Monday, January 21, 2019

Applied Kinesiology for Horses

4 common conditions and how to assess and correct them.Subtle neuromuscular weakness is common in horses. It may go undetected except perhaps as a...

A Well-Fitting Saddle Connects Horse and Rider

“A prerequisite for harmony between horse and rider is the pairing of a healthy, mature horse with a practiced, empathetic, sensitive, and well-trained rider....

Tui-Na: Chinese Medical Massage

The earliest documentation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), written about 2,500 years ago, includes among its five branches Tui-na or Chinese medical massage. Tui-na...

Herbs Offer Safe, Effective Pain Management

Many pet owners want ways to relieve their animals’ pain without side effects. But commonly prescribed drug combinations do not always fully address the...

Alternative Veterinary Pain Control for Surgeries and Injuries

No matter what kind of surgery or injury an animal goes through, he is going to experience pain.1 Individual dogs, cats, horses and other...

Essential Oils in Behavior Training

A growing number of dog owners are reluctant to use behavior medications on their dogs because of the time involved in figuring out the...

Promoting Healing with Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is not a new method for treating pain. The concept of irritating tissue to promote healing dates back to the ancient Greeks and...

Evidence-Based Chinese Herbal Therapy for Equines

The use of traditional Chinese therapies such as acupuncture and herbs has long been documented in veterinary medicine. Acupuncture for the treatment and prevention of disease...
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Heavy metal toxicity and chronic renal failure in horses

Chronic renal failure features a progressive loss of renal function. It results in decreased urinary concentration, retention of nitrogenous and other metabolic end products,...

Colostrum

Colostrum is the “high octane” milk produced by mammals during the periparturient period of pregnancy. It can be considered “high octane” because it contains...