Equine rehabilitation is a growing discipline that requires trained professionals to correctly care for horses”


Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation encompasses multiple and complex specialties in continuous development that require clinicians to constantly update their skills.  

Veterinary rehabilitation is a growing discipline complemented by the diagnosis and treatment of lameness which, although typically considered sports medicine, cannot now be separated from the concept of rehabilitation, since is impossible today to understand approaching sports injuries without a rehabilitation program, retraining and/or pain and dysfunction management.

Furthermore, veterinary clinic business is a highly competitive professional field that quickly incorporates new scientific advances into its outpatient clinics, so veterinarians are faced with a labor market that requires a very high level of competence in every way.  

Mobile veterinarians' daily work is very time demanding, both in terms of the volume of working hours involved in mobile visits and the degree of personal dedication, and in terms of the time required to perform the company's administrative and management duties. For this reason, they often lack the free time they need to continue their training in-person, accredited centers, and in many instances resort to consulting procedures and other information on the Internet. Professionals expect to find reliable online specialization programs.  

In order to address all of these issues, veterinarians in equine medicine and rehabilitation need continuing education programs to constantly update their expertise in a manageable and affordable way.

The contents of this educational program are based on experience, scientific evidence and practical application. The objective is for students to develop rehabilitation plans and treatments based on a solid foundation that provides the maximum guarantee of success in both planning and execution.  

In conclusion, the Advanced Master's Degree in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete, well-founded specialization with great experts in the field who have proven international experience, which will provide students with a high level of specialization in a discipline that has become essential in veterinary medicine. 

A training program created for professionals who aspire to excellence that will allow you to acquire new skills and strategies in a smooth and effective way”

This advanced master’s degree in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation contains the most complete and up-to-date program on the market. The most important features include:  

  • The latest technology in online teaching software
  • A highly visual teaching system, supported by graphic and schematic contents that are easy to assimilate and understand
  • Practical cases presented by practising experts
  • State-of-the-art interactive video systems
  • Teaching supported by remote training
  • Continuous updating and retraining systems
  • Self organized learning which makes the course completely compatible with other commitments
  • Practical exercises for self-evaluation and learning verification.
  • Support groups and educational synergies: questions to the expert, debate and knowledge forums.
  • Communication with the teacher and individual reflection work
  • Content that is accessible from any, fixed or portable device with an Internet connection.
  • Supplementary documentation databases are permanently available, even after the program

Advances in diagnostic and interventional techniques in equine veterinary medicine result in health improvements for these animals, so it is necessary to have specialists who know how to adapt to these changes”

Our teaching staff is made up of working professionals. That way, TECH ensures to offer students the updating objective it aims to provide. A multidisciplinary team of veterinary professionals trained and experienced in different environments who will impart the theoretical knowledge in an efficient way, but above all, who will bring their practical knowledge from their own experience to the course.  

This command of the subject is complemented by the effectiveness of the methodological design of this Grand Master. Developed by a multidisciplinary team of e-learning experts, it integrates the latest advances in educational technology. Students will be able to study with a range of convenient and versatile multimedia tools that will give them the operability they need while specializing in the subject.  

The design of this program is based on Problem-Based Learning, an approach that conceives learning as a highly practical process. To achieve this remotely, we will use telepractice. With the help of an innovative, interactive video system and Learning from an Expert, students will be able to acquire the knowledge as if they were dealing with the case in real time. A concept that will allow students to integrate and focus their learning in a more realistic and permanent way.  

TECH offers you the opportunity to experience a deep and complete immersion into the strategies and approaches used in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation"


Join the professional elite with this highly effective educational specialization and open new paths to career success"


Our goal is to prepare highly qualified professionals for work experience. An objective that is complemented in a global manner by promoting human development that lays the foundations for a better society. This objective is focused on helping professionals reach a much higher level of expertise and control. A goal that you will be able to achieve thanks to a highly intensive and detailed course.


If your goal is to improve in your career and acquire a qualification that will enable you to compete among the best, then look no further: welcome to TECH” 

General Objectives

  • Identify the different anatomical structures and pathologies of the digestive tract of the horse
  • Develop and advance in the most frequent procedures to solve oral cavity pathologies
  • Recognize the symptoms of digestive disorders
  • Enable the clinician to correctly assess the systemic state of the animal and the consequent severity of the pathology
  • Establish diagnostic protocols and generate optimized treatments and prognoses
  • Establish optimal preventive medicine criteria and good management guidelines
  • Establish an appropriate methodology for the examination of the horse with respiratory or cardiac problems
  • Identify all clinical signs associated with respiratory or cardiovascular disease in equines
  • Generate specialized knowledge of respiratory and cardiac auscultation
  • Establish the specific clinical approach to horses with a respiratory or cardiovascular disorders
  • Approach patients with advanced alterations in the hemogram, biochemistry or hematopoiesis disorders
  • Develop an innovative and up-to-date methodology for patients with immune-mediated disorders
  • Develop and expand knowledge of endotoxic shock in order to provide patients with the latest treatments
  • Examine the physiology of food consumption and the physical distribution and transport of the food bolus through the small and large intestine, as well as the processes of nutrient absorption in the different digestive compartments
  • Determine the conversion of nutrients into energy available for the different organic functions of horses
  • Establish the different nutritional needs in horse diets, as well as energy requirements according to sporting discipline, productive objective or domestic animal maintenance
  • Assess cachectic horses: history and nutritional status, possible differentials, knowledge of metabolic consequences and requirements for subsequent dietary adjustments
  • Acquire specialized knowledge on new developments in antibiotic therapy and antibiotic resistance
  • Examine prebiotics, probiotics as well as the use of medicinal plants in accordance with the high market demand that exists today in this medical area
  • Update and expand in-depth knowledge and new concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness in horses
  • Identify the applied anatomy and pathologies affecting the different structures of the locomotor system in horses
  • Develop advanced screening and diagnostic methods available in the field clinic
  • Take a deeper look into both medical and surgical treatments applicable in the field clinic
  • Gain undamental knowledge of wounds, tendon lacerations and musculoskeletal infections
  • Establish an appropriate methodology for exploration, diagnosis and treatment
  • Acquire specialized knowledge of the different materials and techniques used to treat these pathologies
  • Propose alternative therapeutic strategies in wound management in place of conventional ones
  • Provide in-depth knowledge of the most common dermatological problems
  • Identify all clinical signs associated with each dermatological disease
  • Establish the specific clinical approach for each pathology and determine the prognosis and the most appropriate treatment for each skin disease
  • Identify the challenges and problems encountered by veterinarians in the practice of equine clinical oncology
  • Establish the principles of diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous neoplasms affecting horses
  • Gain detailed knowledge of the pathological processes affecting the endocrine system of horses
  • Develop management strategies for obese and insulin resistant horses
  • Establish an appropriate methodology to identify and locate neurological injuries in horses
  • Identify the alterations of consciousness and behavior, and establish protocols
  • Define the approach to ataxic horses and establish action protocols
  • Examine diagnostic methods in equine neurology
  • Detail therapeutic protocols
  • Establish an appropriate methodology for ophthalmologic examination of horses
  • Identify all clinical signs associated with ocular alterations in horses
  • Determine the specific clinical approach to horses with ocular disorders
  • Analyze the complementary methods available to diagnose the main ocular alterations in horses
  • Generate specialized knowledge on the main ocular pathologies in horses
  • Establish the general and specific treatment plans for the main ocular pathologies in horses
  • Identify urinary system pathologies horses
  • Establish diagnostic protocols to facilitate urinary pathology identification in patients
  • Expand the potential alternative treatments according to pathological situations
  • Recognize the medical and surgical genital pathologies in stallions and broodmares, assess their extent and provide appropriate treatment plans for recovery and restoration of proper reproductive functions
  • Develop surgical techniques to resolve reproductive system pathologies that can be performed in the field
  • Recognize representative clinical signs of disease in newborn foals
  • Establish effective working protocols for the early detection of sick neonates
  • Develop treatment protocols for the different diseases present in neonates
  • Optimize the use of foal imaging in the field
  • Identify and decipher the particular characteristics of locomotor system pathologies that appear during foal development and growth from birth to the end of its pediatric period
  • Develop the main specific medical and surgical techniques for pathologies affecting foals in the field
  • Develop sedation and ambulatory anesthesia procedures
  • Determine the necessary tools and knowledge to assess critically ill patients and to perform hospital treatments, such as advanced pain management, correction of hydro-electrolyte balance and acid-base balance, intensive care in neonates and adult patients
  • Delve into the fundamental medicinal and pharmacological considerations for high level sport horses
  • Delve into equine toxicology
  • Develop the application of humane euthanasia protocols
  • Examine the different methods used for objective measurement of the locomotor pattern of horses by means of biomechanical studies
  • Analyze the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the main locomotor units in horses
  • Define movement patterns in natural gaits
  • Examine the locomotor demands and specific exercises in the main equestrian sports disciplines
  • Establish the basis of comprehensive functional assessment approaches in horses
  • Define the detailed protocol involved in functional assessments
  • Develop tools to establish functional diagnoses
  • Identify functional and biomechanical problems
  • Plan and time a training program according to horse fitness levels, competitive objectives and the type of equestrian discipline
  • Design stress tests according to the equestrian discipline, deciding on parameters to be measured and how to interpret them
  • Establish the diagnostic protocol to be followed in the case of horses with loss, reduction or lack of sporting performance
  • Develop protocols to treat and prevent pathologies associated with physical exercise and training, including overtraining syndrome
  • Analyze the different modalities of manual therapy, their applications and effects on horses
  • Identify the appropriate manual treatment modalities for each case
  • Develop competencies in the application of the different modalities
  • Establish treatments using different manual therapy modalities
  • Analyze the electrophysical agents used in equine physiotherapy
  • Establish the physicochemical foundations for therapeutic interventions
  • Develop indications, application methodology, contraindications and risks
  • Determine the most appropriate for each pathology from a therapeutic and scientific point of view based on evidence
  • Analyze motor control and its importance in locomotion and rehabilitation
  • Evaluate the main tools and exercises in active therapies
  • Develop clinical and in-depth reasoning on the use of therapeutic exercises in horses
  • Generate autonomy when developing active re-education programs
  • Analyze the basic fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Identify all the points to be treated according to TCM
  • Establish an appropriate methodology for an acupuncture treatment approach
  • Justify the selection of each technique and/or acupuncture points
  • Analyze the characteristics of proprioceptive elastic taping
  • Define proprioceptive elastic taping application techniques
  • Identify in which cases to apply the proprioceptive elastic bandage
  • Establish the basis for obtaining and reading diagnostic images
  • Acquire knowledge of diagnostic techniques and clinical application
  • Assess the different pathologies and their clinical significance
  • Provide the basis on which to establish adequate physiotherapeutic treatments
  • Develop the most common locomotor system pathologies equine athletes, their diagnosis and possibilities of conventional treatments and physiotherapy
  • Present new techniques to diagnose and monitor pathology lesions
  • Propose new treatments based on publications and analyze previous treatments
  • Establish general recommendations to design injury treatment and rehabilitation plans

Specific Objectives

Module 1. Digestive System

  • Define correct methods of anamnesis, evaluation and assessment of the patient with digestive pathology
  • Develop and advance in the most frequent procedures to solve oral cavity pathologies
  • Establish anesthetic blocking protocols for oral surgery and dental extractions
  • Recognize and resolve mandibular and maxillary pathologies
  • Properly develop general examination procedures such as rectal palpation, nasogastric probing, abdominocentesis, interpretation of analytical tests and diagnostic imaging in field conditions, and establish the appropriate treatments and issue the correct prognosis in the horse with abdominal pain
  • Develop and advance in depth in the diseases affecting the digestive tract from the stomach to the rectum, assessing the stage of the pathologies that appear
  • Develop and advance in depth on liver and biliary tract diseases in the horse and their possible treatments
  • Develop and advance in depth in infectious and parasitic diseases of the digestive tract, as well as their various treatments
  • Expand knowledge, establish and develop correct decision criteria to treat abdominal syndrome in horses in the field, or in case of requiring surgical treatment, how to correctly inform owners and advise hospital referral in cases surgery is required

Module 2. Cardio-Respiratory and Vascular System

  • Specify the necessary information in clinical examinations of horses suffering from respiratory or cardiac pathology
  • Accurately recognize normal respiratory and cardiac sounds in horses
  • Identify respiratory pathologies in order to classify them and decide on possible diagnostic tests if needed
  • Establish the knowledge required when performing diagnostic procedures on respiratory patients: Laboratory tests, cytology, BAL Diagnostic Imaging
  • Propose work methodologies for patients with upper respiratory tract pathologies
  • Propose work methodologies for patients with inflammatory lower respiratory tract pathologies
  • Identify surgical pathologies of the upper respiratory tract and develop technical procedures that can be performed in the field both in scheduled and emergency conditions
  • Propose work methodologies for patients with infectious respiratory pathologies
  • Differentiate between physiological murmurs and pathological murmurs
  • Establish differential diagnoses of abnormal rhythms in terms of irregularity and heart rate
  • Propose work methodologies for patients with cardiac murmurs
  • Propose work methodologies for patients with arrhythmias

Module 3. Hematopoiesis, Immune system and Nutrition

  • Delve into the study of blood components and pay close attention to serological biochemical markers, all of which are analytical parameters that clinical specialists must know in depth so as to relate possible alterations in this sense to pathological situations of any kind
  • Acquire advanced knowledge on possible alterations related to hematopoiesis, as well as alternatives in terms of cutting-edge treatments
  • Achieve a high degree of knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms of immune-mediated disorders in order to select the latest diagnostic tests and appropriate treatment
  • Delve into the pathophysiological mechanisms of endotoxemia and the development of endotoxic shock in order to prevent secondary complications associated with this process and to apply the most up-to-date treatments
  • Understand the processes of digestion and absorption of nutrients in the different anatomical compartments of the horse's digestive tract
  • Provide the basic knowledge on nutrients necessary to develop feeding programs
  • Estimate horse weight and determine body condition
  • Easy calculation of daily fodder and grain or compound feed requirements
  • Differentiate and know how to apply the terms gross, digestible and net energy
  • Delve deeper into the knowledge of antibiotic treatment alternatives, as well as the development of antibiotic resistance, in order to train clinicians for decision making in situations where there is an important restriction on antibiotic use, either due to the patient's category or the appearance of bacterial resistance
  • Update on prebiotics, probiotics and the use of medicinal plants, their relevance as important tools in preventive medicine as well as in the treatment of specific pathologies

Module 4. Locomotor System

  • Identify the pathologies affecting the musculoskeletal system of horses by pathology type based on the different anatomical regions
  • Master the correct approach to clinical cases that may arise Obtain and control the tools to correctly explore animal patients and correctly interpret the data obtained
  • Develop optimized work schemes and diagnostic protocols
  • Advanced diagnosis of joint, tendon, bone and muscle pathologies in horses
  • Master neural anesthetic blocks, the technique used, main advantages and possible disadvantages Develop proximal blocks and other advanced anesthetic desensitization techniques
  • Master and develop in depth imaging techniques and other complementary diagnostic methods in the field
  • Receive training in the latest published therapeutic measures and the latest advances in research in the treatment of locomotor pathologies
  • Master and develop advanced medical and surgical techniques that can be performed in the field

Module 5. Surgical Pathologies of the Skin and Related Structures

  • Specify the different types of wounds that can occur in equine clinics Identify them and differentiate between acute and chronic pathologies, assess their degree of contamination and/or infection, if any, and recognize damaged adnexal structures, assessing whether they are septic
  • Gain knowledge of the different phases of skin healing
  • Determine the techniques used in tissue management, hemostasis, suturing, reconstruction and skin grafting
  • Set guidelines to choose the different types, materials and patterns of sutures, needles and drainage models available to clinicians in the field
  • Establish the different bandage types and materials both for wound treatment and immobilization Select the appropriate dressing or bandage for each clinical situation
  • Apply the different therapeutic guidelines, reparation procedures and other first aid techniques for acute and fresh wounds
  • Apply the different therapeutic guidelines and repair procedures for complicated, chronic and infected wounds, contemplating potentially using alternative procedures and technologies
  • Indicate the tests to be performed on patients with musculoskeletal injuries or infections to determine their significance
  • Reach the correct diagnosis and treatment for synovial and bone infections and perform joint lavage procedures and regional and intraosseous perfusion of antibiotics in the field
  • Specify the use of the different tenorrhaphy techniques in order to treat damage and lacerations of tendon and/or ligament structures
  • Present the different causes of exuberant granulation and its treatment
  • Apply the different therapeutic guidelines in burns and abrasions of different types

Module 6. Medical Pathologies of the Skin Endocrine System

  • Identify the main pathologies affecting the skin
  • Examine the origin of the problem and establish the dermatitis prognosis
  • Recognize the clinical and laboratory signs of the main dermatological diseases
  • Identify the symptoms of bacterial and viral skin diseases, and propose therapeutic options
  • Determine the symptoms of skin diseases of fungal and parasitic origin, and propose therapeutic options
  • Establish the symptoms of allergic and immune-mediated skin diseases, and propose therapeutic options
  • Examine the symptoms of other skin diseases as well as their prognosis and treatment options
  • Identify and develop the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of the main types of neoplasms affecting horses
  • Examine recent developments in the therapy of cutaneous neoplasms in horses
  • Gain advanced knowledge of the pathology, diagnosis and management of sarcoids, squamous cell carcinomas, melanocytic tumors, mastocytomas and lymphomas
  • Develop advanced knowledge on the pathology, diagnosis and management of equine metabolic syndrome and dysfunction of the intermediate pituitary gland in horses
  • Identify the processes that occur with alterations in thyroid hormone concentrations
  • Determine the most common causes of alterations in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium levels in horses

Module 7. Nervous System and Ophthalmology

  • Identify all clinical signs associated with neurological diseases
  • Define the key points of neurological assessments
  • Establish differential diagnoses based on the main neurological pathologies in horses
  • Present and analyze the diagnostic tools available for the different processes
  • Propose specific measures for the management of neurological patients
  • Update neurological patient treatments both in the field and in hospital settings
  • Define parameters that help establish patient prognoses
  • Delve into the use of diagnostic tools in ophthalmology, such as direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus examination and electroretinography
  • Accurately recognize clinical signs of eye pain in horses
  • Establish differential diagnoses of ocular clinical signs
  • Propose working methodologies for patients with corneal ulcers and/or infectious keratitis
  • Propose working methodologies for patients with stromal abscess and immune-mediated keratitis
  • Establish working methodologies for patients with equine recurrent uveitis and patients suffering from cataracts
  • Propose working methodologies for patients with glaucoma and for horses with ocular neoplasia

Module 8. Reproductive and Urinary System

  • Expand knowledge of pathologies affecting the urinary system
  • Recognize and establish protocols for the management of patients with acute renal failure and chronic renal failure
  • Establish working protocols for patients with post-renal urinary tract pathology
  • Comprehend the predisposing factors that may condition the appearance of this type of pathologies, and expand knowledge on the relevance of prevention
  • Develop treatment alternatives available to ambulatory veterinary clinicians
  • Study testicular, adnexal gland and penile pathology in depth, as well as their respective treatments
  • Improve productive management in subfertile stallions and mares
  • Identify and evaluate possible abnormalities in horse ejaculate, applying the necessary procedures to guarantee quality
  • Identify, treat and prevent parasitic and infectious pathologies affecting the equine reproductive system
  • Comprehend female pathologies during mating and potential treatments
  • Comprehend the pathologies that affect females during gestation and potential treatments
  • Comprehend the pathologies that affect females during the pre- and post-partum period and potential treatments
  • Attend to the needs and demands of euthyroid delivery and placental assessment
  • Develop the procedures involved in the care of dystocic labor and the performance of fetotomy
  • Develop procedures that include the resolution of possible injuries associated with labor and delivery, such as correction of rectovestibular fistulas, reconstruction of external lacerations and repair of the perineal body

Module 9. Foal Medicine and Surgery

  • Identify neonatal patients with abnormal behaviors indicative of disease
  • Establish lines of action for neonatal patients with sepsis, based on severity
  • Determine work protocols for patients with symptoms of neonatal asphyxia syndrome
  • Recognize patients with cardio-respiratory symptomatology, and issue prognoses that determine their viability
  • Develop field stabilization protocols for patients with bladder rupture or patent urachus
  • Identify the difference in diagnostic test results between neonates and adults
  • Determine the use of diagnostic imaging tools that can be used in the field to diagnose pathologies in foals, both in the neonatal and pediatric period Use these methods accurately to diagnose and assess the different pathologies that may occur in these stages
  • Develop the techniques used in examination, diagnosis and parenteral and local treatment by joint lavage of septic arthritis in neonates
  • Develop techniques that can be performed in the field to solve surgical pathologies of growing foals, such as umbilical hernia correction
  • Compile the knowledge of angular and flexural deformities in foals Develop different treatments and establish specificities according to patient age and the anatomical region affected
  • Detail the medical treatments and application of resins, splints and orthopedic hardware used in the treatment of angular and flexural deformities
  • Specify the techniques used to delay and stimulate bone growth during the surgical treatment of angular deformities
  • Determine the desmotomy and tenotomy techniques used in the treatment of flexural deformities
  • Establish an appropriate methodology for the identification, treatment and prognostication of osteochondral injuries and subchondral bone cysts

Module 10. Advanced Therapeutic Protocols and Toxicology 

  • Analyze new alternatives in terms of drugs used in sedation and anesthesia for outpatient use, and delve into the most established protocols in order to optimize this type of procedures
  • Make effective and dynamic decisions when dealing with patients with serious systemic conditions in order to establish diagnoses and treatments that ensure patient stabilization despite non-hospital conditions
  • Correct hydro-electrolyte and acid-base imbalances to ensure the reversal of hemodynamic alterations
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of equine pain management using the latest medications
  • Examine the characteristics and special considerations to be taken into account when applying pharmacological treatments in sport horses, with special emphasis on avoiding problems in case of possible positive results in control tests for biological substances in competitions
  • Gain advanced knowledge of equine toxicology, ensuring training for the recognition of toxic symptoms as well as the identification of plants and agents harmful to horses
  • Analyze euthanasia procedures in depth Act correctly with patients in these last moments of their life, applying euthanasia in the most humane way possible as a last resort 

Module 11. Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics of Horses

  • Characterize the air of walk, trot and canter from a kinetic and kinematic point of view
  • Examine the influence of neck position on the biomechanics of the dorsum and pelvis
  • Analyze the biomechanical characteristics of the pelvic limb and its relation to gait, trot and canter quality 
  • Analyze locomotor modifications associated with speed and training in horses
  • Characterize the biomechanical alterations found in claudication
  • Develop variations in movement quality induced by patient age and genetics
  • Evaluate the influence of the morphological characteristics of the hoof on the biomechanics of the thoracic limb
  • Analyze the different types of shoeing and their effect on the biomechanical characteristics of horse hooves
  • Establish the interaction of the saddle and rider on the horse’s locomotor pattern
  • Evaluate the effect of different embouchures and performance systems on the characteristics of horse movement

Module 12. Functional Assessment, Examination and Rehabilitation Planning

  • Analyze the basis and importance of relationships in a multidisciplinary team
  • Determine the difference between a functional and an anatomopathological diagnosis and the importance of global approaches
  • Objectively compile the maximum information related to clinical cases
  • Develop skills to perform general static physical examinations
  • Define the detailed regional static evaluation methodology
  • Develop analytical tools to perform complete palpation examinations
  • Develop skills to perform dynamic examinations from a functional point of view
  • Analyze the special considerations to be taken into account according to the sport discipline
  • Value the importance of rider-horse pairing
  • Define the methodology of neurological examinations complementary to functional assessments
  • Identify the presence of pain in horses
  • Determine the correct fit of the saddle
  • Define the list of problems and treatment objectives according to the findings
  • Develop basic knowledge to plan rehabilitation programs

Module 13. Physiology of Exercise and Training

  • Examine respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal changes in response to submaximal and maximal, short and long duration, and intermittent exercises
  • Understand the importance of histological and biochemical muscle changes with training and their impact on aerobic capacity and the respiratory, cardiovascular and metabolic response to
  • exercise
  • Establish how heart rate and blood lactate monitoring is performed, as well as measurement of ventilatory volumes and VO2 oxygen consumption
  • Identify the mechanisms of thermoregulation of sport horses, associated pathologies, consequences and action protocols in case of thermoregulatory alterations
  • Specify training strategies to develop oxidative potential, strength and anaerobic capacity
  • Present strategies to reduce or delay the onset of fatigue during various types of exercise

Module 14. Manual Therapy

  • Analyze different types of passive kinesitherapy and joint mobilizations
  • Develop massage methodologies and applications
  • Examine existing stretching exercises in horses and their applications
  • Develop myofascial therapy techniques and understand their influence on horses
  • Define "trigger points" and their consequences
  • Establish the existing treatments of trigger points and their execution
  • Analyze joint manipulative techniques and application methodology

Module 15. Electrophysical Agents in Equine Physiotherapy

  • Analyze the use of analgesic electrotherapy and muscle stimulation, its application, scientific basis, indications and contraindications
  • Identify possible applications of percutaneous electrolysis, as well as its scientific basis, indications and contraindications
  • Evaluate the clinical use of diathermy and its use on horses
  • Substantiate and expand knowledge on the clinical use of therapeutic lasers
  • Determine the relationship of dose to power, frequency and penetration for effective and safe laser treatment
  • Define the uses of shock waves in veterinary medicine and their application in different pathologies
  • Propose different protocols for the application of electrophysical agents

Module 16. Therapeutic Exercise and Active Kinesitherapy

  • Analyze the neuromuscular physiology involved in motor control
  • Identify the consequences of altered motor control
  • Define what specific tools we have and how we can include them in motor control re-education programs
  • Examine what elements we should consider when designing active kinesitherapy programs
  • Define core training techniques and their application as therapeutic exercise
  • Define proprioceptive facilitation techniques and their application as therapeutic exercise
  • Evaluate the characteristics and biomechanical implications of some of the main exercises from a therapeutic point of view
  • Evaluate the effects of active work

Module 17. Complementary Modalities: Neuromuscular Taping and Acupuncture

  • Define the most important aspects of TCM at the clinical level
  • Analyze the effect of acupuncture at the clinical level
  • Specifically evaluate the different meridians in horses
  • Compile information on the advantages and disadvantages of available acupuncture techniques
  • Analyze the response obtained in pretreatment scans
  • Justify the selection of acupuncture points in reference to the response to pretreatment scans
  • Propose work methodologies for horses with musculoskeletal problems
  • Analyze the mechanisms of action of proprioceptive taping
  • Develop proprioceptive elastic taping application techniques
  • Identify neuromuscular taping techniques according to the diagnosis reached
  • Integrate taping techniques and exercise in rehabilitation programs

Module 18. Diagnostic Imaging Oriented to the Diagnosis of Problems Susceptible to Physiotherapy Treatment

  • Establish protocols for diagnostic imaging screening
  • Identify which technique is necessary in each case
  • Gain specialized knowledge in each anatomical area
  • Establish diagnoses that helps better treat patients
  • Determine various diagnostic techniques and their contributions to examinations
  • Examine the normal anatomy of the different areas to be explored in the different imaging modalities
  • Recognize individual anatomical variations
  • Assess incidental findings and their possible clinical impact
  • Establish the significant alterations in the different diagnostic modalities and how to interpret them
  • Reach accurate diagnoses to assist in the establishment of an appropriate treatment

Module 19. Common Injuries in Sport Horses: Diagnosis, Conventional Treatment, Rehabilitation Programs and Physiotherapy Thoracic Limb Part I

  • Present the most frequent thoracic pathologies, as well as their etiopathology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation 
  • Recognize clinical signs associated to each thoracic pathology 
  • Evaluate conventional treatment options for the most frequent thoracic limb pathologies and subsequent monitoring 
  • Know the available physiotherapeutic treatments, rehabilitation protocols and physiotherapy treatments of the most frequent thoracic limb pathologies 

Module 20. Common Injuries in Sport Horses: Diagnosis, Conventional Treatment, Rehabilitation Programs and Physiotherapy Pelvic Limb Part II

  • Compile images by pathology to present examples of clinical cases 
  • Establish differential diagnoses that cause similar clinical signs 
  • Develop different therapies for each pathology 
  • Gain methodical knowledge for the diagnosis of forelimb lameness 
  • Determine guidelines to design individualized rehabilitation programs

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Advanced Master's Degree in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation

Veterinary rehabilitation has been one of the most advanced fields in recent years. With its evolution, there are more and more areas of specialization offered by this discipline, including care for small animals and larger species. It is in the latter that our Advanced Master's Degree in Equine Medicine and Rehabilitation is positioned, a program that, meeting the demand for highly qualified professionals, delves into the most advanced topics and aspects for the total approach to horses, from injuries in the locomotor system to failures in the digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, among others. If you want to compete among the best and perform through excellence, what are you waiting for? Enroll now!

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With our Advanced Master's Degree you will be prepared to examine and evaluate the functional limitations or disabilities presented by equine species in order to establish pain management, rehabilitation, readaptation or dysfunction programs. In this way, you will have the ability to identify the different anatomical structures that are compromised with the manifestation of an injury or disease; you will recognize the symptomatology of cardiac, digestive, respiratory and locomotor alterations, and you will perform assessments to determine the severity of the animal's state of health. Likewise, following clinical criteria, you will establish intervention protocols for the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of the patient. Through a high-level postgraduate course you will acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and technical competencies that will make you stand out in your daily practice and boost the growth of your professional career.