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EBER: Evidence-Based Equine Rehabilitation

Date: Ongoing (Distance Learning)
Cost: $2295
Duration: 67+ hours


The unique online Evidence-Based Equine Rehabilitation course from the Academy of Animal Sport Science (AASS) is jam-packed with the latest information on all the key topics in equine sports therapy and rehabilitation. All 37 lectures in this RACE-approved course are presented by the world’s leading specialists, with professional audio narrations, video materials, interactive self-quizzes and group discussions for each topic.

Study in your own time, from anywhere in the world, and learn from the best professionals in the field!

Course Duration:

This module takes 67 hours to complete all lectures in full, including the guided study and self-quizzes at the end of each lecture, as well as the final examination. Students have one year from the date of registration to complete all 37 lectures, guided study and accompanying self-quizzes. One month is allowed to complete the final exam, once this has been requested.

Educational Objectives:

  • Comprehend the parameters of animal rehabilitation and the surrounding regulatory issues
  • Create a comprehensive rehabilitation program for various conditions in the horse, utilizing reasonable time frames for appropriate treatments
  • Understand comparative anatomy between the horse, dog, and human
  • Discuss the various causes of equine lameness
  • Recognize differences between clinical and therapeutic approaches to neurological cases as compared to lameness cases
  • Understand equine conformation, and how this can relate to acquired lameness or performance issues
  • Recognize the need of the team approach in the care, examination and rehabilitation approach of the horse
  • Determine which cases and conditions are suitable candidates for rehabilitation therapy
  • Understand different therapeutic modalities, and choose the appropriate modality for each particular case
  • Create appropriate case intake forms for documentation
  • Understand the varied possible outcomes with specific rehabilitation procedures
  • Be familiar with emerging modalities in equine rehabilitation, and be able to discuss these with fellow professionals
  • Learn how to critically evaluate scientific literature and research manuscripts
  • Understand the causes of injury to tendons and ligaments, and the musculoskeletal system, as well as the healing process of these structures, and how to measure their response to therapeutic intervention.


Course Curriculum:

  • Equine Conformation for Performance
  • Equine Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
  • Process of Disease/General Equine Pathologies
  • Equine Lameness Assessment
  • Diagnostic Imaging 1
  • Diagnostic Imaging 2
  • Tendon & Ligament Pathology
  • Osseous Pathology
  • Pathologies of the Equine Thoracic Limb
  • Pathologies of the Equine Pelvic Limb
  • Equine Physiology for Performance
  • Equine Clinical Pathophysiology
  • Muscle Pathology
  • Neurological Disease
  • Pain Pathways & Management
  • Clinical Reasoning/Rehabilitation for Equine Performance
  • Clinical Reasoning II/Rehabilitation Plan Development
  • Joint Management in Equine Rehabilitation
  • Limb Pathology Rehabilitation/Appendicular Pathology
  • Rehabilitation for Equine Spinal Dysfunction
  • Equine Spinal Assessment
  • Clinical Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Horses
  • The Equine Spinal Column/Spinal Functional Anatomy
  • Proprioception Facilitation in Equine Rehabilitation
  • Acupuncture for Equine Performance: Part 1
  • Acupuncture for Equine Performance: Part 2
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapies
  • Equine Manual Therapies
  • Movement Retraining in Equine Rehabilitation
  • Equine Myofascial Release
  • Equine Regenerative Therapies
  • Equine Behavior & Welfare
  • The Horse/Rider Interaction & Clinical Effects
  • Effects of Saddle & Rider on Equine Performance
  • Equine Nutrition for Performance
  • Farrier Science in Equine Performance
  • Clinical Research Methods
  • Business Ethics & Legal Considerations
  • Business Marketing /How to Grow Your Business
  • Case History & Business Management
  • Functional Anatomy/Equine Anatomy from a Clinical Perspective
  • Final Examination




This course is open to anyone interested in sport horse performance, including horse owners, trainers, veterinarians and those in the field of equine bodywork and healthcare.

Eligible licensed equine professionals can continue with the residential practical course (the longest in the industry!) and pursue the full AASS Animal Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation certification.  Applications from prospective participants who hold other qualifying degrees will be reviewed on an individual basis.

*Please note – legislation governing the application of complementary therapies in animal practice varies between different countries and states. Therapies may only be applied by qualified practitioners who are legally permitted to do so.

Required Materials

All materials included in tuition.


More than (20) veterinarians and specialists, including:

Dr. Carrie Schlachter, VMD, DACVSMR

Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, (hon) MSc

Dr. Nicole Rombach, MSc, PhD

Dr. Stephanie Valberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, ACVSMR

Dr. Anne Bondi, PhD

Dr. Dietrich Von Schweinitz, BSc, DVM, MRCVS

Dr. Clair Thunes, PhD

Dr. Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS

Dr. Grant Miller, DVM

Whitney Hischier, MBA

Dr. Rachel Buchholz, DVM

Dr. Dagmar Berner, DrMedVet, Dipl. ECVDI, MRCVS

Dr. Barbara Crabbe, DVM

Dr. Emanuelle van Erck, MV, PhD, ECEIM

Dr. Mark Caldwell, PhD

Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, PT, CMT, NCBTMB, EEBW

Dr. Clara Fenger, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM)

Dr. Henry O’Neill, MVB, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS, MRCVS

Dr. Melanie Perrier, DrMedVet, DACVS/DECVS, CERP

Dr. Camie Heleski, MS, PhD


Please register for this course here (if prompted at checkout, please enter code 431bdc).

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