Originally Posted by Kelsie1
She has just been checked by a vet (and it's not a small town vet) it's a vet for horses only and I even asked about a chiro for all three of my horses and he said that none of them need a chiro. They got there coggins and other stuff done to!!
That is good that you asked your vet, but does your vet actually do any chiro work? Did he do any sort of lameness evaluation, watching how the horse moves, checking flexion on the legs, etc?
Even a small town vet can run a Coggins or give yearly vacinations, so that isn't saying much.
Chiropractic medicine is a completely different specialty, and if your vet doesn't do it on a regular basis, they often aren't the best ones to ask. Always best to ask the actual expert --> the chiropractor.
My main vet for my horses is a lameness expert; horses only. She also does dental work. However, she does not do chiropractic work. But she works closely with several of them, as well with a certified specialty farrier (who just happens to be her husband). Just trying to point out that even a specialized equine vet doesn't do EVERYTHING involving horses.