EarthEco Essentials (Pty) Ltd


EarthEco Equine Services

 

Official Equine Therapist Services to leading show jumping, racing and WCQ stable yards.

 

We are passionate about the environment,  earth and animals and as a result of our passion, we took the decision to start a company dedicated to the health and well being of our animals.

The key areas that we have chosen is the improvement of mobility and performance in sport horses as well as the rehabilitation of injury and identification of core problems through Thermal imaging.


We hope you will enjoy our Eco and Animal friendly web site.


Chantal and Rob Holder.


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EarthEco Equine Services

Specializing in the following Equine services:

Chantal and Rob Holder 


Equine Therapists

FEI Registered Permitted Equine Therapist's.

South African Veterinary Council: - Registered Veterinary Physiotherapists.

AP20/18442  /  AP20/18442

Masterson Method Certified Practitioners / Instructors - USA/Australia/ UK.



  • Equine Evaluation - Full body palpation and flexion evaluation of the horse to identify reaction, muscle tension and restriction             within the horses body.
  • Equine Therapy - Full body treatments specializing in releasing tension and restriction in the major junctions of the horse to                 restore normal functionality and to improve movement and performance in sport horses. Additional modalities may be used in the       treatment such as Equine Faradic (electronic muscle stimulation), Equine Tens (muscle stimulation and pain relief).

    Additional Treatment modalities offered

  • Niagara Equissage treatment to facilitate blood flow and injury recovery.
  • Photizo light therapy treatment - wound, injury and soft tissue healing, sinusitis, infection and more.
  • Ultrasound - treatment of tendon and ligament injuries.
  • Kinesiology Taping - Lymph drainage and circulatory support, injury support, muscle memory.
  • Veterinary Thermography - Equine and Small Animal (Certified Veterinary Thermographer -Teletherm USA).

Thermal imaging

Thermal Imaging is the latest technology is assisting with accessing lameness and reaction in palpation of animals.


Thermal imagery can locate and localize the origin of inflammation within the Equine body when comparing heat patterns from one side of the body to the other. Combined with the computer software analysis, EarthEco Equine Services, through certification as Veterinary Thermographers, are able to pin point the core point of the heat / inflammation. 


The Scanners used fully comply with the International Specification Requirements for Veterinary Thermography meeting the required Micron reading, Temperature scope and Temperature increment measurement required for clarity and accuracy. In addition, settings within the scanners take reflective temperature, emisivity (setting for evaluation of heat emitted by the animal based on body location and length of hair), and scan distance into account resulting in a 99% accuracy in the images.


The power of the scanner is in the latest analytical software available to EarthEco Equine Services. Software manipulation and the algorithm allows EarthEco Equine Services to remove colour noise from the image and to extract and pin point the exact location of the core heat. In addition, the software then allows us to superimpose core heat location onto a digital image for ease of landmark reference.

Consultants to international Veterinary Practice "Equinetendon.com" (Ireland, England, Holland, Mauritius, South Africa) in the field of Equine Thermograpy and Analysis.

Rob Holder - Veterinary Thermoghraphy / Equine and Small Animal (Teletherm infrared systems / research, Tampa, USA)

Click on image to redirect Thermal Report Case Studies


NB: Equine Thermography is not a diagnosis of injury and only identifies increases in thermal activity within the body. Diagnosis of injury can only by conducted and confirmed by a Veterinarian.

      

Training
Basic Stretch Out Program for Sport Horses

EarthEco Equine Services offer a 3 hour course covering the principals and techniques behind the importance of pre and post workout and pre competition stretch out programs as well as a demonstration of the stretches.

After each technique demo, the participant will be required to practice on a horse to ensure the correct technique is used guided by the instructor. 

The short course covers 4 areas:

1. Correct carrot stretch techniques: This ensures not only the improvement of the horses flexibility but also is a quick and clear technique to identify restrictions in flexibility within the horse that may affect performance.

2. Release points used to initiate relaxation of the muscles groups into the shoulders.

3. Correct Front and Hind leg stretch procedure to achieve maximum relaxation to improve movement.

4. Correct Front leg stretches after saddle is fitted and girth strap tightened to ensure no restriction in movement of the front legs.

Participants are supplied with a course manual and well as a Certificate of Completion.

The course is aimed at the rider and in particular, the grooms of sport and competitive horses.

A minimum of six participants is required to hold a course.

For more info or bookings please contact us through the "Contact Us" page or alternately email [email protected]