When To Use Icing and Heating On Equine Injury

Icing and Heating: Acute Versus Chronic? In a traditional sense, ice has been recommended for acute injuries, which may be any injury within the first 72 hours and up until the inflammatory response has resolved.  Whereas, heat has been recommended for chronic injuries, which is the time period loosely noted to be 2-3 weeks post […]

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The 4 Stages Of Healing Following An Acute Injury

When horses (and other athletes) sustain an acute injury, healing follows a standard process. Read on to find out more. The Four Stages Haemostasis Occurs directly following an acute injury, whereby platelets in the blood adhere to the injured site.  Within this phase, platelet activation creates an amorphous shape change, more suitable for clotting whilst […]

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Common Causes Of Back Pain In Horses

Back Pain Is Common In Horses Back pain in horses is very common because it is the direct point of contact with the rider’s weight and movement weather this be a dressage horse or racehorse. The back takes all the impact and this can be affected by the saddle not fitting correctly either putting pressure […]

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Heat vs Ice In Horse Recovery

The Effects of Heat Heat increases blood flow to the affected region. This is beneficial for tight muscles or sore point, since more blood flow means more nutrients and oxygen are transported to damaged tissue, therefore speeding healing. Heat can also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm therefore preparing the horse for the saddle […]

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When Should You Use Ice For Horse Recovery?

Ice For Recovery In Horses The benefits of icing have been documented for many years. Whether it be the reduction of inflammation, pain relief or to assist in recovery. Acute injuries are the most common ones we treat with ice therapy to immediately reduce inflammation occurring and to take away the pain. Just as in […]

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Why Do Athletes Use Ice For Recovery?

In 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star revealed he has had his own ‘ice-box’ Cryotherapy chamber fitted in his home. He takes two three-minute sessions a week and credits this to taking his already incredible strength and fitness to another level. So why do athletes use cryotherapy for recovery?

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Wallaby Hill

  Just south of Sydney, set amongst 100 acres of beautiful countryside overlooking the picturesque Kangaroo Valley, lies Wallaby Hill Farm, one of Australia’s premier equestrian centres. The farm itself which in a former life was a potato farm and later a cattle farm is nestled between two national parks. However, it has been transformed into an established equine […]

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Adelaide 3 Day Event is here!

The Mitsubishi Motors Australian (MMA) International 3 Day Event will see some of the worlds best riders go head to head in what can be described as the ‘triathlon’ of the equestrian world. The MMA international 3 Day Event or Aus3DE is comprised of 3 phases including dressage, cross country and showjumping with each ‘phase’ […]

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Laura Wallace heads to Adelaide

The Mitsubishi Motors Australian (MMA) International 3 Day Event will see some of the Australias best riders converge upon Adelaide from the 16h to the 19th of November. Of these riders is one of our proud members of team Equi-Ice, Laura Wallace, from Burwood Eventing. Laura who hails from New Zealand is a talented event […]

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Icing for Recovery

With the Spring Carnival winding down it’s the perfect time to reflect on what amazing elite equine athletes I am surrounded by. I thought I would provide a small insight into how we get these athletes to continue to perform at the elite level. One of the key areas I focus on is recovery and […]

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Dog Lovers Wrap Up

What a great couple of days Equi-Ice4Dogs had in Brisbane at The Dog Lovers Show! Over the 4th and 5th of November, The Brisbane Showgrounds was transformed into everything and anything canine. Multiple stalls providing a range of canine products filled the auditorium, with show goers overwhelmed by the quality and amount of exhibitors available […]

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Help your dog cool off too this Summer!

Equi-Ice are off to the Dog Lover’s Show in Brisbane on the 4th and 5th of November for the launch of Equi-ice4dogs. The show will play host to numerous exhibitors as well as guest speakers and demonstrations over the course of 2 jam packed days.  Celebrity vets including, Dr Chris Brown (Bondi Vet) and Dr […]

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Heat Wave!!!!!

A heatwave is expected to turn Sydney’s spring on its head this Saturday with temperatures forecast to soar past 36 degrees Celsius in parts of the city. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said Richmond and Penrith — in Sydney’s west — would be over 30C for the next four days, peaking on Saturday. Meanwhile, in […]

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Body Core Temperature

An interesting read about body temperature in the equine athlete… Equi-Ice was designed to be versatile and effective and one of the key benefits I had in mind was its ability to assist in reducing body core temperature post exercise or during heat stress. I have had some fantastic feedback regarding the latter and one […]

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Kissing Spines and Back Pain in Horses

Did you know the equine health condition in our competition picture?  If not, not to worry, you’re in the right place!  A passion for us here at Equi-Ice is to educate you guys, the readers, about a variety of different horse topics, and how important they are to the health of your horse. If you […]

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