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Chiropractic Care


A chiropractic exam includes a thorough physical exam and observation of the horse in motion. A technique called motion palpation is then used to diagnose a VSC. When a joint in the spine is discovered to have little or no motion, an adjustment is then performed. An adjustment is a low amplitude, high velocity thrust which restores motion to the spine. Chiropractic care is a safe non-invasive tool that when used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine will keep horses healthy and performing at their optimal level.

Signs of neck or back pain include:

  • Reduced performance
  • Pinning of ears when being saddled or ridden
  • Tossing of the head
  • Hollowing of the back
  • Sensitivity to touch

Specific disciplines may notice performance issues:

  • Difficulties with lead changes
  • Problems with lateral bending
  • Refusing jumps
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