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Equine Acupuncture

At Equine Surgery & Medicine, we provide veterinary acupuncture for horses to offer pain relief and sports injury recovery, and to supplement other therapies.

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Relieving Pain & Promoting Healing

Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years to treat various medical conditions in humans and animals. Today, equine acupuncture plays a significant role in enhancing the health and vitality of horses.

Acupuncture is primarily used in sports horses to manage pain and restore function. Acupuncture involves inserting needles at specific points on the body where there are increased numbers of nerve endings, blood vessels, and lymphatics to help alleviate pain and target specific conditions. 

At Equine Surgery & Medicine, we understand that pain in horses can have a ripple effect of discomfort and hindrance throughout their entire body.

Our veterinarians are here to provide the utmost care and assistance to alleviate their pain. We effectively address a wide range of conditions by incorporating acupuncture into our comprehensive treatment plans, with particular expertise in musculoskeletal disorders and back pain.

We are committed to serving you and your horse with professionalism and care. We are here to help.

Equine Acupuncture, Wichita Vets

What Conditions Can Improve With Acupuncture?

Acupuncture for horses provides relief for conditions like:

  • Sore backs and necks
  • Navicular issues leading to foot pain
  • Laminitis (acute and chronic)
  • Tendon/ligament injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Reproductive issues
  • Muscle atrophy/loss
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Heaves/allergic lung conditions
  • Anhidrosis or non-sweating

When Will I Notice Results?

Acupuncture is not a quick fix to manage pain and may require numerous sessions for you to see results. Usually, you can notice acupuncture effects in around 1-3 treatments.

Using thin needles to stimulate various areas of the horse's body can have physiological effects on the body. This could be due to the release of hormones, the activation of nerve responses, or the activation of immune system function.

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Equine Surgery & Medicine is accepting new patients. Our team of veterinarians has been providing expert equine care since 1975. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.

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