Complementary Therapies

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ECO offers a variety of complementary therapies as adjunctive treatments to help optimize your horse’s health. These therapies can give supplementary support in the healing process of a multitude of orthopedic and medical conditions commonly found in our equine population.

Chiropractic: ECO has three certified animal chiropractors.  Dr. Grant joins Dr. Penno and Dr. McDonald as being our third certified in animal chiropractor; she will primarily be found in the western and southern regions of our practice area.  Whether your horse is a top-level competitor or a geriatric companion our staff will do its best to maximize their potential and improve their quality of life.

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is an excellent adjunct to Western medicine.  It is predominately used in horses for musculoskeletal issues but can be used for many other ailments as well.  Some of the more common uses include back pain, upper limb lameness, laminitis, chronic heel pain, heaves, infertility problems, and anxiety.  Drs. McDonald, Grant, and Sim are certified in veterinary acupuncture.  Please call to discuss if you think your horse may benefit from acupuncture or if you would like to schedule an appointment.