Ask the Vet LIVE on Complementary Therapies Now Archived

Ask the Vet LIVE: Complimentary Therapies's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Complementary Therapies was held on Oct. 26, and the recording is now available.

Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and herbal medicine often generate a good deal of controversy. Staunch supporters often clash with skeptics when discussing these new, largely unregulated fields of veterinary medicine. Is there any real evidence that these therapies can help horses? What training do practitioners offering these modalities have? How can you find out more about these approaches?

Listeners received answers to these and many other questions during our free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A chat about Complementary Therapies. 

This free live chat is brought to you by the book Understanding Equine Acupuncture.

Our on-call panelists for this event included:

Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACTBenjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT, has been licensed to practice acupuncture since 1996 and is the chairman of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) Owner Education Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for the AAEP and the American College of Theriogenology, and is a specialist in equine reproduction and infertility.

Ed Boldt, Jr., DVM Ed Boldt, Jr., DVM, received his certification in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1993 and in veterinary chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1996. He currently has a private equine practice limited to complementary medicine based in Colorado, but including Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma Performance Horse Complementary Medicine Services. He is the past executive director for IVAS and a past lecturer and teaching associate for the IVAS Basic Acupuncture Course.

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