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Equine Services

 

Equine Services

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT

July 01, 2017

HOW EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC WORKS:

The bones of the spine and joints are maintained in a specific alignment.  The nerves which surround each joint and vertebral articulation are in constant communication with the central nervous system, brain, and all organs. When even a subtle change in the alignment occurs, it is called a subluxation. Subluxations affect the nervous system, local muscles, joints and even distant organs, glands, and body functions.

HOW CAN YOU ADJUST A HORSE?

With equine chiropractic care the practitioner is not adjusting a horse, but rather the relative position of two bones at a joint articulation.

WILL AN ADJUSTMENT HURT?

Most horses accept both the exam and adjustment without signs of pain.

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER AN ADJUSTMENT:

After a 24-hour rest, many horses will show improvement.   Sometimes there is a 24-48 hour period of tiredness.  Some horses require a few sessions to resolve acute pain.

INDICATIONS FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE

  • Athletic competitions – getting the competitive edge;

  • Surgery involving anesthesia;

  • Recovery from injury;

  • Behavior or mood change when ridden;

Tendency to be head shy, cinchy, reluctant to pick up a lead or go in one direction, pulling one way or hair color or pattern change along the body;

SERVICES

June 01, 2017

The equine veterinarians at our clinic want to ensure your horse remains in peak physical condition throughout the year. We can help you implement a wellness program suited to your horse’s needs.

OUR EQUINE SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Acupuncture                                                                   Pre-purchase Examinations

  • Broodmare Health                                                         Preventative Medicine

  • Chiropractic Care                                                           Radiography – Digital & Portable

  • Computerized Medical & Lab Records                      Reproduction Health

  • Dentistry                                                                          Saddle Fitting

  • Emergency Medicine                                                    Soundness Examination

  • Lameness Examinations                                              Ultrasonography – Digital & Portable


DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY AND ULTRASONOGRAPHY

June 01, 2015

ADVANTAGES:

  • Superior quality images;

  • Increased diagnostic capability;

  • Computerized image storage, retrieval, and sharing;


Digital radiography is used to produce images of bony structures.  The digital images can be viewed at the stable, allowing for quick, on-site assessment of problems. The ability to manipulate the images on the computer and enhance specific regions of the image allows for better visualization of the problem areas.  Images can be burned to a CD, or emailed to a client or another veterinarian, as we often do for pre-purchase examinations.

Digital ultrasound further complements our lameness diagnostic capabilities, providing our veterinarians with detailed images of soft tissue structures, such as tendons and ligaments.  Ultrasound may also be used to visualize some internal organs in the chest and abdomen.