Girthy Behaviour in Horses and Myofascial Trigger Points
Updated: Nov 6
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- Myofascial trigger points are common in the transverse and posterior pectoral muscles.
- Horses with an owner-reported history of girth-aversion behaviour had more reactive myofascial trigger points on palpation.
- Knowledge of the presence and location of myofascial trigger points will assist in the development of prevention and management strategies.
My talk on Youtube. Where I take you through my research project and discuss some options for reducing girthy behaviour in your horse.
Citations of my research paper by:
- Esther Millares & Sarah S. Le Jeune in Girthiness: Retrospective Study of 37 Horses (2004–2016) Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 79(August 2019):100-104
- Sandra Kunhne in Horse's laterality: methods of determination, genetic aspects, interaction with human handedness and the influence on horse-rider communication, horse's muscle status, sport success and risk of injury. May 2020 Thesis.
- Maria Calatayud & Maria Resano in Myopain seminars, Equine Dry Needling Courses.