Centaur Biomechanics Webinars


Birth Trauma in Foals and Asymmetry with Dr Ian Bidstrup

Thursday 11TH April 2024 @ 19:00 HRS BST

c We will go further into what I perceive to be related asymmetry of horses, and finally put forward a theory on how much asymmetry may stem from a commonly observed tendency for foals to be born through then left diagonal of the dam’s pelvis.

For all attendees, CPD certificates available as well as a “view only” recording of the webinar with a 30-day access pass. There will also be a Q and A session with ample opportunity to post questions via our interactive Q&A panel.


Dr Bidstrup

Treating spinal pain and dysfunction of horses has been Ian Bidstrup’s obsession for the last 25 years of his 40 plus years as a veterinarian.

In addition to a degree in veterinary science, qualifications from both Australia and America include a Masters Degree in Chiropractic Science for animals and Certification in Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Therapeutic approaches include veterinary chiropractic, acupuncture, regenerative Injection therapy (dextrose prolotherapy), neural therapy and homotoxicology. Particular interests include birth trauma, girth pain, neck pain, kissing spines, stifle lock, sacroiliac joint complex strain and dysfunction, and saddle related spinal pain.

Between 2002 and 2009 Ian was one of the principal lecturers in Animal Chiropractic at RMIT University Graduate Diploma in Animal Chiropractic. Also from 2000 to 2020 he was the principal lecturer at the ASFA Saddle Fit Accreditation and Advanced Accreditation courses, and was is the editor of the course manuals. He is rated as a Master Saddle Fitter by ASFA with his specialty being saddle design and suitability.

Ian is a past president of Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia, formerly known as the Australian Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Also a member of veterinary professional associations ANZCVS (equine medicine and rehabilitation), AVA, EVA, AVAG, and IVAS.