Watch sport horse veterinarian Dr. Hugh Behling explain common therapeutic options available for your horse and how they relate to USEF rules and guidelines.

About This Video

To help keep a sport horse performing at its best, Dr. Hugh Behling explains how some commonly used therapeutic options such as shockwave, mesotherapy, laser, and joint injections may be utilized as part of a comprehensive plan to keep an equine athlete happy and healthy. However, it’s also important for equestrians to work closely with veterinarians who understand the demands of their chosen breed or discipline. In addition, Dr. Behling cautions how use of these therapies and associated medications may be impacted by USEF rules, and he emphasizes the importance of completing required USEF medication report forms to remain in compliance for competition.


Key Principles:

  • USEF Rules
  • Shockwave
  • Mesotherapy
  • Laser
  • Joint Injections
  • Common Sense

About The Expert

Dr. Hugh Behling, DVM
Dr. Hugh Behling, DVM
Sport Horse Veterinarian

Dr. Hugh Behling is a sport horse veterinarian and the owner of Cross Creek Equine Practice in Simpsonville, Ky. Dr. Behling earned his veterinary degree from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 30 years.