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2019 Winter

Iran J Vet Res



Comparison of first and second acupuncture treatments in horses with chronic laminitis.


Lee D, May K, Faramarzi B
Iran J Vet Res. 2019 Winter; 20(1):9-12.
PMID: 31191693.


Laminitis is a common but critical disease that causes severe pain and disability in horses. The etiology and pathogenesis of laminitis remain inconclusive and a multimodal therapeutic approach is generally indicated. Acupuncture has been used as a treatment option; however, the required number of treatments is still controversial due to the lack of objective scientific evidence.