Acupuncture in the Performance Horse

Acupuncture and herbal therapies have been gaining popularity in the United States over the past 30 years, but popularity does not necessarily mean efficacy. How do you decide with all the therapies and products that are out there which ones are safe? How do you know which ones will work? Deciding which modalities will improve[…]

Preventing Wormy Woes (News in the fight against parasite resistance.)

The trees are blooming the grass is growing and it is a beautiful time on North Central Florida farms.  Everything is perfect right?  Unfortunately for many small ruminant producers this is a frightening time of year.  The mild temperatures combined with wet weather can make this the time of year for parasite problems.  Depending on[…]

Acupuncture for our Equine Friends

Acupuncture is one of those things that brings visions of voodoo and colorful aura drawings to people’s minds.  It is a very ancient practice that has been lumped into the new age phenomenon which has been gaining in popularity for the past 10 years or so. So what is the deal with Acupuncture? Is it all pseudoscience?[…]

When to inject?

Your trusty steed has lost a little of the pep in his step, what do you do next?  Most people talk to trainers, friends, barn mates and veterinarians. Generally at least one of them will say “maybe it’s time to inject the hocks.”  Joint injections are starting to be considered maintenance for our athletic friends[…]