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What You Must Know About Equine & Canine Posture


Dear Clients and Friends,

Below is an article by Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD about equine posture. It will help you continue to increase your understanding of how your equine and canine partners perform activities of daily living. 
  

What You Must Know About Equine and Canine Posture

By Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD


Gravity. It’s not just a good idea... it’s the law! This goes for horses and dogs as well as people. Pretty much all activity on earth is influenced by gravity, and the forces generated by gravity are the primary source of most athletic injury. However, most injuries aren’t caused by running or jumping, as you would think.
They actually originate with how the person or animal uses their body while standing. In horses, this is especially critical, because they spend 20-22 hours a day standing: standing and eating, standing and sleeping or just plain standing.

 

Below are pictures showing Dr. Cleveland and Dr. Shoemaker working with a canine partner
examining posture. Dr. Gellman is shown illustrating the proper way to trim the toenail.

Judith Shoemaker, DVM examines for symmetrical features.

 

Dr. Lance making a friend before examination.

 


Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD illustrates the proper way to trim the toenail.

A reminder to our clients: Utilize our Client Page to view video reminders of how to properly perform hind stretches, poll stretches, and neck stretches. To view the stretching video, you will need to obtain the username and password from the back of your horse's most recent Chiropractic Evaluation and Treatment Summary.

Please feel free to forward this newsletter your family and friends in the equine and canine world. There is a link at the bottom of this page to help you forward this to a friend.

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 Ready for my adjustment, Dr. Lance. Chiropractic is not just for horses!

 

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