Restore alignment & movement

Equine Chiropractic

Restore alignment & movement

Equine Chiropractic

Introducing our latest equine offering provided by Countryside Vet, Dr. Samantha Eder: a comprehensive fusion of equine chiropractic care and advanced equine medicine, delivering unparalleled support and wellness for your horse's optimal health and performance.

What is Equine Chiropractic?

An alternative therapy that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in horses. It involves the manipulation and adjustment of the horse's spine, joints, and soft tissues to restore proper alignment and function. Equine chiropractors, often called "equine chiropractors" or "equine chiropractic practitioners," use their hands or specialized tools to apply controlled force to specific areas of the horse's body.

Enhancing Health and Performance through Alignment

The underlying principle of equine chiropractic is similar to human chiropractic care, which is to restore proper alignment and movement of the spine and joints, thereby enhancing overall health and performance. Equine chiropractors believe that misalignments or restrictions in the horse's musculoskeletal system can lead to pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and compromised performance.

Evaluation, Adjustments, and Professional Considerations

Equine chiropractic treatment typically involves a thorough evaluation of the horse's posture, movement, and musculoskeletal system, followed by manual adjustments aimed at correcting any identified issues. These adjustments may include spinal manipulations, joint mobilizations, soft tissue techniques, and stretches. Equine chiropractors may also provide advice on exercise, nutrition, and management practices to support the horse's musculoskeletal health.

It's important to note that equine chiropractic should be performed by qualified professionals who have undergone specific training and certification in animal chiropractic care. Additionally, while equine chiropractic can be a valuable complementary therapy for some horses, it's not a substitute for proper veterinary care and should be used as part of a comprehensive management plan tailored to the individual horse's needs.

Enhance Performance. Prevent Injury. Promote Wellness.

Benefits to Your Horse's Health

Pain Relief: Equine chiropractic adjustments alleviate musculoskeletal discomfort by realigning the spine and joints, reducing nerve pressure, and releasing muscle tension.
Enhanced Range of Motion: Equine chiropractic care enhances flexibility, agility, and range of motion by restoring proper spinal and joint alignment and mobility.
Enhanced Performance: Optimized biomechanical efficiency and coordination from chiropractic adjustments lead to improved performance in racing, jumping, dressage, and other disciplines.
Prevention of Injuries: Regular chiropractic care identifies and addresses minor musculoskeletal issues before they progress, promoting injury prevention and musculoskeletal health.
Faster Recovery: Chiropractic adjustments expedite healing by promoting circulation, reducing inflammation, and facilitating tissue repair, aiding in the horse's recovery and return to full function.
Behavioral Benefits: Equine chiropractic addresses physical discomfort, improving attitude, cooperation, and willingness to perform by alleviating resistance and aggression.
Overall Wellness: By maintaining spinal alignment and joint function, equine chiropractic supports physiological balance, nervous system function, and immune response, fostering holistic wellness.
Considerations for Equine Chiropractic Care:

Tailoring Treatment to Individual Needs

It's important to remember that individual responses to equine chiropractic care may vary, and the benefits experienced by a horse will depend on factors such as its age, health status, lifestyle, and specific musculoskeletal issues. Additionally, equine chiropractic should be performed by qualified professionals in conjunction with regular veterinary care and tailored to the horse's individual needs and circumstances.

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A fully- functional equine hospital with a surgery suite
Recovery stalls and paddocks
Five mobile veterinary units
Advanced on-farm veterinary services
Haul-in appointments at the office
Regular hours for our Equine Services:
Monday - Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Serving clients in:
Metro Atlanta, Alpharetta, Athens, Conyers, Northeast Georgia, and the surrounding areas. We are not limited to these areas; long-distance service is available upon request.
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News & Articles

As many of our clients know, we love sharing our knowledge and important animal health news. Our blog contains valuable educational resources in one easy location.

May 9

The New Frontier: How Equine Chiropractors are Enhancing Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic care alongside traditional approaches has seen remarkable success. Check out these case studies and see if it’s the right match for your horse!
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Apr 2

Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Equine Asthma

Delve into the world of equine asthma, from its causes to management strategies, to ensure your horse's respiratory health shines bright.
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Mar 4

Equine Poison Prevention Info

March is Poison Prevention Month and we've put together a guide of the most common toxic plants and shrubs in Georgia. This post also includes treats your horse will love (and those best left untouched).
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Feb 5

The Art of Equine Acupuncture: Let’s get right to the point.

Explore how ancient wisdom meets modern equine health. Learn about acupuncture’s benefits and how it can aid in your horses performance, and well-being.
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Jan 3

Colic Chronicles: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Explore the depths of colic management and safeguard your horse's well-being. Learn to recognize crucial signs, understand the risks, and become a colic combatant! 🐎💡
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Jan 6

All About Hoof Health

The foundation of a horse’s health is a strong, healthy hoof. Read on for insightful tips and proactive planning to ensure your horse has happy feet all year round.
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Dec 6

We wish you a MARE-y Christmas

From their charming antics to the science behind their estrous cycle, read about managing mare moods, spotting signs of heat, and even balancing hormones with nutrition and supplements. Don't miss this sleigh-full of insights!
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Dec 5

7.2 M Reasons to Celebrate Our Love of Horses

National Day of the Horse is December 13th and we're blogging about the deep emotional connections we share with these magnificent animals, a topic even the NIH is studying. Join us for this captivating read!
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Nov 7

Care Tips for Senior Horses: Ensuring the Comfort of Your Aging Equine Companions

Prepare your senior horse for colder weather with our care guide. From assessing their body condition to ensuring proper nutrition and dental care, these tips will keep your aging equine companion healthy and content.
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9 May

The New Frontier: How Equine Chiropractors are Enhancing Traditional Veterinary Medicine

Chiropractic care alongside traditional approaches has seen remarkable success. Check out these case studies and see if it’s the right match for your horse!
More
2 Apr

Breathing Easy: Understanding and Managing Equine Asthma

Delve into the world of equine asthma, from its causes to management strategies, to ensure your horse's respiratory health shines bright.
More
4 Mar

Equine Poison Prevention Info

March is Poison Prevention Month and we've put together a guide of the most common toxic plants and shrubs in Georgia. This post also includes treats your horse will love (and those best left untouched).
More
5 Feb

The Art of Equine Acupuncture: Let’s get right to the point.

Explore how ancient wisdom meets modern equine health. Learn about acupuncture’s benefits and how it can aid in your horses performance, and well-being.
More
3 Jan

Colic Chronicles: What Every Horse Owner Should Know

Explore the depths of colic management and safeguard your horse's well-being. Learn to recognize crucial signs, understand the risks, and become a colic combatant! 🐎💡
More
2 Jan

All About Hoof Health

The foundation of a horse’s health is a strong, healthy hoof. Read on for insightful tips and proactive planning to ensure your horse has happy feet all year round.
More
6 Dec

We wish you a MARE-y Christmas

From their charming antics to the science behind their estrous cycle, read about managing mare moods, spotting signs of heat, and even balancing hormones with nutrition and supplements. Don't miss this sleigh-full of insights!
More
5 Dec

7.2 M Reasons to Celebrate Our Love of Horses

National Day of the Horse is December 13th and we're blogging about the deep emotional connections we share with these magnificent animals, a topic even the NIH is studying. Join us for this captivating read!
More