After quite the busy start to our year, we are happy to announce that our Spotlight Series is back!! This year the theme is #AskTheVet. Our veterinarians will be answering some excellent questions that our clients have asked in the past. Each of our veterinarians will have their own week and question to answer. They will also be “on-call” that week for any further questions!
Welcome to Week 1 of the 2021 Spotlight Series! Dr. Wendy Leich will kick off #AskTheVet with a video answering the question below.
*We had to compete with the sounds of nature while making this video. If you’re having trouble hearing, please click the CC button on the bottom of the YouTube video so you can read along.*
Question: My heart horse is retired. I want to keep him comfortable and happy in his old age. Is there any risk in continuing chiropractic work when he is not in a work routine? What about acupuncture? Is it still beneficial if he is not having routine acupuncture and chiropractic work done and instead having it done every so often?
Answer: Older and retired horses can benefit greatly from acupuncture and chiropractic work. Treatments can be more widely spaced for a retired horse depending on what is going on with the horse and the level of comfort the horse has. Chiropractic and acupuncture are nice treatments because we can sometimes pick up things that are bothering the horse before they become a clinical issue. We can’t stop horses from getting older, but we can hopefully help them stay comfortable and age more gracefully.
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