Equine chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with traditional veterinary care to address and help prevent musculoskeletal issues in horses. Injury or even everyday activities can lead to reduced mobility between vertebrae and abnormal spinal movement. This in turn impacts surrounding tissue and muscle. Equine chiropractors focus on restoring the spinal column’s normal movement and function.
Equine chiropractic care can be used for both treatment of a condition or preventive care. Many horse owners choose equine chiropractors for the following:
The most common sign of problems with the vertebrae, joints, or muscles is pain. Signs your horse is in pain include:
Dr. Julia Dietz, a member of the Carolina Equine Hospital veterinary team, has training and experience providing chiropractic services for horses. She is certified as an Equine Medical Manipulation Practitioner and studied equine chiropractic care at the Integrated Veterinary Medical Institute in Reddick, Florida.