How Can Equine Chiropractic Care Benefit My Horse?
The goal of the chiropractic adjustment is to improve the mobility of the joints in horses as well as improve their form and function. The spinal column houses the body’s central nervous system (spinal cord) which sends signals to the brain controlling organs, movement and overall body function.
A misaligned spinal column can put pressure on nerves, causing irritation and inflammation resulting in limb or back pain, reduced mobility, mechanical movement errors, and can interrupt optimal organ and immune function.
Signs Your Horse Could Benefit From Chiropractic Care
- Back pain
- Loss of flexion
- Difficulty changing gaits
- Inability to pick up the correct lead
- A change in attitude: bucks, kicks, bites, swishes tail, pins ears or throws head when asked to work or be saddled
- Short strides at the trot
- Head tilts to one side while trotting or cantering
- Hips or shoulders are uneven
- Tail sits to one side
- Lack of impulsion
- Cannot stay collected
- Unexplained tripping
- Loss of muscle tone
- Unexplained lameness
Events That Would Cause A Horse To Need An Adjustment
- Dental procedure
- An accident
- Recovering from a lameness
- General performance
Equine Chiropractic Care with Dr. Devereux
Dr. Devereux specializes in sports medicine and adding equine chiropractic care to her capabilities was a natural fit allowing her to treat the whole horse. Dr. Devereux completed her animal chiropractic course at Options For Animals in Wellsville, Kansas in 2019 and earned her equine chiropractic certification from International Veterinary Chiropractic Association (IVCA) in 2019.
If you have questions about chiropractic care or would like to make an appointment please contact the clinic at 636.332.5373 or email@example.com.