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Acupuncture for performance horses

Acupuncture helps keep performance horses in top condition by creating analgesia, decreasing the risk of ileus, helping to prevent injuries, and much more.  According...

Osteopathic approach to the equine thorax

There are many reasons why a horse may have restrictions in his thorax. As osteopaths, we know that immobility in one area can certainly...

Integrative approach to diarrhea in the equine

Diarrhea is common in horses, and can be stubborn to treat. Alternative therapies offer a safe and effective way to resolve the problem. The...

Strategies for building and maintaining equine health

The practice of veterinary medicine has changed dramatically in the 35 years since I graduated from veterinary school. Today, clients seek information from all...

Evaluating posture in horses

Assessing habitual postures, along with understanding the significance of posture, can yield more accurate diagnosis and treatment of lameness and other issues in your...

Equine integrative sports medicine

Complementary sports medicine modalities like acupuncture and chiropractic are increasingly recognized as effective ways to treat equine athletes. Recent advances in equine sports medicine and...

Two approaches to laser therapy in horses

Have you ever treated a horse for a tendon injury, only to run out of treatment options? You’ve tried shoeing changes, a modified exercise...

TCVM perspective and treatment of equine metabolic syndrome

More than 20% of all horses are at risk of developing Metabolic Syndrome. This article looks at one case successfully treated with alternative therapies. In...

Extruded horse feeds pros and cons

Though they’re not for every horse, extruded feeds offer important benefits in some circumstances. My first experience with extruded horse feed occurred in the early...

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....