Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic: What, When, Who?

The use of “complementary” therapies continues to increase in veterinary practice. While there are a myriad of modalities that fall within this broad term, the two most utilized are veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic (sometimes referred to as manual therapy). It is felt that as more of the population turn to complementary therapies for their own […]

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Therapeutic Options

The AAEP supports the rights of the veterinary practitioner to select and prescribe a course of therapy believed to be in the best interest of the horse and consistent with the Veterinary Oath of Practice. Guidelines on Therapeutic Options (1992) Diagnostic evaluation by a licensed veterinarian is required prior to any of the following therapies. […]

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Homeopathy and First Aid for Horses

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the principle that like cures like. Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, was the first person to purposely utilize this method of treating disease. Hahnemann disagreed with the accepted reason why the medicine quinine helped in treatment of cases of malaria. He began to take […]

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Equine Chiropractice: General Principles and Applications

Veterinary chiropractic should be considered a medical act and should be performed by a licensed veterinarian or a chiropractor under the direct referral of a veterinarian in accordance with that state’s practice act. It is recommended that extensive educational programs be undertaken before a veterinarian or chiropractor is considered competent to practice chiropractic on animals. […]

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Chiropractic Care For Your Horse

If your horse is not working up to his potential, is stiff or reluctant to move forward you might want to consider a chiropractic work-up. Back pain, poor performance or bad attitude could be related to a chiropractic subluxation. The term "subluxation" as a chiropractic term should not be confused with the medical definition. A […]

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