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  1. #1
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    Default Equine Chiropractor in NE PA needed

    Can anyone recommend someone?

    My farrier was out yesterday, and he said "something looks NQR" on my horse. He got behind him, and ran his hands down either side of his spine, down his rump - and my gelding really sunk his butt under.

    While he was trimming his back feet, he kept pulling his feet back, and he NEVER has once taken a foot back.

    I would like to have a chiro come out but I don't know any. Can you recommend anyone and let me know rates? I don't have a problem paying but I'd like to know what I'm getting into, as Im sure they're like human chiros and once is not enough!



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    See if Dr. Rachael Shuster will go your way. (609) 968-9723.
    Laurie Higgins
    www.coreconnexxions.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacytracy View Post
    Im sure they're like human chiros and once is not enough!
    Actually, often times one adjustment will do it if you use a good chiropractor that does muscle work and acupuncture, just depends what's wrong. I think it's important to find someone who takes their time and doesn't to the wham-bam-slam adjustments like so many do. If you call to make an appointment, ask them how long it will take, if they say they can adjust the entire horse in 15-20 minutes, call someone else. Also, try to use a DVM, not a human chiro.



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    John O'Mohony is excellent. He does acupuncture, massage, and adjustments. My horse was cast in his stall once and threw his neck out--I found him the next morning looking like he had something neurologically wrong with him. Once I got the diagnosis, I had John come out and adjust him, and he was back to normal after that. John is honest, too, and will tell you when you need him and when you don't need him. He told me I won't need him out again for this horses (unless, of course, he throws his neck out again).

    908-303-3553



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    There are excellent chiros who are not DVMs, but they have specific training to work on animals. Two of my favorites in SoCal were not DVMs. Keep an open mind.
    Laurie Higgins
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    Not sure where in NEPA, but Dr. Kristen Edwards is my absolute favorite, and I have used a few. She is a vet, chiro and does acupuncture as well. Super nice, great with the horses, highly recommend!! She is out of Dallas, PA.

    ETA - I believe her rates are $100 for procedure and a $25-$35 trip fee.
    Last edited by Personal Champ; Jun. 10, 2011 at 01:44 PM.



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    I second Rachel Shuster!!



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    Dr Judith Shoemaker is one of the best, but she is in SE PA (Nottingham) and she is not cheap.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Judith doesn't travel. You have to take the horse to her and it's $1,000 to start.
    Laurie Higgins
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiliath View Post
    Judith doesn't travel. You have to take the horse to her and it's $1,000 to start.
    lol, a 1000?



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