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2021 Educators

Dr Ian Bidstrup

Horse health / Care

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 (Neural 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. Also 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. Ian has presented a numerous veterinary conferences both here and in Europe.

Visit Dr Ian Bidstrup at the following sessions

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Sacroiliac Trouble

Sacroiliac trouble is a subject shrouded in mystery in the horse world. Sacroiliac joint coupling pain and arthritis are very common causes of low back pain, performance problems, lameness and early retirement of horses.

Most often horses with sacroiliac trouble can be well managed with a combination of regenerative injection therapy, acupuncture, veterinary chiropractic, appropriate exercises and attention to other contributing factors such as upper thoracic spinal dysfunction, hoof care, leg injuries, dental problems and saddle suitability and fit.

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Back, shoulder and hip strain of horses

Pain arising from muscle and fascia attachments to the bone of horses upper limbs and back is very common. Such strain is frequently a result of injuries to the horses spine or legs. Untreated it is often associated with recurring pain, muscle tension and a tendency for the horse to be more anxious/nervy, and also for stiffness and unevenness of gait. Short forelimb stride and tripping is common in the front end. Dragging the hind feet and rounding of toes is also common with lower back, hip and pelvic muscle attachment strain.

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training

Amanda Lewer

Training

Amie Power

Horse health / Care

Andrew Bowe

Lifestyle

Ann-Maree Lourey

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Training

Annette Willson

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Training

Dan Steers

Horse health / Care

David Leigh

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Training

Dr Angela McLeod

Horse health / Care

Dr Melanie Quick

Horse health / Care

Dr Michael Robinson

Horse health / Care

Dr Nerida Richards

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

Training

Dr Shelley Appleton

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

  • Reducing Gastric Ulcer risk in Sport horses
  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses – What’s new and what you need to know

Horse health / Care

Gracie Herring

Lifestyle

Hannah Basetti

Lifestyle

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Training

Kathleen Kinder

Training

Kim Dyer

Horse educator Larissa Bilston talks about nutrition

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Training

Lauren Woodbridge

Training

Linda Shore

Training

Melinda Macaulay

Training

Michelle O’Neill

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

Horse health / Care

Nicole Bowe

Lifestyle

Nina Arnott

Lifestyle

Olivia Pledger

Training

Pauly Daniel

Horse health / Care

Rebecca Ham

Training

Sandi Simons

Horse health / Care

Shaun Hearmon

Training

Skye Liikanen & Joshua Knight

Training

Stacey Rusic

Horse health / Care

Sue Martin

Training

Sue-Ellen Lovett

  • If it’s going to be – it’s up to me

Lifestyle

Todd Cunningham

Training

Tori Jeffress

Lifestyle

Trisha McCagh

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