Thursday, October 30, 2008


Dog chiropractic has been growing in popularity. Many owners and vets see this approach as advantage over medicating for pain only. If your dog has seen their vet and there exists no disease process causing lameness, lethargy, appetite changes and back sensitivity then chiropractic may be the answer.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


When evaluating a horse I always take into account conformation. The dimensions of the horse and what his or her job entails is of main concern when doing an evaluation.

Starting with the legs, good alignment from the hoof to the shoulder and hip is looked at. Specifically the joints and their relationship to the bony structures.
The diameter of the cannon bone just below the knee should be 8inches for every 1000lbs of horse, this will ensure less traumatic injury and joint stress.

Wither to croup height is another factor. If the croup is higher that the withers then the saddle will be jamming the withers and causing neck and upper back soreness.

Fetlock and pastern position is a concern in regards to stress on the tendons and suspensory ligaments. A normal slope of the pastern to fetlock is essential. A long slope will also put excessive strain on the fetlock during weight bearing which can lead to fracture especially in jumpers.

I could go on but you get the idea, a chiropractor should always do this evaluation to help key them in.