Scholars visited Jackson Chiropractic Wellness Center in Versailles, KY. We met with Drs. Bruce and Anita Jackson, D.C., owners of the practice, who spoke to us about the complicated role proper bone structure and alignment play in the overall health of the horse. The Jackson’s facility is unique in that they treat humans, horses, and dogs. They explained how they both obtained their degree in human chiropractic medicine, and then went to additional schooling to become certified in animal chiropractics. Their experience allows them to travel throughout the country to treat some of the leading horses in the hunter/jumper, Saddlebred, and Arabian show circuits.
Dr. Bruce also spoke about the value of using chiropractics in conjunction to traditional medicine to prevent and treat common injuries seen in horses. Live detonations with both a dog and horse showed us how kinesiology and muscle testing is used to help determine the state of the animal and where adjustments need to be made. We also learned about additional alternative medicine and therapy treatments such as acupuncture and laser therapy.
Thank you Dr. Bruce and Dr. Anita, for allowing us this awesome experience to learn about equine chiropractics!