Dr. Cochrane is a fully certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) and offers acupuncture for a number of conditions in horses and some livestock.

Acupuncture has been practiced in both animals and humans for thousands of years. Veterinary treatment protocols using acupuncture are well-documented and studies have shown that acupuncture stimulation induces the following physiological effects:

  • Pain relief
  • Promotion of tissue healing processes
  • Regulation of gastrointestinal motility
  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Immunoregulation
  • Hormone and reproductive regulation
  • Antifebrile effects

Clinical trials indicate that acupuncture therapy can be effective in the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as muscle soreness, back pain, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease
  • Neurological disorders such as laryngeal hemiplegia, facial paralysis and other neurologic diseases
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic and others
  • Performance enhancement
  • Other conditions such as heaves, uveitis, anhidrosis, geriatric weakness and behavioral problems

Each session may take 45 minutes to an hour. The first assessment and appointment may take longer.