Getting to the Point: Equine Acupuncture
A review of the existing science behind equine acupuncture
With tightening sport horse competition drug regulations, increased scrutiny surrounding horse racing, and the general public’s desire to turn toward natural alternatives to medications, many veterinarians are seeing a rising demand for equine acupuncture. In the Western Hemisphere acupuncture has become an increasingly acceptable treatment modality. In fact, a 2017 survey of 423 horse owners in the U.K. found that 81% were willing to try a complementary or alternative form of veterinary medicine.1
Even if you are open to equine acupuncture, how much do you really know about this therapy? In this article we’ll explore the scientific basis of equine acupuncture, so you can come to your own informed decision about pursuing it to treat your horse’s ailments.
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