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Background: 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...

Author(s)
Lee, D.; May, K.; Faramarzi, B.
Publisher
Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Citation
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research, 2019, 20, 1, pp 9-12
Abstract

Road transport and physical exercise represent stressful stimuli that can lead to homeostasis disruption with direct effect on health status, welfare, and physical performance of the athletic horse. Acupuncture is recognized as a practice modulating the physical well-being of athletes. In this...

Author(s)
Rizzo, M.; Arfuso, F.; Giannetto, C.; Giudice, E.; Longo, F.; Pietro, S. di; Piccione, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2017, 18, pp 56-61
Abstract

In this study, the effect of acupuncture on skin temperature (TSKIN), including six body regions (neck, shoulder, ribs, flank, internal thigh, and back), rectal temperature (TRECTAL), serum levels of total proteins, hematocrit, magnesium, calcium (Ca), phosphorus, and chloride was evaluated in five ...

Author(s)
Rizzo, M.; Arfuso, F.; Giudice, E.; Abbate, F.; Longo, F.; Piccione, G.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017, 55, pp 84-89
Abstract

There is a need for evidence-based scientific research to address the question of the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving clinical signs of laminitis in horses. The objective of this study was to compare lameness levels before and after 2 acupuncture treatments in horses with chronic...

Author(s)
Faramarzi, B.; Lee DongBin; May, K.; Dong FangLong
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2017, 58, 8, pp 823-827
Abstract

Objectives: To investigate whether acupuncture can alter gait in horses as assessed by objective and subjective parameters. Study design: Prospective, randomized, singleblinded, crossover study. Animals: Eight adult horses. Methods: Horses were randomly assigned to a treatment (three acupuncture...

Author(s)
Dunkel, B.; Pfau, T.; Fiske-Jackson, A.; Veres-Nyeki, K. O.; Fairhurst, H.; Jackson, K.; Chang YuMei; Bolt, D. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 2017, 44, 1, pp 154-162
Abstract

Acupuncture has become increasingly popular in veterinary medicine. Within the scientific literature there is debate regarding its efficacy. Due to the complex nature of acupuncture, a scoping review was undertaken to identify and categorize the evidence related to acupuncture in companion animals...

Author(s)
Rose, W. J.; Sargeant, J. M.; Hanna, W. J. B.; Kelton, D.; Wolfe, D. M.; Wisener, L. V.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal Health Research Reviews, 2017, 18, 2, pp 177-185
Abstract

Horses have a natural predisposition for sport, however, their use in competitions can result in stress-related problems that impair their sporting performance and especially their health. Thus, the use of strategies that can prevent or minimize the deleterious effects of stress is essential. In...

Author(s)
Villas-Boas, J. D.; Almeida, N. A. dos S.; Almeida, F. Q. de; Medeiros, M. A. de
Publisher
Sociedade de Medicina Veterinária do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janerio, Brazil
Citation
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 39, 4, pp 221-230
Abstract

Equine spinal lesions are a common occurrence. These lesions are often caused by excessive use of certain spinal regions resulting in tissue injury that releases K+, Na+, and Ca++ ions, in addition to allogenic substances that are present during inflammation. Several therapies are available for...

Author(s)
Bello, C. A. de O.; Barreto-Vianna, A. R. da C.; Nogueira, K.; Santos, A. C.; Lima, E. M. M. de
Publisher
Istanbul University Press, Istanbul, Turkey
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Eurasia, 2018, 44, 3, pp 117-121
Abstract

This article describes the use of acupuncture as an effective treatment in sixteen of eighteen horses diagnosed with Equine Sarcoid (ES). The treatment consisted of stimulation of one single individual acupuncture point, repeated three times. In 16 of these cases, a marked shrinking of the tumor...

Author(s)
Thoresen, S.
Publisher
Redstone Media Group, Peterborough, Canada
Citation
Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, 2018, 50, pp 75-80
Abstract

Laser acupuncture is described as a very effective therapy for Equine Cushing Syndrome (ECS, PPID). The scope of laser acupuncture ranges from a local anti-inflammatory effect of laser therapy on the pituitary gland to the general regulating effect of acupuncture. The procedure in laser ...

Author(s)
Petermann, U.
Publisher
Sonntag Verlag GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin, 2019, 33, 4, pp 127-133

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