The effect of high-power laser therapy in tendinitis and desmitis in the horse

Pluim, Mathilde
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Translationele Fysiologie, Infectiologie en Volksgezondheid
Mathilde Pluim was born in Ede on 7th March 1987. After finishing high school at the Marnix College in Ede, The Netherlands, she moved to Canada and lived in Calgary for 2 years. She was employed as a hunter/jumper rider and trainer at Concorde stables, Cochrane Alberta, and competed in many international jumping competitions. In 2006 she started studying at the University of Calgary, taking part-time undergraduate natural science courses, besides her fulltime job. In 2007 she moved back to live in The Netherlands to study veterinary medicine at Utrecht University. During her studies, she was employed as a parttime rider at Stal van der Knaap and kept competing at both national and international level. During her master’s degree, she fulfilled a voluntary job as surgical assistant at the surgery department of the equine veterinary faculty of Utrecht University. In 2012 she did multiple externships: at Equivet, Ireland, UC Davis, California USA, Paardenkliniek Emmeloord, The Netherlands, and Randwick Equine, Australia, where she discovered her strong interest for equine orthopedics and sports medicine. After graduated at Utrecht University in 2013 (GPA 4.0, first class honor) she started working at Tierklinik Lüsche, Germany as an equine practitioner. She became a FEI treating veterinarian and started the job of German team veterinarian for driving in 2014. In 2021, she also was the reserve team veterinarian for the Tokyo Olympic dressage team for Germany.
Academische graad
Doctor in de diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. dr. Cathérine Delesalle, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent - Prof. dr. Ann Martens, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent - Prof. dr. Katrien Vanderperren Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent - Prof. dr. René van Weeren, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University

Korte beschrijving

Tendinopathy is a common pathology in both human and equine. In sports horses, tendon and ligament injuries are common, and often career ending. Diverse (regenerative) therapies are being explored; however, the re-injury rate remains high. A tendon contains mainly collagen fibers, which are organized in a specific, mainly parallel configuration. Tendons and ligaments provide the connection between muscle groups and the skeleton and play an important postural and stabilizing role for the skeleton. The main physical properties of flexor tendons are high tensile strength, flexibility, and elasticity. The suspensory ligament plays, besides those properties a major role in the passive stay apparatus of the limb.


Dinsdag 7 juni 2022, 17:00
Diergeneeskunde aud kliniek A, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke

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