Acupuncture for laminitis

Western University, in conjunction with a private equine practitioner, is studying the ability of acupuncture to help horses with chronic laminitis. Acute laminitis, when treated early, can usually be helped, with the horse returning to normal activities. The longer that chronic laminitis lasts, the worse the prognosis for the affected horse. Acupuncture is often effective in chronic inflammation of many types, and it may be helpful in returning afflicted horses to useful lives again, avoiding euthanasia. This project will help determine whether this approach will work.