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Stifle Pain: A Holistic Approach

August 2017 by Dr Grant Harris, BVSc, Grad Dip(AnimChiro), Equine Health Therapies,

The veterinary chiropractor or osteopath will deal with stifle pain in horses almost on a daily basis. Stifle pain is very common in the equine - be it a primary pathology of the stifle joint or secondary to other influences on the body. 

In this article, veterinary chiropractor Dr Grant Harris discusses the chiropractic and osteopathic approach to treating stifle pain and disease.

In reality, obvious gonitis (distension and swelling of the stifle joint) is rarely observed by the veterinary chiropractor, as we are generally called upon in much earlier stages of discomfort when issues, such as poor performance or behaviour, are the main presenting problem.