EQUINE INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
Dr. Hicks, Dr. Cook and Dr. Cooper are certified in Chiropractic and graduates of the Options For Animals Veterinary Chiropractic Program.
Chiropractic is a noninvasive treatment used to correct confirmation, injury or soreness from repetitive use. The doctors use manual manipulation employing a high velocity, low amplitude thrust with his hands to correct a subluxation along the horses spine or extremities. The horses respond to this treatment nicely to aid in the correction of many facial, neck, back, pelvic or leg issues.
Dr Hicks & Dr. Cooper are graduates of the Chi Institute Acupuncture Program. Acupuncture uses either small solid needles with or without electric stimulation, or fluids such as B12, sarapin or blood, to stimulate specific points along the body (acupuncture points) to manipulate neurotransmitters in the body to influence surrounding muscles close to the points and affect target areas of the body not necessarily close to the points. Modern science is continually validating this ancient form of medicine that is estimated to be between 4000 and 5000 years old. Dr. Hicks uses acupuncture daily to diagnose and treat certain conditions in horses. It is very effective at localizing and diagnosing areas of lameness in the horse, as well as other medical conditions. Including but not limited to: Allergic bronchitis, anhidrosis, laminitis, back soreness, gas colic, nerve paralysis, laryngeal hemiplegia, and many other neurologic and medical conditions including EPM. We will be happy to discuss this as a possible therapy for your horse.
EVS works to treat the whole horse through a variety of techniques. Applied kinesiology (AK) is a safe and non-invasive wellness therapy that uses muscle assessment as a tool for evaluating neurological function. AK is also know as muscle strength testing, is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal distant internal problems such as nerve damage, reduced blood supply, chemical imbalances or other organ or gland problems.
Equine Veterinary Services
4025 Coleman Cut Road
Paducah, KY 42001