Dr Ian Bidstrup

Dr Ian Bidstrup

Treating spinal pain and dysfunction of horses has been an obsession of Dr Ian Bidstrup's for the last 25 years of his veterinary career.

Additional qualifications include a Masters Degree in Chiropractic Science and Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture (IVAS). Therapeutic approaches include Regenerative Injection Therapy (Prolotherapy) for tissue strain. Particular interests include birth trauma, girth pain, kissing spines, stifle lock, sacro-iliac dysfunction and saddle related spinal pain. Between 2002 & 2009 Ian was one of the principal lecturers in Animal Chiropractic at RMIT University Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic.

From 2000 to present he has been one of the principal lecturers at the ASFA Saddle Fit Accreditation and Advanced Accreditation courses, and is the Editor of the course manuals. He is rated as a Master Saddle Fitter by ASFA, his specialty being saddle design and suitability. Ian is a Board Member of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia, formerly known as the Australian Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Also a member of veterinary professional associations AVA, EVA, AVAG, and IVAS.

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  • Horse Health / Care

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Education Session

Kissing Spines, a very treatable disease.

Classroom Power point presentation describing kissing spines, symptoms, treatment and prevention. This is a very common cause of back pain in horses. It is, except in rare cases, an incorrectly feared and very treatable problem of horses.

Saturday 17 November 2.15pm - 3.00pm Classroom, Royal Block

Poor Posture is Killing Your Horse.

Classroom Power Point presentation exploring horse posture, the causes and effects of poor posture and in particular, relating it to the loss of longevity of horses. Included will be a brief run down on treatment and prevention of the most common causes of poor posture.

Friday 16 November 4.15pm - 5.00pm Classroom, Royal Block