Case Study: Beau


Beau is a 2 year old Bassett Hound who was born into hunt kennels with a leg deformity. For this reason he was rehomed as a puppy and almost immediately underwent surgery to correct the problem.

Beau had a 6″ pin inserted into his right elbow joint and while this straightened his leg, he remained lame.

On initial assessment, Beau was scored 6/10 lame with a high degree of muscular tension and spasm in his surrounding limbs and compensatory muscles.

Beau’s treatment consisted of laser and ultrasound therapy, massage and stretching. The owner was also left with exercises to do.

Beau’s initial treatment was a programme of 4 sessions over 7 weeks, and he is now maintained on a 2 monthly basis.

He is now totally sound, happy and active

Cotswold horse and hound physiotherapy – Hannah Ashton BSc qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2009. Hannah treats animals of all shapes and sizes, specialising in the treatment of race horses, show horses, dressage horses, hunters, eventers and companion horses.

She also works with competition, show and companion dogs and farm animals.

Based near Stow on the Wold, areas covered include parts of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.