The Buck Stops Here!
Dr. Marcia believes that a comprehensive whole horse approach is needed in order to create and maintain health in our equine companions. When we look at an ill horse we examine all aspects of his body AND mind to identify his/her problem areas that need to be addressed.
Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain by realigning the joints for proper range of motion relieving pain and preventing injury.
Equine Dentistry is also hugely important in keeping your horse performing at the peak of his/her abilities. Call Dr. Tyler Dees for your dental needs.
Veterinary acupuncture is often used to treat pain but is also very useful in treating other disorders such as: copd and gastrointestinal problems. Veterinary acupuncture is much more effective when combined with Chinese herbal therapy.
Energy work helps the horse develop healthy mechanisms for processing and releasing stress, making him less susceptible to stress induced injury and gastric ulceration.
Homeopathy is a safe and effective method for treating any injury or illness including: anhydrosis, Cushings and insulin resistance, tendon and ligament injury, vaccine induced injuries and illness.
Our motto at The Holistic Veterinary Center is "first do no harm". We use the least invasive, least toxic method available to produce long lasting results.
We know for many of you your horse is not only your best friend but your partner and an essential part of your livelihood. Keeping your horse working to the peak of his abilities is our passion.
The type of chiropractic I utilize in my practice is a combination of of several techniques that I have developed over the years. I have found this gentle form of energetic chiropractic much more effective than traditional structural adjustments.. This system uses a series of gentle contacts of a nonspecific nature made in specific areas with the intent to remove tension in the brain and the spinal cord itself. Once the tension is released the natural movement of the animal will allow the vertebrae to return to their normal position.
The beauty of this technique is that most animals (even the biggest scaredy cat) tolerates and actually enjoys the process. It also helps the animal develop new coping strategies to process and release stress and anxiety.
Over time the animals become more self adjusting and less dependent on manipulations. They also become more tolerant of stress and anxiety which is extremely important for performance animals.
By returning the joints to their normal anatomic location they function more normally reducing wear and tear on the joint. Once the subluxation is resolved, the pain is releaved and there is little to no need for ongoing drug therapy to manage pain. So, This is an excellent example of treating the cause and not the symptom.
Interested in learning to help your horse become self adjusting? Call our office 251-706-0890 to schedule a seminar at your barn. Cost is $120 per horse, 6-10 horses required to schedule.
http://www.theanimalcracker.com/: Lance Cleveland equine and small animal chiropractic
https://www.facebook.com/PerformanceHorseDentistry: Dr. Tyler Dees, equine dentist
WWW.HolisticHorsekeeping.com: Dr. Madalyn Ward's website. Great information on all things equine.
http://www.hoofrehab.com/ Pete Ramey's site on natural hoofcare.