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27
Mar

Moxabustion for horses

Mark DePaolo, DVM explains the use of Moxabustion as he performs this treatment on a horse. This is where a bundle of herb is burned on the end of a dry needle to gently take the warmth deep into the acupuncture point. It is frequently used in horses with endocrine syndrome and helps with hormone problems and irritability.  It is also very useful to regulate hormone imbalances or very sore, tight muscles. Read more »

26
Mar

Equine Rhino Treatment

If you have a horse that is having a Rhino outbreak within two to three weeks of eliminating stress that caused the outbreak, the virus will go away just like a cold sore in a human.  If you would like to help your horse get healthier faster, you can use Read more »

23
Mar

Introduction to Equine Rhino

  • Rhino= Nose
  • Pneumo= Lungs, and
  • It is= Inflammation of

What the name doesn’t tell us is what causes this disease.  Rhino is caused by a Herpes Virus.  The first time a horse gets a respiratory tract infection, no matter what the cause, be it viral or bacterial, the horse is also exposed to Rhino.  Most young horses will experience their first sinus, pharyngeal or lung infection as a weanling, but if not, Read more »

22
Mar

iPhone Apps For Equestrians

Some cool iPhone apps for the horse lover:

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22
Mar

A Tribute To The Best Sidekick!

Dr. Mark was lucky enough to have a friend, companion and a faithful sidekick in his Jack Russell Terrier, Dutch.  This week at the seasoned age of 15, Dutch was laid to rest on the DePaolo’s property in Texas.  Dr. Mark took Dutch to all of the horse shows, vet calls, the office….Pretty much anywhere where Mark was, Dutch was at his feet.   Read more »

15
Mar

Equine Performance Acupuncture

Performance horses are prone to developing minor injuries that often go unnoticed.  Eventually these intensify and cause the horse to compensate by altering its way of moving and this makes it susceptible to more serious injury.

Upon examination, acupuncture is often used after an equine veterinary chiropractic treatment to eliminate these injuries at an early stage. By restoring normal blood supply and function to the muscles, they heal quickly and competition schedules are uninterrupted.

Equine Performance Acupuncture helps performance horses Read more »

15
Mar

Homeopathics and Horses

Homeopathics have been used for over 200 years as a complete system of medicine to treat mental, emotional and physical ailments.  Homeopaths believe the body and mind operate in unison and by treating one part of the body you are directly affecting the entire body.

Homeopathic remedies are very safe because they are natural medicines drawn from plants, minerals and animals.  They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body.  Because there is no danger of addiction or toxicity, they can be used in pregnant women, children and pets. Read more »

13
Mar

Silly state laws involving horses

In a day and age where there are laws upon laws in this country and huge gaps in the law where there should be some regulation, we thought it would be entertaining to poke a little fun at our government and compile a list of silly laws that might actually affect horse lovers or would have 100 years ago.  These are actual laws that are STILL on the government books in our country…FYI – Oklahoma takes the cake on this one! Read more »

7
Mar

Therapeutic Equine Acupuncture

Therapeutic Equine Acupuncture is a valid modality for treating horses. Acupuncture is a great choice for treating founder, EPM and inflammation as well as allergies and hormone imbalances in horses.  Upon examination, acupuncture is often used after an equine veterinary chiropractic treatment to eliminate these injuries at an early stage. By restoring normal blood supply and function to the muscles, Read more »

7
Mar

What To Avoid In An Equine Chiropractor

It is very important to watch an equine chiropractor work before letting them adjust your horse. Anyone who is not a human chiropractor or a veterinarian should never adjust your horse as it is illegal in most states and they will not have appropriate training.

Before scheduling an appointment it is important to Read more »