The Equine Jump

Understanding the science and mechanics behind the Equine Jump

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Holistic Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain in Senior Dogs

Explore different approaches to managing chronic pain in dogs in this LCAO original.

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Myofascial kinetic lines as a diagnostic tool in equine osteopathy

Erika Walton, DO and LCAO Diploma in Equine Osteopathy student

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Promoting Horse Barn Safety

Learn the key factors in promoting horse barn safety.

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The effect of the rider on horses asymmetries in consideration of equine osteopathic diagnosis.

Sofia Larsson, Osteopath (DO) and graduate of the International Diploma in Equine Osteopathy (Int´l DipEO).

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Osteopathic manipulative treatment on Parkinson´s related symptoms

By Kendra Byers, Kinesiologist and graduate of the International Diploma in Animal Osteopathy (Int´l DipAO) program

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Enhancing the Golden Years: How Osteopathy Can Benefit Senior Dogs

Learn how osteopathy can help senior dogs

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Tensegrity in Animal Osteopathy

Understanding BioTensegrity in Animal Osteopathy

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The Splenius Muscle in Horses

A deep dive inside the splenius muscle

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Seasonal Horse Care

Tips and Precautions for Seasonal Transition

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How an osteopath would treat nerve related problems

Learn about the osteopathic approach to nerve related problems

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Canine Conditioning

Learn about canine conditioning and its importance in this LCAO exclusive.

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Understanding and Strengthening the Thoracic Sling

Gain an in depth understanding of the thoracic sling in horses.

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Listening to Animal Owners as a Clinician

Learn effective communication techniques as applied to pet owners in this LCAO original.

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The role of osteopathic manual treatment in performance horses

Click here to read a standout thesis exploring the role of osteopathic treatment in performance horses.

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An Analysis of Biofluids & Heat Transfer Mechanisms

Click here to read an outstanding analysis of biofluids and heat transfer methods in the usefulness of thermal imaging in canine osteopathy.

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Homemade Christmas Treats For Horses & Dogs

Festive treat recipes for our horses and dogs

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Winter Prep Care Checklist

A definitive winter prep checklist for your horses.

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Pain does not always equal damage

Delve into the definition of pain and how best to approach it.

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10 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

A valuable overview of poisonous foods for dogs

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Enhancing Veterinary Care with Animal Osteopathy: A Holistic Approach

Learn how veterinarians (DVMs/VMDs) can enhance their practice by adding animal osteopathy to their skill set.

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Manual Osteopathic Treatment and Coxofemoral Dysplasia Issues in Canines

An excellent exploration of how manual osteopathic treatment can aid canines with Coxofemoral Dysplasia issues.

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Active Dogs- Lateral Strains

Gain new insights into the causes of lateral strains in active canines.

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Osteopathic Intervention in the Management of Canine Osteoarthritis

Read an excellent dissertation by LCAO graduate Bianca Coutts on the efficacy of osteopathic manual treatment for the treatment of canine osteoarthritis.

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It's the Rider!- Part 2

Part 2 of an insightful look at how riders can cause the root of dysfunction in their horses.

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Healing Horse Tendon Injuries

Explore manual therapy techniques for the treatment of tendon injuries in equines.

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It’s the Rider! – Part 1

Interesting tips on how to investigate the rider’s disciplines, style, training level, and effectiveness in the saddle.

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Preventing Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Horses

Here are some great tips on how to prevent tendon and ligament injuries in horses.

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The Importance of Saddle Fit for Horses: Ensuring Comfort and Performance

Learn about the keys to saddle fit in this LCAO original.

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Kissing Spine Syndrome and Osteopathic Manual Therapy

Read an outstanding dissertation by LCAO graduate Marc Beaussart on the treatment of Kissing Spine Syndrome with Osteopathic Manual Therapy.

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Signs of Laminitis: Identifying the Presence of the Condition

Learn to recognize the signs of Laminitis in this LCAO exclusive.

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Laminitis in Horses: Understanding the Condition and its Relationship with Grass

Learn about Laminitis in a timely article by Siun Griffin.

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Pole Work For Equine Rehab: Part 1

Explore the benefits of pole work in equine rehab in the latest from LCAO

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The Main Anatomy Of The Horse’s Back You Need To Know

Brush up on the main anatomy of the horse's back in this LCAO deep dive.

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Osteopathy is Not Just Skin Deep

Understand the larger effects of osteopathy on an animal in this LCAO original piece.

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Feeding Oil To Horses - What Is Best?

Learn about the best oils to feed your horses.

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Easing a Difficult Calf Birth with Craniosacral Osteopathy

Learn how craniosacral osteopathy helped save a newborn calf in this LCAO exclusive.

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The Art of Classical Osteopathy

Learn the difference between classical and modern osteopathy in this LCAO original.

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Caring for the Injured Horse Part I

Contributing author, Chris Bates, offers essential Equine First Aid tips.

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Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs

Learn to recognise signs of joint pain in dogs in this LCAO original.

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Following Freezing Point

LCAO student Randy Gootzeit discusses her journey with her award winning racehorse, Freezing Point.

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Prof. Stuart McGregor and OAB

Learn about Prof.Stuart McGregor and his Osteopathic Articular Balancing (OAB) Method

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Biopsychosocial Health in Dogs

Chris Bates explores the importance of examining canine behaviour and biopsychosicial factors as an animal osteopath.

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What is Animal Osteopathy?

A concise definition of animal osteopathy by LCAO' Director of Clinical Studies, Dr. Stuart McGregor

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How to Reproof Horse Blankets

Pro tips on reproofing horse blankets in this LCAO original.

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Osteopathy and Barefoot Trimming

An LCAO exclusive look at how barefoot trimming complements osteopathy and vice versa.

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Preparing for your Equine Professional Part II

We’re back with Part II of Preparing for your Equine Professional. Let’s start with….

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Preparing For Your Equine Professional Part I

Here's how to prepare for a visit from an Equine Professional!

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Poisonous Plants for Horses - Part I

Learn about the plants that horses must avoid in this LCAO original.

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Winter is Coming! Horse Care Part II

We are back again for more winter horse care advice. So, put those thermals on and grab your hot drink, it’s time to read.

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Ice Therapy For Horses

Explore the benefits of ice water therapy on horses in this LCAO original.

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Winter is coming! Horse Care Part I

Learn best care practices for your horse in the winter months.

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Saving at the Stables - Horse Ownership in an Economic Crisis

Learn key tips on how to save money on horse ownership in this LCAO exclusive!

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Special Offer on LCAO Programs

Learn about our special offer on all animal osteopathy programs and take a glimpse at our online study group!

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Osteopathy – What is it and how does it help?

What is osteopathy and its history? Let’s take a look! 

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Overcoming The Odds - A Story of An Owner & Therapist’s Patience and Dedication

London College of Animal Osteopathy instructor, Rachel Pechek, is overcoming the odds in a real heartwarming case.

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Tendon Injury Rehabilitation in Horses

Osteopath and Lecturer, Chris Bates, explores equine tendon injuries and rehab routines in this LCAO exclusive.

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The Benefits of Feeding Fat to Horses

Over the years, breeders have been increasingly more interested in feeding equines fat-based diets. Find out why in this LCAO exclusive.

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6 Types of Limb Deformities in Horses and How to Recognize Them

LCAO Instructor and Veterinarian, Maria Rondon examines limb deformities in horses and how to recognize them

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7 Signs of Pain in Horses

Pain in Horses

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Restoring Health in Animals with Osteopathy

By Dr. Jane Clothier, Equine Therapist

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Signs that a Dog Needs More Exercise

Both adult dogs and puppies can sometimes behave like children on a sugar rush.

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Human food you can give your dog!

Have you ever wondered what kind of food you can give your dog? Usually people don’t think too much about it and just share whatever they have at hand, nonethel

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Yes, your canine osteopathy patient could be in pain.

Recognizing signs of pain in your canine patients is critical to practicing quality osteopathic medicine

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Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

What canine osteopaths should know about this pathology frequently encountered in animal practice.

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Recognizing Canine Communication

Understanding canine behavior and communication cues are critical to ensure successful treatment outcomes in canine osteopathy.

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