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Re: [RC] Acupuncture (was Vit E deficiency) - Dyane Smith

Barb, what part of the country is your guy?

Dyane
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From: "Barb Peck" <bpeck9191@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 7:36 AM
Subject: [RC] Acupuncture (was Vit E deficiency)


One of my horses had a pasture accident (sliding stop in the mud, sat down
on himself and tore
a big muscle in the butt).

Because he was pretty much 3 legged lame (and he was re-injuring the
injury by getting up and down
from laying down) he got muscle sore/tight in other parts of his body-
especially over his back.

My Vet is a certified acupuncture (instructor) and he did several sessions
on him.  There were needles every where, and you could just see the horse
relax during the whole session. Vet said he was a goos patient, because some
horses do not like the needle insertion - this horse went from cranky man to
laid back man in about 5 minutes after Don would start putting needles in.
 In one area, he applied a small electrical stimilus to the needles (he
said you really have to know what you're doing for this - and he had failed
some of the Vets in his class)

It definitely helped.  The effects could be seen for several days after
the session.. and this horse was being done about every 4 days for a while,
then spaced farther appart (he had a month protocol).

It's pricey - but my Vet was using this horse for a case history (becuase
he had ultrasounds of the original injury) and he gave me a break on the
price.

A friend of mine has her daughters event horse done about a week or so
before a big competition - (this horse seems to be always a little sore in
the shoulders - but really nothing anyone other than the owner could
notice.) Our Vet goes over sites on the body he calls pressure or trigger
points- and I've seen my horse really vilently react to one that hurts, then
over time become non-reactive to those points.

I think in certain circumstances it's very beneficial.
The trick will be finding someone who knows what they're doing.

Barb
it helps

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