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Animal Chiropractic

Animal Chiropractic

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DO YOUR ANIMALS NEED EXTRA CARE?

At Hybrid Performance and Wellness, we're thrilled to roll out our latest service - mobile chiropractic care specifically tailored for show animals and your beloved pets. Knowing the importance of convenience and specialized attention for your prized show livestock—such as sheep, cows, goats, and pigs—as well as your furry companions, we've broadened our healthcare services to meet their needs directly at your facility.

 

Our expert animal chiropractor will visit your location, offering premier chiropractic treatments to not only support the well-being of your animals, but also enhance their performance in the show ring.

Ambulatory Services

Leveraging our expertise and commitment, we aim to deliver the advantages of chiropractic care straight to your farm, ranch, or local show. Enjoy the convenience of our mobile services designed with your needs in mind, as we dedicate ourselves to boosting the health and competitiveness of your show animals and livestock.

Travel radius of up to 100 miles (animal minimums and barn fees apply)

Reduce the stress of your animals traveling and adjusting to new surroundings

We can observe your animal's behavior and habits in their usual environment

Save time and accommodate to your busy schedule

Benefits of Animal Chiropractic Care

Elevate the performance and optimize the overall health of your show livestock with tailored chiropractic treatments. By utilizing a non-invasive and drug-free method, explore the remarkable potential that personalized chiropractic adjustments can offer to your esteemed show animals.
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Enhanced Performance

Chiropractic adjustments are key to enhancing biomechanics, range of motion, and musculoskeletal functionality, which in turn boosts agility, endurance, and performance. Such improvements are especially crucial for the competitive edge of show animals, making these treatments highly valuable for those in the show circuit.
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Pain Relief

Show animals facing challenges like hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, intervertebral disc disease, and degenerative myelopathy can find significant pain relief with chiropractic care. Targeted chiropractic adjustments can effectively reduce inflammation, ease joint restrictions, and relieve nerve pressure, addressing the root cause of discomfort and enhancing their well-being for peak performance in the ring.
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Preventative Care

In the competitive world of show animals, chiropractic care serves as an essential preventive strategy to sustain peak health and wellness. Frequent adjustments offer a proactive approach to detect and correct minor alignment discrepancies early on, preventing them from escalating into larger concerns that could impede an animal's performance in the show ring.
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Improve Show Stance

Chiropractic care provides a competitive edge by improving stance and alignment, key traits for making a lasting impression in the show ring. Proper alignment through chiropractic adjustments allows these animals to showcase their optimal conformation, an aspect that is meticulously judged during competitions.
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On-Site Events

Discover the convenience of on-site chiropractic care at your next livestock show! Our mobile chiropractic team is excited to attend local shows, providing expert care for your show animals right where the action is. We understand the demands of competition and are ready to offer tailored adjustments and treatments to ensure your livestock can perform at their best. Whether it's maintaining peak condition or addressing specific issues, our presence at the show means your animals get the care they need without ever having to leave the venue.

Services

Free Range Cow
Cattle
Little Lamb
Small Ruminants
Family Feeding Pigs
Swine
Dog
Dogs

Q&A

What is animal chiropractic? 

Animal chiropractic is a field of animal health care that focuses on the preservation and health of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Just like humans, animals can suffer from spinal misalignments, muscle stiffness, joint pain, and nerve issues that can affect their overall health and performance. An animal chiropractor is trained to diagnose and treat these issues through manual adjustments to an animal's spine, joints, and musculature. The goal is to restore proper alignment, which can improve mobility, enhance performance, and increase comfort levels for animals ranging from family pets to show animals and livestock.

Who can practice animal chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic is a highly specialized field that can be practiced by:

  1. Licensed Veterinarians: Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) who have undergone extra training in chiropractic care for animals.

  2. Licensed Chiropractors: Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) who have chosen to specialize in animal chiropractic further to their standard chiropractic training.

 

Either progressional must attend an animal chiropractic program approved by an accrediting body, and pass a certification exam demonstrating their proficiency. This ensures they can safely and effectively assist animals.

As a licensed chiropractor, Dr. Detweiler has expanded his expertise to include animal chiropractic by completing the Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (VSMT) program at The Healing Oasis Wellness Center. Healing Oasis' VSMT program is a 226-hour Postgraduate State-Approved Certification Program and is the only Post-Graduate animal chiropractic program approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Detweiler is also a member of the College of Animal Chiropractors (CoAC).

Who can benefit from animal chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic can have considerable benefits for livestock and show animals. Maintaining optimal alignment and movement is crucial to their performance and overall health. Regular chiropractic care enhances these animals' range of motion, improves their agility, and helps prevent injury. Moreover, it aids in resolving neuromusculoskeletal issues that may affect their performance, posture, and body condition - essential attributes in the competitive realm of livestock and show ring exhibitions.

Pets and other animals can also greatly benefit from chiropractic care. From alleviating pain and discomfort due to various musculoskeletal conditions to aiding in post-surgery recovery, chiropractic treatment can enhance their quality of life. It can also benefit aging pets, helping them remain active and comfortable despite arthritis and other age-related conditions. Animal chiropractic is for any animal with a spine - it's a holistic, non-invasive approach to maintaining their overall health and well-being.

How often should my animal get chiropractic care?

The frequency of chiropractic sessions at our clinic is tailored to each animal's unique circumstances and objectives. High-performance animals and show animals may benefit from monthly sessions to fine-tune their biomechanics and elevate their competitive edge. Animals on the mend from injury or surgery may require more frequent adjustments, possibly every 1-3 weeks, to bolster their natural recovery processes. For pets not involved in rigorous activities, we generally recommend 4-6 chiropractic adjustments per year as part of a routine wellness regimen. Dr. Detweiler, our in-house expert, is dedicated to designing a personalized care plan that aligns with both your and your animal's specific health needs.

Event Calendar

May 3-4

OH Pigs Summer Show Circuit / Marion County

May 17-18

OH Pigs Summer Show Circuit / Darke County

May 24-25

Memorial Day Classic / Madison County

June 1

OH Pigs Summer Show Circuit / Clark County

June 7-8

OH Pigs Summer Show Circuit / Ashland County

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