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    Posted: 10 Aug 2011 at 10:04pm
When a horse does a hammy how long to repair and is it ongoing like a human hammy?

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Depends entirely on severity of the injury & how soon treatment was begun, after damage has been done - bit like that piece of string Wink. A decent vet or physio/myofascial practitioner can be more specific.
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ok lets say a standard hammy strain.How long does a horse need to be restricted to walking and swimming before galloping?
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Since when have horses ever had what one could comfortably call standard injuries? Ermm  OK, on a score of 1 - 10 severity, I'd suggest a '5' to require a fortnight of walking & swimming with twice daily sessions of careful stretching exercises, along with laser, ultra sound or equissage treatments as suggested by a specialist/operator Smile. All resistence type training to be ceased untill fully healed (uphill, treadmill, water walker).

The dosage forum seems a weird choice to post a health problem but I guess that's because we don't have a health forum - mods??????????????????

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GAJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Aug 2011 at 10:14am
Yes Gay, I guess that because dosage is also used as a medical term!!!!! Smile
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thanks for the reply was very helpful. 
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Atlantic Jewel tore a muscle in her rump ouch and she did it so easy!!!

I wonder when she could have done it maybe pulling up cos thats was a soft win.
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Jumping from the gates or a crossing is the most likely scenario, imo only Smile
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Hamstrings were never talked about 15/20 years ago! Now every second horse has a hamstring problem? Depending on who you talk to. Seems to be the problem when you can't find a real one?
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I've learnt a bit since my last post above Big smile
Tight hamstrings are a result of resistance training i.e. uphill, treadmill on an incline (they all do this) water walking & speed work in training or racing.
Some years ago, I was granted regular access to treadmill use by DKW & one of his workers told me they'd lowered the gradient due to hammy issues, also the speed used on the uphill straight track.
To combat this, stretching exercise is required with the most efficient being swimming. Obviously these can also be done manually by trained staff but the former is more cost effective from a time & wages viewpoint.
I gleaned all this from a highly regarded professional acupuncture therapist & it makes perfect sense to me.
I also think increased awareness is the difference between 20 years ago & now with most decent trainers employing professionally trained bodyworkers of various descriptions.




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The only difference between now and 20 years ago is trainers have found short cuts to preparing a horse , water walkers, mechanical walkers ( walking like trained zombies) treadmills ( good if no rider lol) I know it's a nice change for a horse to work with no weight on his back but swimming should suffice imo, body workers? most soft tissue problems occur when the body has Not been conditioned properly , pre mixed feed etc. never heard of hammy's until the last 5years and treadmills were being used in the early eighties, maybe we weren't clued up enough in my teenage years.

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