Ruth Pugh

25561 Argyle Line
West Lorne
Ontario, N0L 2P0

Phone: 519-282-4886
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American Veterinary Chiropractice Association

Welcome to Equine Chiropractic Care

Equine chiropractic care is a holistic approach to many of the health and performance problems of the horse. Chiropractic does not replace traditional veterinary medicine and surgery, but provides an alternative method of care.

There are numerous common everyday events or occasional traumatic situations which can cause abnormal or restricted movement to occur in the spine. The change in proper spinal movement is what chiropractors call a “subluxation”. Subluxations can cause pain, tight muscles, reduced flexibility, weakness and other performance robbing symptoms. The horse will also show compensatory changes in posture and gait. These changes will stress other joints and muscles.

The following symptoms may benefit from chiropractic care:

  • shifting lameness
  • stiffness
  • lack of impulsion or power
  • difficulty maintaining collection
  • cold-backed or cinchy
  • poor attitude
  • difficulty picking up a lead
  • difficulty holding a leg for the farrier
  • short striding
  • bucking, rearing, swishing tail
  • refusals
  • stumbling or knuckling over
  • won’t bend or flex
  • being “on-line” or on the shaft