Complementary therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and herbal medicine often generate controversy. Is there any real evidence that these therapies can help horses? What training do practitioners offering these modalities have?
About the Experts:
Ed Boldt, Jr.
Ed Boldt, DVM, is the owner of Performance Horse Complementary Medicine Services in Fort Collins, Colo.
DVM, Dipl. ACT
Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT (boarded in equine reproduction), has practiced veterinary medicine in Texas and Kentucky. He has been licensed to practice acupuncture for nine years and is on numerous AAEP committees and task forces. Espy serves on the alternative therapy committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, and he’s an animal treatment consultant for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.