horse Fitness, Layups, Usage Linked
- Diagnosing Equine Neck Conditions
- Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance
- Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition
- Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined
- Study Examines Post-Anesthetic Myelopathy in Horses
- Nutritional Support for Injured Equine Athletes
- The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB
- Study Evaluates Injectable Treatment for Tendon Injuries
- Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing