Equitana Melbourne

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Mel Rowe

Horse Health / Care

Combining the love of horses and the lymphatic system is a dream come true!

My favorite modality to learn and treat, when I had human clients was the lymphatic system and manual lymphatic drainage. As much as I like people, treating horses as an equine sports therapist was a lot more enjoyable but I did really miss being able to apply my knowledge of the lymphatic system to treatments and manual lymphatic drainage techniques.

When I made the change to treat horses, I was devastated that in Australia, Equine Manual Lymphatic Drainage was not a recognized modality for any association or insurance company. This was such a shame as it is used all over the world and provides so many benefits to horses.

I kept looking for options to learn and eventually made it to the USA for hands on training and mentoring. This training meant I could learn and become certified in my favorite modality, but also get it recognized in Australia and New Zealand.  Recently I was able to start running manual lymphatic drainage workshops in Australia and it has brought me so much delight to see owners and therapists applying manual lymphatic drainage to help more across Australia.

Visit Mel Rowe at the following sessions

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Thursday November 14th

Ariat Theatrette, Ariat Building

The horse’s lymphatic system is unique and delicate

When horses are on box rest, recovering from surgery or have any form of restricted movement, the stress to the lymphatic system if not managed will affect the well-being and management of the horse short and long term.

The horse’s lymphatic system is unique and delicate, without horses being able to move or stimulation of the lymphatic system it can become compromised and has limited capacity to repair.
Swelling occurs in the body to protect the horse, but when the swelling becomes a regular occurrence, or is not treated, the skin not only is damaged but the very sensitive lymphatic vessels in the area are also damaged, that have very limited capability or cannot repair to the same capacity.

Unlike other systems of the body the lymphatic system is not a closed circuit and requires support from the muscular, respiratory, circulatory, immunity, integumentary, digestive, and excretory systems to function, these systems of the body also require the lymphatic system to support them.

If horses didn’t have a lymphatic system they would have very swollen legs, irregular blood pressure, become very unwell with every virus that enters through broken skin.

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Saturday November 16th

EQUITANA Classroom (Royal Block)

The lymphatic system is always working

The lymphatic system is always working to remove excess fluids and waste from the body, but it is also helping the body identify possible harmful invaders or pathogens. It is vital for a body to have healthy functioning immune system.

The skin is the first layer of defence, a protective barrier and prevents harmful pathogens and bacteria from entering the body. When a foreign invader breaks the skin barrier pre-collectors of the lymphatic system are moving lymph through the vessels, into the nodes.

The lymph nodes are working to identify what is waste and what immune response is required to fight foreign invaders. When a lymph node is not sure what response to initiate, the node stops that potentially harmful cell from moving further through the lymphatic system. When this occurs, it congests the lymphatic system, and causes swelling. When swelling is stagnated this puts pressure on the surrounding skin and in some cases breaks the skin. While the excess fluid can drain away, the pressure from the swelling causes permanent damage to sensitive lymphatic vessels and creates another infection that the body needs to fight, causing extra stress on an over worked system.

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Allan Collett

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Amanda Wilson

lifestyle

Amber Evans

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Lifestyle

Anthony Worm

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Training & Horsemanship

Ash Barnett

Training & Horsemanship

Brett Parbery

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Other

Chase Day

Training & Horsemanship

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Horse Health / Care

Daisy Bicking

Sport, training

David Cowley

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

Horse health / Care

Dr Jacqui Panozzo

Horse Health, Care

Dr Jennifer Clulow

Horse health / Care

Dr John Walker

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Kate Fenner

Horse health / Care / Training

Dr Melanie Quick

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

Horse Health / Care

Dr Sabine Ware

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Shelley Appleton

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

Training & Horsemanship

Elsa Sinclair

Other, Equine Law

Emily Purvis

Training & Horsemanship

Georgia Bates

Training, Sport

Georgia Kneen

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Glenys Cox

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Helen Fletcher

Other, Sports, mindset

Helen Huie

Training & Horsemanship

Ian Mark Shaw

Training

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Horse Health / Care

Karyn Campbell

Training

Kathleen Kindler

Horse Health / Care

Kathryn Christieson

Training & Horsemanship

Kim Thompson

Training

Lara Poynton

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Horse Health / Care

Leah Wellard

Training & Horsemanship

Lee Davis

Lifestyle

Louise Sedgman

Horse health / Care

Matt Rannstrom

Training & Horsemanship

Matthew Thompson

Lifestyle

Melinda Macaulay

Training & Horsemanship

Michelle O’Neill

Training & Horsemanship

Naomi Lee

Horse health / Care

Natalia Budisa

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

Horse health / Care

Nikita Stowers

Lifestyle

Racing Victoria

Lifestyle / Rider Preparation

Robyn Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Sallyanne Slater

Training

Sandi Simons

Other - Teaching Groups

Sarah Venamore

Sport / Side Saddle

Stacey Rusic

Training & Horsemanship

Sue Spence

Sport / Ranch Riding

Sue Williams

Training

Tanja Mitton

Horse Health / Care

Tanya French

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Other / Arena Construction

Todd Cunningham

Training & Horsemanship

Tori Jeffress

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

Trisha Mc Cagh

Training

Warwick Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Zoe McKinlay

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