Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Raquel Butler

 Raquel Butler

BVSc Melb, G.Dip ABM

Raquel graduated from BVSc Melbourne University in 2004. She worked in mixed practice in Australia and overseas for 8 years, before branching into her own mobile based practice.  Since 2012 Raquel has worked in the Equine Industry treating horses and dogs with Muscle Release Therapy and completing a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine, encompassing chiropractic and osteopathic techniques as well as Rehabilitation in 2016.

Raquel has studied many therapies including the Masterson Method, Equine EcoSomatics (Craniosacral), Vetkin Taping, Saddle fitting and Laser (Photobiomodulation) therapy.

In 2015 she began teaching clinics in Equine Anatomy and Palpation, Equine Biomechanics, Equine Veterinary Biomechanical Assessment and Equine Vetkin taping, to practitioners and horse people in Australia, UK and Holland. Raquel has worked closely with and assisted Sharon May-Davis in numerous whole horse dissections. She has a research interest in the hyoid/TMJ.

Raquel is very passionate about injury rehabilitation, owning a couple of off the track thoroughbreds with injuries and wear and tear from racing.

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Subjects taught:

  • ASC208 – Equine Disease, Injury and Rehabilitation
  • ASC321 – The Equine Athlete

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Research and teaching Interests

  • Equine Injury Rehabilitation
  • Equine Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Equine Pain Recognition

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  • Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australasia (ABPA)
  • Equine Therapies Association Australia

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May-Davis  S, Brown. WY, Shorter. K, Vermeulen. Z, Butler. R, Koekoek. M. A novel non-invasive selection criterion for the preservation of primitive Dutch Konik horses. J Animals. 2018.

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