Recent News for Alternative Therapies


The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Your Horse

October 20, 2015

Chiropractic provides another means of diagnosis and treatment for many musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More


Rehabilitating Sport Horses

September 23, 2015

Here's how to get your performance horse back to the show ring safely and successfully after layup. ... Read More


Smith to Discuss Equine Acupuncture During Free Lecture

March 17, 2015

On April 7 Meagan Smith, DVM, will describe how she uses the ancient technique of acupuncture on her equine patients.... Read More


Equine Rehabilitation Similar to Sports Therapy for People

October 07, 2014

Vets use rehabilitation to restore normal function following injury, reduce clinical signs, and restore range of motion.... Read More


Optimizing the Care and Management of Your Equine Athlete

March 28, 2014

Here's how to keep your equine athlete happy, healthy, and at the top of his game.... Read More


Complementary Medicine: On the Rise

October 01, 2013

It's no longer uncommon for owners to seek out additional avenues of horse care. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Readers Discuss Complementary Therapy Habits

July 16, 2013

Most readers said they've incorporated at least one complementary therapy into their horses' care.... Read More


Study: Acupuncture Doesn't Impact Ovulation (AAEP 2012)

March 18, 2013

Ovulation in healthy mares was not impacted by acupuncture in this study.... Read More


LSU SVM Receives Grant for Integrative Medicine Program

March 10, 2013

Louisiana State University received the $60,000 grant to support their integrative medicine programs.... Read More


Illinois, Wisconsin Extensions to host Horse Health Workshop, Feb. 9

December 19, 2012

Horse owners are invited to a full day equine educational program focused on keeping your horse healthy. ... Read More


Equine Acupuncture Focus of Sept. KENA Meeting

August 27, 2012

Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD, will discuss the use of acupuncture in equine medicine.... Read More


LSU to Host Equine Acupuncture, Chiropractics Lecture

August 02, 2012

The lecture on acupuncture and chiropractics will take place Aug. 17 at Louisiana State University.... Read More


Equine Chiropractor Asset to Kentucky Derby Winner's Team

May 19, 2012

Larry Jones has been a looming presence on the backside of Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week.... Read More


Acupuncture Use in Equine Reproduction (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Studies in human medicine are yielding promising results to support aucpuncture use in equine reproduction.... Read More


Acupuncture to Reduce General Anesthesia (AAEP 2011)

February 12, 2012

Electroacupuncture-treated horses exhibited a significantly deeper depth of anesthesia compared to controls.... Read More


LSU Offers Large Animal Acupuncture

February 08, 2012

The school has begun exploring and offering integrative therapies--including acupuncture--for large animals.... Read More


Efficacy of Manual Therapies on Back Pain (AAEP 2011)

January 26, 2012

One researcher says manual therapies can effectively relieve back pain.... Read More


Dates Set for 2012 KENA Networking Meetings

January 24, 2012

Topics to be covered include lameness causes, equine acupuncture, and building equine facilities.... Read More


Treating Laminitis with Acupuncture

December 05, 2011

One researcher says accupuncture's pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects can help laminitic horses.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE on Complementary Therapies Now Archived

November 19, 2011's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Complementary Therapies was held on Oct. 26.... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE: Complementary Therapies

October 19, 2011 presents a free Ask the Vet LIVE online Q&A about Complementary Therapies on Wednesday, Oct. 26.... Read More


The Science Behind Acupuncture

October 01, 2011

Exploring the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in equine medicine.... Read More


Equine Alternative Medicine Gaining Steam in Vet Schools

September 30, 2011

Alternative medicine coursework in equine veterinary education has increased about 30% in the past decade.... Read More


Diagnosing and Treating Back Pain in the Sport Horse (AAEP 2010)

February 01, 2011

"Back problems can be performance-limiting in the horse due to pain and reduced range of motion and flexibility," reported Kent Allen, DVM, of Virginia Equine Imaging, as he presented on equine back pain at the 2010 American Association of Equine ... Read More


Researchers Examine Spinal Manipulation vs. Mobilization (AAEP 2010)

January 13, 2011

Equine back pain can often cause a horse to move with a stiff trunk, asymmetrical spinal motion, and lameness. Horse owners often turn to chiropractic care as a technique to improve their horses' performance and comfort. At the 2010 American ... Read More