Acupuncture

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LSU Offers Large Animal Acupuncture

February 08, 2012

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

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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

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Treating Laminitis with Acupuncture

December 05, 2011

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

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Ask the Vet LIVE on Complementary Therapies Now Archived

November 19, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A event on Complementary Therapies was held on Oct. 26.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Complementary Therapies

October 19, 2011

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

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The Science Behind Acupuncture

October 01, 2011

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

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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

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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

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Alternative Therapies: Readers Weigh In

May 18, 2010

Readers responded to a poll asking, "What alternative therapeutic options have you used on your horse?"... Read More

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Roaring Improved after Electroacupuncture

December 02, 2009

Electroacupuncture--the electrical stimulation of acupuncture points--can be an effective method of controlling laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), reported researchers performing the technique on horses presented to the Veterinary Medical Center of the... Read More

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How Acupuncture Works: Mixed Signals

September 06, 2009

"Acupuncture is real medicine, based on anatomy and physiology," she explained. "Getting the best results comes from seeing what's right in front of us--muscle tension, imbalances in the nervous system, and the health impact of stress, malnutrition, ... Read More

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Readers Take on Alternative Therapies

July 31, 2009

More than 770 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you like to have more information on therapeutic options on TheHorse.com?"

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Therapeutic Options in the Performance Horse, AAEP 2008

May 15, 2009

The first item facilitators and attendees discussed was the use of acupuncture point reactivity as an aid in the diagnosis of gastric ulcers in the performance horse. Several practitioners commented on the acupuncture points they use in this manner... Read More

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Virginia-Maryland Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Acupuncture

October 29, 2008

Needles are often equated with pain and discomfort; however, for a horse named Gypsy the tiny sharp objects brought relief as Mark Crisman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the... Read More

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New Study on Acupuncture with Drugs as Equine Sedation Option

October 28, 2008

Acupuncture is not a new technique, but clinical studies proving that this treatment modality works in horses are relatively few and far between. In the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Brazilian scientists... Read More

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Complementary Therapeutic Options for Horses

July 01, 2008

The two most utilized therapies in equine medicine are veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic.... Read More