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How do I know that my horse is subluxated? (symptoms)

Subluxations can cause a variety of symptoms, from very mild to severe. The most common of which is PAIN. Horses in pain will compensate in gait or posture and often refuse to perform certain tasks. The following is a list of symptoms that MAY indicate pain from the presence of subluxation:

  1. Short striding.
  2. Behavioral changes (i.e. refusals, cinchy, bucking).
  3. Loss or decrease in level of performance
  4. Diagnosed conditions, such as degenerative arthritis.
  5. Problems or difficulty executing desired movements.
  6. Muscle imbalance, spasms, or atrophy.
  7. Stressful situations, such as conformation of the horse, various riding and training equipment, performance level and ability of the rider, shoeing.
  8. Gait problems, such as cross-canter, loss of collection, refusal to pick-up lead.
  9. Injuries resulting from falls, training, or other activities.


How do I know that my dog is subluxated? (symptoms)

Subluxations can cause a variety of symptoms, from very mild to severe. The most common of which is PAIN. Dogs in pain will compensate in gait or posture and often refuse to perform certain tasks. The following is a list of symptoms that MAY indicate pain from the presence of subluxation:

  1. "Puppy Sitting"
  2. Discomfort when putting on or taking off collars and harnesses
  3. Abnormal posture when standing
  4. Evasive type maneuvers such as dipping head or hollowing back
  5. Wringing or tucking tail
  6. Refusing or unwillingness to go over jumps
  7. Change in behaviour patterns
  8. Sensitivity to touch
  9. Facial expression of apprehension or pain
  10. Pacing
  11. "Lameness"
  12. Decreased extensions in front or rear
  13. Side winding or crabbing
  14. Stumbling on dog walk
  15. Lick granulomas
  16. Incontinence
  17. Skin lesions and scratching
  18. Gait Problems such a s lameness, limping, holding paw up, unable to weight bear
  19. Level of Performance - agility
  20. Range of motion
  21. Behaviour Changes

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