We are now offering Equine services at Clayton and Churchtown Veterinary Associates! All appointments must be scheduled in advance. We offer farm calls as well as haul-in appointments at our Clayton office only. While we would love to see horse appointments at our Pennsville office, we simply do not have the space necessary.
Please note that we do not perform routine equine veterinary appointments and do not offer any emergency services. We perform Saddle Fit Analysis, Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy.
All alternative therapies are performed by certified veterinarians.
Saddle Fit Analysis
Whether you show your horses competitively or just enjoy lazy trail rides, saddle fit is incredibly important for your horses’ health and comfort. Ill fitting saddles can cause tissue and skeletal damage that leads to chronic discomfort for your horse. Some problems like bolting, bucking, bad attitude and inability to pick up leads are not necessarily behavioral problems and can instead be indicative of an ill fitting saddle.
For more information on Saddle Fit Analysis, please contact us during office hours and we would be happy to chat with you.
We offer two different forms of chiropractic, both performed by certified veterinarians only. Horses routinely experience stress on their spine and benefit greatly from chiropractic adjustment. When abnormal or restricted spinal movement occurs from riding, transport, shoeing, giving birth or injury; it’s called a “subluxation.” When a subluxation occurs, the spine’s movement is limited and it affects the horse in a variety of ways. The most easily recognized symptoms are pain and stiffness, but a subluxation can also affect behavior, gait and coordination.
For more information on Chiropractic therapy, visit our Chiropractic Page or contact us.
A large range of conditions can be treated with acupuncture. Chronic pain, joint issues and other musculoskeletal problems are usually what people associate with acupuncture treatment, but it can also be used to treat neurological, respiratory and cardiovascular issues.
For more information on Acupuncture, visit our Acupuncture Page or contact us. We can discuss which therapies can be used to treat your horse in the most natural and healthy way possible!