Headshaking – Head Shaking

in Horses

An Introduction

This condition is very distressing for the horse. It is NOT a behavioural problem but an expression of severe distress and possibly pain. Aetiology appears to vary, from horse to horse, as do the main triggers for the headshaking response. This can make treatment quite challenging.

In natural medicine, we have been privileged to have treated a great many head shaking patients, over the years. In the majority of these, symptoms and signs appear either to have been well-controlled or even abolished. However, there have also been failures.

Some patients require regular repetition of the treatment.

Treatment options used, often combined, have been veterinary acupuncture, veterinary homeopathy, LASER, chiropractic, aromatherapy and natural feeding.

For a fuller account of this topic, see:


Horse Diseases – Headshaking

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