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Veterinary Chiropractic

Dr. Taylor Karlin is certified in Veterinary Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She performs chiropractic on horses, dogs, cattle, and small ruminants in the Yampa Valley and beyond.

What is Veterinary Chiropractic?

Veterinary Chiropractic is an aspect of Eastern Medicine that focuses on the health of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system. The goal of veterinary chiropractic is to restore function and mobility to compromised spinal vertebrae in an effort to re-establish normal neurologic communication.

What does an equine chiropractic appointment involve?

The chiropractic examination includes postural analysis, spinal temperature, gait analysis, static palpation, and motion palpation.

The doctor assesses the range of motion all of the joints in the spinal column and extremities and identify areas of fixation (subluxation) that are adjusted.


Should my horse get chiropractic?

Since chiropractic is focused on preventative medicine, every horse can benefit from consistent chiropractic work. It is also very valuable for injury rehabilitation and prevention. 

T​he following symptoms that can be indicative of chiropractic subluxations. 

  • Pain, stiffness, and changes in posture

  • Reduced performance

  • Lameness, abnormal gait, or shortened stride

  • Difficulty taking a lead or collecting

  • Resistance to being ridden

Treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks.

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