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March 15, 2012

Equine Performance Acupuncture

by DePaolo Equine Concepts

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 reach their maximum potential. This type of treatment is good for horses that edure strenuous physical activity. A combination of dry needles and aquapuncture (injecting a liquid substance) is performed by Dr. DePaolo to treat trigger points for pain relief and endorphin release.

Equine Performance Acupuncture can help alleviate:

  • Soreness and trigger points
  • Back pain
  • Hock or stifle problems
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Inflammation

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