At Block and Bridle Veterinary Service, we understand that the horse is a complex interworking of different body systems; all systems are seamlessly integrated and interdependent. As such, significant changes can be made in one body system by altering another system. Animal chiropractic and veterinary medical acupuncture utilize this "fluidity" to manage and support a wealth of conditions.
Animal chiropractic is the manipulation, or adjustment, of misaligned bones within the animal. Due to the great variation in species and medical knowledge required, it is crucial that only a trained veterinarian or licensed chiropractor with additional certification perform animal chiropractic care. The benefits of animal chiropractic care are nearly as limitless as the bones in the body. From pain management to performance enhancement and disease modification, animal chiropractic care is of benefit to all horses.
Veterinary medical acupuncture involves the use of a strictly science- based approach to comprehensive animal care. By understanding neuroanatomy, veterinary medical acupuncture can be used to not only treat conditions, but to also aid in prevention of injuries and medical conditions. From primary muscle and nerve interaction, to organ function modification, veterinary medical acupuncture is a beneficial stand alone therapy or in conjunction with others.
Some conditions improved by animal chiropractic and veterinary medical acupuncture include, but certainly are not limited to:
At Block and Bridle Veterinary Service, we provide animal chiropractic and veterinary medical acupuncture to horses, dogs, and cats.
As with all other aspects of medicine, acupuncture sessions are tailored to individual patients at a given time. Needle type, placement location, and use of electrical stimulation are all dependent on the specific needs of the patient.
In addition to causing pain, subluxations can have wide-reaching negative effects on the body. From nerve pain to organ dysfunction, maintenance of a subluxation-free body is key to sustaining a healthy body from the inside out.
Equine acupuncture sessions last an average of 45 minutes. Enjoy this high-speed video of an equine acupuncture session to see how it is performed.