in Horses and Ponies
Back problems and back pain form a large proportion of our work. Horses are athletes and they are prone to wear and tear back injury, as well as being as prone to slipping, falling and occasional uncoordinated movements as any other animal. Back treatment is an especial interest of ours (see www.chiropractic-vet.co.uk), offering an alternative to the drug approach.
In natural medicine, we have been privileged to have treated a great many back cases, whether back pain or back injury, over the years. We use various therapies, including acupuncture, homeopathy, laser, acupuncture by laser (laser acupuncture), chiropractic manipulation, massage, sometimes singly and sometimes in an integrated combination. Of course, not all cases can be sorted but happily, there has been a positive outcome in the majority. Depending upon the nature of the problem and the lifestyle of the horse or pony, ongoing attention may be required for some cases, to keep them in ‘working order'.
Treatment options used, often combined, have been veterinary homeopathy, veterinary acupuncture, LASER, herbs (herbal medicine), chiropractic and natural feeding. We also carefully examine the saddling and shoeing of each patient.
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