#University of Missouri
MU study discovers therapeutic riding programs help PTSD veterans
February 20, 2018A University of Missouri study has determined that veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder experienced a significant decrease in PTSD scores just weeks after therapeutic horseback riding (THR). Results show that therapeutic horseback riding may be a clinically effective intervention for alleviating PTSD symptoms in military veterans. “Estimates are that more than 23 million military veterans experience PTSD symptoms each year,” said Rebecca Johnson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FNAP, professor in the MU …
Canine degenerative myelopathy test moves toward trial
July 27, 2017Similarities between dogs and people are well studied, so it’s unsurprising that researchers discovered a test used to diagnose amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in people is applicable to identifying degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs.