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Copy of Copy of 3d horse

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Jackie Metzler

on 11 December 2013

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By Jackie Metzler

Dates back to years 2000-3000 BC during the Shang and Chow dynasties.

Started into the western medicine until last decade in 20th century

Balances the body's own systems of healing
Natural healing mechanism
How it works?

Insert needle, creates a "micro trauma"

Stimulates body's ability to heal itself
South Shore Equine Clinic
Figure 2. Acute wound, acupuncture beads used (Frauenfelder, 2008)
Figure 3. Chronic wound, acupuncture beads used with no bandaging (Frauenfelder, 2008)

Acupuncture can be used independently
or incorporated with conventional
western medicine.

It is now widely used in
the medical world,
in both the human and animal field.






To Inject or not to Inject
“I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up,
because I really, really like helping animals and
being with animals, ...
I've just liked that for a long time.”

Carolyn Anderson
Traditional Therapy
Traditional medicine dates back to 2,500 BC
The original veterinarians were the farriers
Vets have been involved in experimental medicine since the 1900’s.
EQU 403.
Senior Seminar

Inserting needles into these points is what is believed to restore the balance and body homeostasis, relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

(Jai et al, 2012).
How joint injections work?
Joint Injections
Injected directly into inflamed joint
lubricate tissues
reduce friction
improve joint action
4 types of joint medications
Hyaluronan (hyaluronic acid)


Polysulphated glycosaminoglycans (Adequan)

Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IRAP)

Decreases Inflammation

Restores Performance level

Protects cartilage

Lack of effectiveness

Possible infections
So what are the alternatives to choosing joint injections?
Encourages muscle stimulation

Can be used as preventative
If needle is not placed, could harm
May need to sedate horse
Works Cited
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