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Buzz the Lurcher – Ball Throwing

12/06/2019 by in Dog

Like most energetic dogs, Buzz, a lurcher from Worcestershire, loved nothing more than chasing and catching tennis balls that his owner would throw every time they went for walkies. But one morning during their usual routine, Buzz ran and jumped…

Preliminary Study of the Effect of manual Chiropractic Treatment on the Laterality of Mechanical Nociceptive Thresholds in Thoroughbred Racehorses by Lucy Goodright

07/06/2019 by in Research news

Lucy Goodright is a working committee member of McTimoney Animal Association, specialising in chiropractic, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques. Before training as a McTimoney therapist, Lucy worked as a freelance rider and groom, and was hired as an exercise jockey…

Orange proves his zest for life

07/05/2019 by in Horse

An event rider from Hampshire, Maddy Taylor, and her horse Orange, proved that dedication pays off despite all odds, aided by the skills of McTimoney Animal Practitioner Jenny Lewis MSc, BSc (hons), MMAA. Following a nasty fall which left Orange…

MAA Research presented at SRT 2018

11/04/2019 by in Horse, Research news

Lucy Bounden (Goodright) was very proud to present her research poster at the Saddle Research Trust International Conference in December 2018.

Banjo bounds back following McTimoney Therapy

04/04/2019 by in Dog

Following a brutal dog attack which left Banjo, a four-year-old Lurcher, terrified and facing a long period of rehabilitation, McTimoney treatment has seen him return to his old self and back competing in agility, just months after the accident occurred….

A preliminary study of the effect of manual chiropractic treatment on laterality of mechanical nociceptive thresholds (MNTs) in Thoroughbred racehorses.

Support evidence that manual chiropractic treatment reduces sensitivity to pain along the thoracic and lumbar musculature with independent laterality effects at different sites.
Further research is warranted with larger cohorts, repeatability and over a longer period

Investigation into the effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatment, Static Magnetic therapy and a combined treatment intervention on the Mechanical Nociceptive Threshold values in Thoroughbred Racehorses.

Support evidence of a positive effect of McTimoney Chiropractic and with the use of Magnetic rug(1000gauss) on the horses’ back muscle sensitivity to pain (increased MNTs) compared to no treatment intervention for 14 days
Further research is required on the differences between the treatments on muscle tonicity effects and performance parameters and horses with back pain.

An investigation into the effect of the relationship between spinal vertebrae alignment and the performance of FEI international 1* event horses at a British Eventing competition.

Event horses that had a lower total number of misalignments were more likely to be placed higher in a FEI 1* eventing competition.
Further research of effects of correcting misalignments on performance parameters is recommended.

Is there a relationship between the age at which training the National Hunt Thoroughbred Racehorse commences and chiropractic assessment of skeletal symmetry.

Commencing training of National Hunt (NH) racehorses at 3yrs (rather than 4) had, on average, fewer misalignments of the spine and pelvis.
Training at an earlier age may be beneficial for skeletal symmetry.

Dime the Shire Horse – HorseWorld Trust

03/02/2018 by in Horse

In November 2017, 19 shire horses were rescued from Bewdley in Worcestershire. The horses were being illegally fly-grazed, a practice where horses are grazed on land without the consent of the landowner. Ownership of the shire horses had been transferred…

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