Chiropractic and acupuncture can be complementary to a variety of treatment regimens. Some situations that may benefit from these therapies are often considered behavioral problems, such as saddling issues, bucking, rearing and poor performance. But in reality, there is usually an underlying painful condition that is causing the horse to react badly. In these situations chiropractics is often a diagnostic as well as treatment tool. Acupuncture is a wonderful adjunct to chiropractic for the more difficult, chronically painful horses and has worked well for horses with anhydrosis or “non-sweating”. Chiropractics and acupuncture also have places in reproductive medicine to help mares carry their pregnancy more comfortably without the use of medications that could be harmful to the fetus. Acupuncture has also been used for the chronically infertile mare. Dr. Patricia Blakeslee is certified in Chiropractic and Acupuncture and is available on the farm or in our clinic.