Top performance horses have the unique task of being asked to perform at their highest potential almost every time they are ridden.The demands on a performance horse make it critical that your horse is healthy and sound, both mentally and physically, so that it can perform to its highest potential. Silverado Equine provides several services for clients who compete including competition day acupuncture treatments and comprehensive wellness plans to keep your horse competing to its top level. In most equine competition associations, the use of performance enhancing drugs, steroids and stimulants is regulated and the rules are strictly enforced. Equine Acupuncture is a viable and popular method for performance enhancement, musculo-skeletal issues and to ease anxiety at time of competition. It is a healthy and effective alternative to many medications. Silverado Equine offers the following services catered specifically to the performance horse. Please contact us for any additional services that you may require.
- Pre-Competition Physical Exams and Consulting
- Acupuncture Treatments
- Health Certifications / Drug Certifications
- On-Site Standby Services
- On-Call Services
For performance horses, Silverado Equine recommends the integration of Equine Acupunture to help achieve optimal performance for competition. Acupuncture is an excellent modality for relieving musculoskeletal pain, obscure lameness, back pain and decreased performance. Acupuncture can also be very effective for GI problems, hormone/metabolic disease, behavioral issues, neurological disorders, heaves (RAO,COPD) and prevention of disease – just to name a few!
Equine acupuncture is currently a “hot topic” here in the United States. If you go behind the scenes at any racetrack, top-rated horse show or even the Olympic games you will see acupuncture needles being placed in these top competitors. The art and science of Chinese acupuncture has been widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years but was introduced to the United States in just this last century. It is currently recognized by the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and the AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) as an accepted and scientifically valid treatment modality. Acupuncture gives us a “map” of the body, involving hundreds of points that largely fall along one of the 14 primary meridians. These points correspond to different elements of the body and allow us to understand what is going on with the body holistically. The meridians relate to the musculoskeletal system and internal organs. In Chinese medicine, pain or illness is due to the blockage of “Qi” or energy along one or more meridians. Qi can be blocked by both internal and external factors such as stress, trauma, bacteria, viruses, etc. Using acupuncture we treat pain and illness by inserting acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points and stimulating these points.
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