Posted 2018-09-13 4:14 PM (#7407861 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Balance Beam and more...
Location: 31 lengths farms
I had it done on my mare CC a few months after she fractured her patella. She was so sore on the injured side that the vet that did the accupuncture had to use the laser style "needles" if you will on the injured side rather than the actual needles over her loin area. The next day I thought maybe I had made the wrong decision as she was actually more sore in the stifle and leg itself, ie could barely walk. But then soon realized she was sore because she had felt good enough finally she was actually able to lie down and roll. She is one that rolls all the way over and she ended up with the injured side down and had to bend the leg further than was remotely comfortable to get back up. A week after having it done she was trying to lope. I remember watching her and yelling to Dave "OMG, CC is loping, honey CC is loping!!!!" Then realizing probably not a good idea and yelled at her to STOP!!! she got put back in confinement, LOL!!!
Posted 2018-09-13 4:35 PM (#7407863 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
One of my chiros has done it on my geldings TMJ before. He didn't care & it didn't seem to help or hinder him from my viewpoint, but it didn't cost extra so I let her keep doing it. I'll never know if it helped or not. It's something I'd try again for other things
Posted 2018-09-13 7:33 PM (#7407874 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Shelter Dog Lover
Took one in that was sore from the saddle pinching him, about jumped out from underneath my daughter turning the barrel, for some reason she put her other saddle on him. Took him in, vet squeezed on his wither and he about dropped to his knees. He left and came back with his needles, I did not know he was going to do acupuncture- I’ve been going to him for years and he knows I trust him- puts the needles in, horse started licking and chewing, then starts shaking a little, he takes the needles out, squeezes the withers and no reaction at all. It was the craziest thing I have ever seen. I don’t know how it works but i believe in it.
Posted 2018-09-14 7:28 AM (#7407890 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
I hate cooking and cleaning
Location: Jersey Girl
I do it in conjunction with the chiro when I am not able to schedule a massage within 3 days of the chiro. Both options help hold the adjustments made. My chiro is a vet that also does the accupuncture.
Posted 2018-09-14 8:17 AM (#7407893 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Location: my piece of paradise
My chiro does it in conjunction with adjustments. He also injects the accupunture site with b12. He says it continues to stimulate the acupressure point for 3 weeks which helps with holding the adjustments longer. Im a believer, my horses have never worked so good until I started using him. He also suggest getting yourself adjusted at the same time you have your horse done. If you are aligned it helps your riding and to keep your horse aligned as well. I schedule my chiro appts withing 1-2 days of the horses.
Posted 2018-09-14 8:26 AM (#7407894 - in reply to #7407893) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Location: Got Lobsta?
My mare had a sore back, constantly lying down. I had different forms of treatment down on her by machines and it didn't seem to help. I was at whits end, couldn't figure what was wrong. BB's on here told me to do chiro. I had the chiro and she recommended acupunture. I did it because I was so desperate. It completely changed my horse! I had a hard time watching the needles poking in her but she just relaxed and 2 days later she was about 80%. Had her back again 3 weeks later and she's now 100%. I didn't believe in it before, I'm a believer now!
Posted 2018-09-14 8:44 AM (#7407895 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Location: Southern Indiana
I had it done once one my horse that had mystery soreness through his abdomen that caused him to be cinchy and grouchy when grooming (later found out it was an inflamed nerve in the back due to some arthritis). I can't say it helped a whole lot. I think it takes more than one session. I would do it again.
Posted 2018-09-15 11:11 AM (#7407973 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
I had it done on a horse that wouldn't sweat. I had tried everything else. It WORKED! Nothing is a fix all, sometimes different methods work sometimes they don't. But if I ever get one that quits sweating again it will be my first option!
Posted 2018-09-15 1:43 PM (#7407979 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Location: Displaced Iowegian
I used acupuncture for many years. Dr. Ralph Johnson (Interlaken Clinic) in MN was one of the first equine Vets to use acupuncture back in the early 70s. He spent many months in China researching and learning the techniques. The first horse that I took to him for a friend was lame in the left back at a trot and canter. He showed no lameness at a walk. When I unloaded him, I asked if he wanted me to trot him out . He told me to just take him into the clinic and he started examining him. When he "barely" touched the horse just above the "cinch" area on the left side, the horse went to the floor in the back. He commented .... "a little sore in the left back hock ????" and laughed. He put the needles in along the back and a couple of other places. When he was finished the horse trotted off sound and never took another lame step at home ...... Over the years, I took several more horses to him!
Posted 2018-09-15 4:04 PM (#7407981 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
I absolutely believe it can help along with chiropractic. My first experience with acupuncture was a stud that was sored up so bad in his loin area he couldn't breed mares. Bute or banimene did nothing. I was recommend a track vet that practiced holistic medicine, chiropractic and acupuncture. I figured I had nothing to lose and had customer's mares that needed to be covered. We tried breeding an hour before he got there - no go. After an acupuncture session (no chiropractic or drugs) - the stud was back to breeding mares. It sold me on it, and I've continued to use it along with other forms of treatment. Half of the times when I would have Dr. Mitchell in Bristow work on a horse, he would stick a few needles in me too. It's not going to fix everything, but it helps as part of a medical toolbox.
Posted 2018-09-18 8:48 AM (#7408161 - in reply to #7407860) Subject: RE: Equine Acupunture, do or don't
Thank you all for the replies. We have a recovered laminitic pony, who I'm sure is sore as can be after months of recovering from laminitis. I think message would be best but the vet we have coming out on Wednesday only does Chiro and acupunture.