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Alternative vs Traditional Treatments

While alternative or complementary therapies may not be as controversial as they once were, those who use them on their horses are urged to do so with common sense. Here, we look at various options for horse owners who find the holistic approach to horse health appealing, as well as cautions from conventional veterinarians. Alternative Therapies Dr. Alison Seely was a veterinarian before she married into a family of five chiropractors. “I witnessed first-hand many successful stories in my husband’s office and felt there was a need to offer this therapy for animals,” she said. Seely became one of the first students to study at the American Veterinary Chiropractic program offered in Moline, Illinois in 1995, and has been practicing chiropractic on animals, including horses, from her clinic in the Ottawa Valley ever since. As alternative medical treatments have become popular for people, it’s not surprising that many also seek…

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