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FAQs

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Do you work with my regular veterinarian? Do you have specific referrals for cases you feel are better resolved with Western Medicine?

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I am lucky enough to have many wonderful vets in each of my usual service areas. If your horse has an issue that I think is best addressed by a regular vet, I will refer you back to your regular vet and make any necessary communications. I use my western veterinary knowledge regularly and happily work with your regular vet to get to the bottom of your horse’s problem.

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How does equine chiropractic compare with human chiropractic? How often does my horse need to be “done”?

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Horses hold their Chiropractic much better than people, and of course every situation is different. In general for health, sound performance horses, significant improvement is noticed after just one treatment. Two or three treatment within 6 months work to hold the initial improvement, and 2-4 time a year for a competition animal is usually more than adequate. The chiropractic and acupuncture work together, like 1+1=5. I find that doing both leads to less visits overall.

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Does acupuncture hurt? What if my horses does not like needles?

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Every horse is an individual, and many horses that do not tolerate needles well actually tolerate acupuncture. For those who do not, chiropractic and herbal remedies can be transforming.

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When should I call an acupuncturist/holistic vet rather than my regular veterinarian? Should I call you when my horse is sick?

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Any time your horse has an acute or recent illness, you need to call your regular vet. Any time your horse has a lameness you need to call your regular vet. This also applies for unusual bumps, cuts, and fevers. I no longer carry medical tools, radiograph machines or do bloodwork. When there are more subtle issues of performance, or an illness that is unresponsive to Western Medicine, Holistic medicine can hold many answers.

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What areas do you service?

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I hold veterinary licenses in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. I service the greater Richmond area, and monthly travel to Maryland to service the Davidsonville/Upper Marlboro area and Laurel Race Track. For a large number of horses and enough advanced notice, I can travel to other areas of these states.