From “The Horse” Magazine, Nearly 73% of horse owners responding to a survey use or had used alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal supplements on their horses, and while 86% had sought veterinary advice about alternative therapies, 25% of them didn’t tell their veterinarian, according to a study in Vet Record. Veterinarians should be prepared to answer questions about alternative therapies and should counsel horse owners that some therapies may mask health conditions or reduce the efficacy of other treatments, study leader and veterinarian Annelies Decloedt says.


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