With so many alternative therapies to choose from, it is important to know how they work so you can select the best option and therapist for your horse.
Remember these therapies are not intended to replace veterinary diagnosis or treatment.
It is very important to get a correct diagnosis from a veterinarian (and possibly a second or third opinion) before you enlist the assistance of an alternative therapist or apply a treatment yourself.
Always check with your veterinarian that it’s appropriate to use additional therapies for the condition (and stage of treatment) you are treating as some things cannot be used when the horse is on certain drugs.
Most qualified alternative therapists will also be able to advise when you can use their treatment in conjunction with traditional therapy and/or surgeries.