Complete Holistic Care and Healing for Horses: The Owner's Veterinary Guide to Alternative Methods and Remedies by Mary L. Brennan, DVM with Norma Eckroate
Model Number: 9781872119342
Horse owners and professionals are turning to alternative medicine in increasing numbers as the effectiveness of holistic treatments is proven. Alternative therapies emphasize strengthening and balancing the horse's own biological system to promote healing and health, and generally are both less expensive and less invasive than conventional options. Even chronic conditions and old injuries often improve with alternative approaches. Therapies such as acupuncture, massage, nutraceuticals, and chiropractic can effectively address conditions such as liver disease, navicular syndrome, and ringbone, which are often unresponsive to conventional treatment. And when conventional medicine is necessary, and Dr Brennan recommends this where appropriate, natural therapies can help the horse's body cope with the sometimes stressful side-effects. Based on her extensive experience as a veterinary surgeon running a holistic veterinary practice in Atlanta, Georgia, working primarily with horses, and as a horsewoman and competitive dressage rider, this book offers effective, dynamic alternative options for health which rely less on pharmaceuticals and more on restoring and maintaining the horse's vitality. It is a must for everyone who cares about the quality of life and well-being of their horse.
Contents include: Alternative methods, Conventional methods, Care and management, Nursing your horse, A to Z of common ailments with multiple suggested therapies and treatments Appendices