Scientific assistant in the Department of Surgery, Large Animal Diseases Cathedra with Equine Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in University of Life Sciences. In 2016 he defended his doctoral dissertation about the impact of training on changes in the shape of bones in young half-blood horses, thus obtaining the title of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Moreover, he’s an equine diseases specialist, radiology specialist, veterinarian of Polish Equestrian Federation (PZJ) and a veterinarian of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
Areas of equine diseases, which dr Hecold deals with on a daily basis are primarily orthopedic, regenerative joint therapies (IRAP, stem cells, PRP), physical therapy (high-energy laser therapy, shock wave therapy and sonotherapy) dentistry. In his work he focuses especially on issues related to diagnostic imaging (mainly X-ray, ultrasound) and pre-purchase examinations.
Dr Hecold broadens his knowledge regularly, both theoretically and practically, on numerous courses and conferences in the country and abroad. His patients are always treated individually, with full involvement at every stage of treatment. There is nothing more satisfying for him as the return of his patients to health and full activity.
As he says: “Working with horses is a new challenge every day, brings a priceless professional experience and is sometimes a source of surprising and unexpected situations. Horses are my passion, which turned into a work, an integral part of my life. “
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Examinations can be performed within the EU (the so-called TUV, pre-purchase) with the use of digital radiology and image processing program accepted in countries around the world (special requirements to the US), digital diagnostic ultrasound, endoscopy, and blood tests for the presence of prohibited substances (doping).
Diagnosis of lameness is based on a detailed orthopedic examination (at rest and in motion on the hard and soft ground), as well as on additional tests such as diagnostic anesthesia of nerves/joints. Diagnostic imaging is performed with a use of modern techniques – ultrasound, radiology, thermography.
Thanks to modern imaging technology such as digital X-ray, ultrasonography, endoscope and thermographic camera, there is a possibility of accurate diagnosis of injuries and pathological changes within the structures of soft tissues and bone.
Sport prophylaxis consists of the constant supervision of the health state of horses that take part in competitions in various equestrian disciplines. In order to achieve the desired results in sport, the regular orthopedic and endurance control should be taken.
Diseases of ligament, muscles, aponeurosis of the muscle of the neck and spine, as well as pathologies related to the spine and pelvis can be found in horses of various usability and all races. High-quality equipment allows to perform the diagnostics of these areas of the body. Treatment is based on the paravertebral injections, injections between the spinal processes, injections into the intervertebral joints, lumbosacral or sacroiliac under ultrasound control, and the use of physiotherapy (eg. acupuncture) or physical therapy (ultrasounds, high energy laser).
Detailed monitoring of horse teeth is a very important part of preventive health care of the horse. Disorders of food intake may have a negative impact on the general condition of the horse, nutrition and health of the animal. The offer includes correction of teeth by an electric rasp, removal of “wolf” teeth, radiological examination of the oral cavity.
A wide range of medical consultations, including with experts from around the world.
Assistance in obtaining contact with clinics, hospitals in the country and abroad. Consultation results with the best specialists in the country and the world.
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