• Introducing a groundbreaking reference in equine physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine!

    With contributions from over 80 renowned experts, the book is a pinnacle of knowledge in the field. This comprehensive tome is authored by experienced veterinarians and physiotherapists who have contributed significantly to equine health and performance.

    João Paulo Marques, the editing author, is not only one of the leading experts in the field. He has spent many years involved with high level sport including different roles in the FEI and at the Olympic Games.

    This valuable resource contains also the work of prestigious university professors, representing academic expertise from around the world. It serves as a reference and is a recommended textbook for veterinary students and professionals specializing in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

    Endorsed by numerous universities worldwide, this book resource offers unparalleled insights into equine health and performance. It features an interactive approach to learning, guiding readers through concise texts, essential facts, and scientific highlights. Illustrated with over 1000 images and supplemented by tutorial videos, it provides a dynamic and engaging educational experience to transform the knowledge of worldwide experts into a valuable and comprehensive format.

    Whether you are a seasoned veterinarian, vet nurse, or other veterinary professional, a human physical therapist interested in equine rehabilitation, or even a trainer looking to prevent injuries, this book is an indispensable resource. From the athletic horse to the leisure companion, every equine health and performance aspect is covered comprehensively.

    Reading and studying from this book promises not just education, but also an immersive journey into the world of equine physical therapy, rehabilitation, and sports medicine.

    Dr. Beate Egner
    DVM, P

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    Received his Veterinary Degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine (FMV-UTL) in Lisbon in 1995. He is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA), certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) by the University of Tennessee. He is an FEI Official Veterinarian for Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Driving. A past Member of the Board of Directors of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) and Honorary Member of this Association, he is presently a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT) and President of the Portuguese Association of Veterinary Acupuncture (APAMV). He was a guest professor at Lusófona University (ULHT) and Technical University (FMV-UTL) in Lisbon, on Equine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Chiropractic. He is the founder and Director of the equine veterinary practice Equidesporto in Portugal, and he was co-founder and Director of the Equine Rehabilitation Centre Hidrovet. His main areas of interest are Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Sport Medicine and Integrative Medicine in the performance horse. Dr. Marques is a member of the Veterinary Physiotherapy Team at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021