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Friday Feature: Orthopaedics

This week’s letter is O. If you missed last week’s Friday Feature, take a look at Nutrition (Equine).

Would You be Interested in Correcting This?

Orthopaedics is a specialised field that focuses on preventing or correcting injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and muscles, joints and ligaments associated with it.  For someone who is pursuing the veterinary side of a career and has a particular interest in a horse’s conformation and soundness, this may be an area of specialisation that you feel is worth investigating.

Then again, you may feel that being a farrier is where you want to go!

For someone who is interested in the idea of orthopaedics as a career, consider:

  • You will need to look into a veterinary science degree
  • A knowledge of horse conformation is essential
  • A specialised field like this may require that you first practice as a vet in many facets of the equine industry, perhaps even small animals

For other posts that relate to this area of work on Equus-Blog, take a look at:

“You cannot remain unmoved by the gentleness of conformation of a well-bred and well-trained horse… more than 1000 pounds of big-boned, well-muscled animal, yet forever a menace with it’s innocent power… but when it greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large and liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.” – Author unknown

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