Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists in
the field, this text provides clinically-orientated information on
osteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientific
rationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing
a detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures you
need to know to perform safe and effective osteopathic procedures.
Drawing on well established practices for humans this book
provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic
osteopathic procedures that can be used on horses.
Full of practical information, it demonstrates how
professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt
different procedures in different clinical settings.
Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructions
demonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy.
Covers treatment both with and without sedation and general
This comprehensive text is written for students and
practitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. It
will also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinary
practitioners who want to know more about the treatment of
Anthony Pusey, an osteopath of international renown, hasbeen instrumental in establishing the role of osteopathy in thetreatment of animals. Qualifying from the British School ofOsteopathy in London in 1971, he developed a large humanosteopathic practice whilst also forging links with veterinarypractices where he treated horses from the top echelons of thehorse world, including Olympic competitors of many differentnations. He also treated the horses of the Household Cavalry, TheRoyal Mews and Windsor Castle. He lectured nationally andinternationally, as well as developing a Master of Science degreein the application of osteopathy in the treatment of animals. Thisbook is a distillation of over 35 years of his work in this field. Julia Brooks MSc DO qualified from the British School ofOsteopathy in 1983, before joining Anthony Pusey in a practice thatencompassed both human and animal osteopathy. She haslectured nationally and internationally at postgraduate level, andhas been involved in Masters programmes and postgraduate diplomasin both the development stages and as an external examiner for theUniversity of Wales. Annabel Jenks DO, ND is an osteopath with over 25years experience. She has a private practice in Essex, UK,treating a full spectrum of patients both human and equine, fromPony Club to Olympian. She graduated from The British College ofOsteopathic Medicine in London, where she has been a governor since1997. She is a faculty member on the Masters Degree in AnimalOsteopathy at the University of Wales. She has previously ridden inall disciplines but now concentrates on dressage, training andcompeting with her own horses, from novice through to advancedlevel.