Case Study: Ellie


Ellie is a 20 year old Irish Cross mare who developed a sudden onset of lameness. After a referral to the vet she was diagnosed with a ruptured check ligament in her right fore.

After 6 weeks box rest and a course of medication the results were disappointing so Ellie was referred for an intensive course of ultrasound treatment.

The dark lesion is evident in the June scan with the further scans showing greater health and more organisation of the fibres.

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.