Ruminant Massage

Ruminant Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for ruminants or other farm animals is an underestimated area of rehabilitation. Just like dogs and horses, farm animals can suffer from injury, disease and simply pain that can have negative effects on their production, and more importantly their welfare.

R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy aims to increase the awareness of livestock physiotherapy and provide more and more animals with the benefits and healing that physiotherapy can offer.

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R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy works under strict referral from your veterinary surgeon. This means that we must have permission from your veterinary surgeon before we can perform any physiotherapeutic treatments. 

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What conditions can physiotherapy treat in ruminants and other farm animals?

Physiotherapy can be beneficial in a range of livestock conditions, including:
  • Wounds, cuts and skin abrasions, including after surgery
  • Bruising
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Bone injuries including bone bruising and fractures
  • Tendon and ligament injury, including traumatic injuries and laxity of limb ligaments during and after pregnancy
  • Muscle injury and wastage
  • Bone, muscle and soft tissue birth defects, including muscle contracture and lax muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Nerve damage, including after calving and “splits”
  • Recumbency
  • Reduced performance
  • Showing and sales potentials

Physiotherapy in livestock is a relatively naïve area, but more and more research is being conducted into how physiotherapy and rehabilitation can help common farm animal conditions.
With your help, R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy will contribute towards the development of this new and exciting field of physiotherapy, finding different ways of treating common musculoskeletal ailments. 

If you would like to discuss your animal’s condition and whether physiotherapy could be beneficial, please contact us today!

Request an appointment

R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy works under strict referral from your veterinary surgeon. This means that we must have permission from your veterinary surgeon before we can perform any physiotherapeutic treatments. 

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