Equine Acupuncture FAQs

Equine Acupuncture FAQs

At Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service, our equine veterinarian in Ocala offers a wide range of veterinary services including acupuncture. Equine acupuncture performed by a knowledgeable vet has many benefits. Here are the answers to some common questions regarding equine acupuncture.

Frequently Asked Questions About Equine Acupuncture:

  • How does acupuncture help a horse? Acupuncture helps horses similarly to how it helps humans. Needles stimulate specific parts of the nervous system, creating a healing reaction that is natural and drug-free.
  • What conditions are equine acupuncture therapy recommended for? Muscle issues including pain, gait issues, obscure lameness, osteoarthritis, and laminitis. Acupuncture can also effectively address gastrointestinal disorders and neurological disorders, and often other conditions that are not responding to other treatments. The whole body is one cohesive unit, and acupuncture helps the systems communicate better.
  • How does a horse stay calm during acupuncture? The needling is relatively painless, and as long as our vet remains calm and professional, your horse will remain calm as well.
  • How often should a horse receive acupuncture? It depends on the horse and the condition treated. Sometimes one treatment is enough, while other times three to five sessions are required for desired results. If your horse has responded well to acupuncture in the past, it may be a good idea to schedule regular treatments to help relieve your horse’s pain and improve your horse’s range of motion without medication.

Equine Veterinarian in Ocala

Winner's Circle Equine Veterinary Service is proud to offer reliable veterinary services to residents of  Ocala and the surrounding areas. Our equine veterinarian has years of experience performing equine acupuncture and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (706) 202-5476.