Acupuncture can be beneficial for many equine conditions, including the following:

  • Treating musculoskeletal problems such as muscle soreness, back pain, arthritis, laminitis, injuries to tendons, ligaments and bone.
  • Identifying and eliminating causes of poor performance and subtle lameness
  • Neurological disorders such as laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring) and facial nerve paralysisAcupuncture on horse
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, gastric ulcers and colic
  • Reproductive problems (infertility or decreased fertility)
  • Respiratory problems such as Equine Asthma (heaves)
  • Eye conditions such as uveitis
  • Anhidrosis
  • Cushings disease (PPID)

For some conditions, acupuncture alone is effective. For others, acupuncture combined with conventional medicine reduces the need for medications or provides better healing and/or pain relief.