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2022 Oct 13

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract

Preventative Care: Managing the Geriatric Horse with Integrative Therapies.


Boldt E
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2022 Oct 13.
PMID: 36244944.


Horses 15 years of age and older now account for a significant portion of the equine population. Integrative therapies can provide important diagnostic and treatment tools for managing and maintaining the health of geriatric horses. Aged horses are often afflicted with chronic disease processes that are difficult to effectively manage with conventional medicinal approaches, such as laminitis and osteoarthritis. Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches using integrative therapies, such as acupuncture and spinal manipulation, are presented in this article for managing aged horses with metabolic disorders and musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, or muscle hypertonicity.