What We Do.
Zoo Ost Ltd has more than 31 years' experience, through founder Tony Nevin. Under the umbrella of Zoo Ost Ltd, Tony pioneered a lot of the animal work, run workshops and courses, including the clinical part of the first ever MSc in Animal Osteopathy in the UK and Europe.
We treat conditions that affect all aspects of the body. Read on for some more information or get in touch via email for more information.
WORKING CLOSELY with your horses own vet we specialise in the treatment of chronic, long standing mechanical conditions affecting overall performance. Working as part of an integral team we bring the physical component to the treatment programme.
USING OSTEOPATHIC techniques, Zoo Ost Limited has pioneered much of the treatment in this field with animals and birds. Working closely with Veterinary Surgeons we have successfully treated most genus of mammals, many bird species, as well as various reptiles. Osteopathic consultations are via veterinary referral. This complies with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and the guidelines laid down by the British Veterinary Association (BVA).
Please note: Osteopathic consultations are via veterinary referral
LIFESTOCK CAN, and do, suffer from the same mechanical problems that affect companion made animals. Over the years I have been able to administer osteopathic treatment to benefit many breeds of sheep, cattle, pigs, and poultry. Osteopathy can improve the husbandry of livestock without needing to drastically alter how a farm or smallholding is run. Better husbandry leads to better welfare.
Small Domestic Animals
I AM the osteopath in residence at Arvonia Animal Hospital, Cheltenham, Glos., Masefield Veterinary Centre, Malvern and Holistic Vet, Corsham, UK., where I run referral clinics for the osteopathic treatment of small animals. Any investigatory work is undertaken by your referring vet prior to starting any treatment with us. Each patient is given a course of treatment specific to its' own needs, with owners involved in each process, including rehabilitation.
Exotics & Wildlife Rehabilitation
IN 1992 I pioneered the use of osteopathy to treat musculo-skeletal problems in wild, and exotic species of animals and birds. This work has taken me all over the world, working closely with vets and wildlife experts in the field, as well as in many of the finest collections. For this reason I have close links with BIAZA, BVZS, ABWAK, AZEVN to name but a few. Wildlife patients are mainly those with physical injuries.
LASER THERAPY generates a chemical response in damaged tissues by a process called photobiomodulation. This process stimulates healing at a cellular level by enabling these damaged cells to more rapidly produce energy via accelerated ATP production. It is useful for helping to treat soft tissue and joint related conditions. Used in conjunction with osteopathic treatment we have found it to be beneficial for many conditions and situations.
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High Definition Infrared
Thermal Imaging (HD IRTI)
THE USE of high definition infrared thermal imaging is an extremely safe, and useful way of assessing musculoskeletal problems, and their progress during osteopathic treatment programs. It is a non-invasive instrument that measures heat radiated off the body of a patient due to blood flow directly under the skin. This blood flow is controlled by part of the autonomic nervous system called the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Studies on humans have found that changes in blood flow under the skin result in altered temperature readings that correspond to nerve pathway patterns (dermatomes) throughout the body. By thermal imaging a patient it is possible to determine areas of musculoskeletal disturbance, as well as build up a database during a program of osteopathic treatment. For this to be effective, all IRTI scanning has to be carried out under strictly controlled conditions to ensure accurate readings are obtained.
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