Category Archives: Acupuncture

Acupuncture for a Sick Horse

Typically, I would not choose acupuncture for a sick horse as my first line of defense.  We have excellent drugs, like antibiotics and anti-inflammatories that have been known to save lives. During a course lecture for “Evidence Based Acupuncture” I … Continue reading

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The Joys of Treating an Older Horse

As the owner of several geriatric horses, I know first hand how endearing owning an “oldie” can really be.  A swayed back, a droopy lip, a greyed face, a missing eye are charming qualities that become all the more sweet … Continue reading

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Secondary Back Discomfort

At our practice, we regularly get together as veterinarians to share educational information.  Sometimes we have a wet-lab, where we can tryout new xray views or learn landmarks for unusual diagnostics etc (Don’t be concerned; no horses are harmed, just … Continue reading

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The Final Exam

When I took my national board exams in school to qualify to be a veterinarian, I thought to myself, “This is the last real test you will ever have to take!” Then I found myself taking the California State Board … Continue reading

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Adventures in Acupuncture?

Since my last post, I have worked on quite a lot of horses with various problems but mainly great outcomes. A racehorse I worked on did exceptionally well in a big race at Mohawk racetrack, a navicular horse improved his … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Continues…

I just finished my first on site equine acupuncture course at the Chi Insititute in Reddick, Florida, and I am very excited to get started helping my patients. We learned an awful lot of material- starting at 8:30am every morning … Continue reading

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What is Acupuncture?

So, what is acupuncture and how does it work? Acupuncture is literally translated into “placement of needles” and has been in use for centuries (see previous notes). First, an explanation of what acupuncture is and a little bit of background … Continue reading

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Acupuncture

I am an associate veterinarian with McKee-Pownall Equine and I work at our Campbellville location. While I enjoy all aspects of equine practice, my special love is for lameness diagnosis and treatment and the medicine of treating equine athletes. I … Continue reading

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