Acupuncture & Chiropractic Evaluation
Colts Head Veterinary Services uses acupuncture and chiropractic evaluation as diagnostic modalities and therapies both on their own and in conjunction with Western medicine. These alternative therapies can aid in the localization of pain, as well as an adjunctive therapy to treat certain ailments such as skin disease, head shaking, lameness, colic, and back pain. Dr. Klayman can perform veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic care on your horse.

Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China. Therapeutic effects are produced when specific sensitive points are stimulated. This results in improved healing, relief of muscle spasms and pain, and numerous other benefits. The painless stimulation is performed with thin sterilized needles. Electro-acupuncture, when small electric pulses are used in conjunction with traditional needles, can also be used for greater effect in some cases.

Chiropractic evaluation and treatment is a system of identifying and adjusting mal-aligned segments of the spine and limbs. Therapy is directed to the vertebral column to restore normal motion and function. After a chiropractic treatment, horse owners can notice an increased range of motion, decreased pain, improved performance, and behavioral changes.