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Pain and Muscle Strain in a 3 1/2 Year Old Great Dane Mix

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018050 Abstract: Chevy is a young dog who lost the ability to jump into his owner’s car and was always painful after playing. The owner wanted...

Tarsal Injury and Skin Damage in a 3 Year Old Mixed Breed Dog

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018021 Abstract: This case report describes a dog that suffered a tarsal injury with subsequent surgical correction, rehabilitation, and...

Pain and Myofascial Discomfort in an 18 Year Old Percheron Cross

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018021 Abstract: This case report describes an older horse with a history of sport and traumatic-related, chronic myofascial changes and...

Back Pain in a 21 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4L2018049 Abstract: Cactus is a 21-year-old, Quarter Horse gelding who presented for acupuncture treatments. Cactus was an active western...

Idiopathic Scoliosis in a Juvenile Alpaca

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018020 ABSTRACT This case report describes an assessment of acupuncture to decrease pain and improve the quality of life of a juvenile alpaca...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tear in a 4 Year Old Bulldog/Boxer Mix

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018020 ABSTRACT This case report describes an assessment of acupuncture to reduce pain following a stifle injury. While waiting for the arrival...

Soreness Due to Poor Saddle Fit in a 17 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018047 Abstract: Wyoming Dream (“Dreams”) is an apparently healthy, 17-year-old Quarter Horse mare. She received 3 acupuncture treatments on...

IVDD and Osteoarthritis In a 10 1/2 Year Old Great Dane

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018019 Abstract Dallas is a 10 year and 5 month old 135 pound female spayed Great Dane with a progressive history of episodes of back pain,...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in a 4 Year Old Pit Bull Terrier

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018018 Abstract Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is the number one cause of hind limb lameness in dogs.1 The current recommendation by...

Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome in a 3 Year Old DSH

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018017 Abstract Bruce Jenner was presented after an approximately three month history of pain and self-trauma to his tail. He had two different...

Parvovirus in a 9 Week Old Mix Breed Puppy

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018016 Abstract A small puppy was hospitalized for treatment of parvovirus. After a couple days of traditional inpatient medical therapy with...

Myofascial Dysfunction and Gastric Ulcers in a 9 Year Old Warmblood

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018016 Abstract Kaz is a 9 year old Bavarian Warmblood gelding that presented for soreness and difficulty performing high level movements. Kaz...

IVDD/Post Op Hemilaminectomy in a 5 Year Old Dachshund

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018013 Abstract: Louis, a 5 year old male neutered longhaired dachshund presented the beginning of 2019 for acute paraplegia. After referral to...

Paraparesis/Degenerative Myelopathy in a 7 Year Old Pitbull Terrier

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018011 Abstract A 7 year old male neutered Pit Bull Terrier with progressive paraparesis of unknown etiology was treated symptomatically with...

Osteoarthritis in a 23 Year Old Irish Sporthorse

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018011 Abstract Acupuncture was used to treat stifle lameness in a retired horse who had been turned out to pasture due to lameness that had...

Bilateral Sacroiliac Injury and Back Pain in a Stationbred Horse

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10L2018010 Abstract: A 10-year-old Stationbred gelding was referred for evaluation and treatment with acupuncture for ongoing brachiocephalic...

Paraparesis andUrinary Tract Infections in a 6 Year Old Ferret

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018008 Abstract “Sylvio” was presented for therapy for sequela medical issues to a traumatic spinal cord injury. The primary concerns of the...

Low Grade Chronic Strain in an 8 Year Old Rhodesian Ridgeback

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018047 Abstract: Alanna is an apparently healthy, 8 year old female spayed Rhodesian Ridgeback received 3 acupuncture treatments on April 27,...

Degenerative Lumbosacral Disease in a 18 Year Old DSH

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018005 Abstract:  Diva presented to evaluate pain, trouble jumping and abnormal gait. A physical examination revealed severe muscle loss in the...

Chronic IVDD in a 11 Year Old Chihuahua Mix

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018004 Abstract This case report describes a geriatric, overweight Chihuahua with decreasing quality of life due to paraparesis of her...

Muscle Imbalance and Pain in a 12 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018046 Abstract: Daisy is a 12 year old Quarter Horse mare that did not present with any lameness or riding complaints. Her owner only reported...

IVDD and Nerve Impingement in a 11 Year Old Border Collie

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018045 Abstract Maverick, an 11 year old male neutered Border Collie has been hiking his left hip into flexion during walks, which is suspected...

Neuropathic Pain Following Limb Amputation in a 1 Year DSH

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018003 Signalment: 1 year 3 months old castrated DSH cat, “Hopper” Abstract: This report describes a domestic short hair cat that was seen...

Neck, Shoulder and Pelvis Pain in a 12 Year Old Gelding

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018003 Signalment: 12-year-old Arabian gelding “Snickers” Abstract: This report describes an Arabian horse that was seen as a routine case to...

Acute-on-Chronic Neck pain in a 13 Year Old Labrador Retriever

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2018001 Abstract: Ellie is a 13-year-old spayed female yellow Labrador Retriever who was referred for acupuncture to treat severe...

Neurologic Problems in a 11 Year Old English Bull Dog

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2018002 Abstract Chopper first presented for acupuncture and rehabilitation therapy on October 25, 2018 due to neurologic problems involving his...

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia in a 10 Year Old Pit Bull

Written by a CuraCore Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018043 Abstract: Marut is a 10 year old Pit Bull that has struggled with orthopedic issues basically his whole life. He’s had multiple surgeries...

Geriatric 23 Year Old Quarter Horse Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018042 Abstract: “Barley” is an apparently healthy senior horse that is used for pleasure activities for the...

Joint Pain and Swelling in a 12 year Old Appendix Gelding

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4L2018041 Abstract: Dandy is a 12 year old gelding that presented with an acute left hind lameness. This lameness was...

Back Pain in a 4 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018040 Abstract Dixie presented for Acupuncture specifically to be a part of my case study and for generalized...

IVDD in a 15 1/2 Year Old Cockapoo

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018040 Abstract Jackson  presented for acupuncture to improve his hind limb ambulation after diagnosis of...

Post Op Onychectomy Pain/Lameness in a One Year Old DMH

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018039 Abstract Lucy is an approximately one-year-old spayed female domestic medium-haired cat who presented in...

Myofascial Restriction in 9 Year Old Dachshund

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018037 Abstract: Buddy is a 9-year-old MN Dachshund who presented for acupuncture consultation for a left forelimb...

Facial paralysis in a 11 Year Old Cocker Spaniel

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018036 Abstract Parker Greaves is a cocker spaniel that was treated for right sided, idiopathic facial paralysis of...

Lumbar Spinal Cord Impingement in a 31 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018034 Abstract This case report describes the evaluation and treatment of a 31 year old Quarter Horse gelding that...

Osteoarthritis in a 9 Year Old Heeler Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D201803033 Abstract: Patty was treated with acupuncture during her recovery post-surgery for a traumatic injury to...

Soft Tissue Shoulder Injury in a 10.5 Year Old Lhasa Apso

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018032 Abstract: Bentley presented for a new lameness in his left thoracic limb which was isolated to his shoulder...

Cranial Cruciate Disease in a 6.5 Year Old Shih Tzu Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018031 Abstract “Tater” was presented for history of left cranial cruciate injury of two year duration. After...

Severe/Chronic DJD and Arthritis in a 10-11 Year Old Pitbull

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018030 Abstract: Patches is an older rescue patient at a local no – kill shelter who has been there for about 3...

Sacroiliac/Pelvis Pain in a ~10 year Old Percheron/Thoroughbred

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018030 Abstract: Maddie is a young to middle aged Mare with a history of sacroiliac (SI)/pelvic pain. She became...

IVDD in an 11 Year Old Dachshund

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018029 Abstract: This case report evaluates the use of medical acupuncture in the treatment of chronic...

Osteoarthritis in a 13 Year Old Golden Retriever

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018028 ABSTRACT: A 13-year-old, intact male, golden retriever, Randy, presented with a chronic history of decreased...

Back Pain in a 5 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4L2018027 Abstract: Beau is a 5 year old Quarter Horse gelding who performs as a show jumper and is currently...

IVDD in a 7 Year Old Dachshund

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018026 Abstract RyLee, a 7 year 4-month-old, FS Dachshund was presented and treated for pain and discomfort related...

Infertility in a 20 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018022 Abstract: Quarter horse mare presented for infertility of three years duration and early pregnancy loss....

Cervical Disc Disease in a 5 Year Old Beagle

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018022 Abstract: Beagle presented to the clinic for pain involving the cervical spine. Acupuncture was initiated...

Back and Elbow pain in an 8.5 Year Old GSD

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018021 Abstract: “Kola” presented for suspected neck pain and forelimb lameness issues. He was diagnosed with...

Tetraparesis Due to Cervical Myelopathy in a 10 Year Old Pomeranian

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018020 Abstract Coach, a 10-year-old neutered male Pomeranian mixed breed dog was treated for acute tetraparesis...

Chronic Carpal Arthritis and Back Pain in a 21 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018019 Abstract: Henry is an older QH gelding with chronic right carpal arthritis whose owner elected to treat with...

Luxating Patellas in a 1 1/2 Year Old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018017 ABSTRACT King Charles Cavalier Spaniel (KCCS) with intermittent mild lameness of hind end presented for...

Back Pain and Neurologic Issues in an 11 Year Old Warmblood

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018016 Abstract: Jack suffers from hind limb neuropathy, chronic back pain, and dysfunction along his neck and...

Caudal Cervical Myelopathy in a 10 Year Old Ridgeback Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018014 Abstract: Sage, a 10-year-old spayed female canine Ridgeback mix, presents with intermittent left hind limb...

Trauma to Lumbar and Left Hip Region on a 14 Month Old Angus Steer

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4D2018013 Abstract: “Spencer” Walahoski is a 14 month old, approximately 1300 lb, Angus feeder steer that is to be...

IVDD in a 15 Year Old DSH

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10S2017046 Abstract: Buddy is a 15 year old neutered male domestic shorthair feline with a primary presenting...

Pain and Anxiety in a 13 Year Old Husky Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018012 Abstract Yonder is a 13 yr old FS Siberian Husky mix that presented for non pharmacologic pain management....

Immune Mediated and Degenerative Changes in a 11 Year Old Doberman

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018011 Abstract Kona, an 11 year old male castrated Doberman Pinscher, came to me as an elderly dog with many...

Osteoarthritis in a 14 Year Old Siamese Cat

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018009 Abstract: Pookee Bear, a geriatric feline, received five acupuncture treatments over a period of five weeks....

Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) in a 10 Year Old Saddlebred

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2017045 Abstract: “Chewy” is a therapy horse who has been treated for the past 3 years by Oregon State University’s...

Spondylosis and Osteoarthritis in a 11 Year Old Boxer

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2017043 Abstract This case deals with Della, an 11 year old spayed female boxer with a previous history of stifle...

Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Injury in a 12 year Old Warmblood

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 10D2017041 Abstract: 12 year old warmblood gelding, with previous injury to left fore. Tendinopathy remained and was...

Post Op Hemilaminectomy in a 2 Year Old Schnauzer Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018006 Abstract: Cooper is a two-year-old neutered male schnauzer mix who was seen by Dr. Michelle Quinn for...

Intermittent Vomiting/Regurgitation in a Shih Tzu Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018005 ABSTRACT: History Prior to coming to our clinic: He was seen last September (2017) at his regular clinic for...

Bilateral Elbow Osteoarthritis and DJD in an 8 year Old Boxer Mix

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4S2018004 Abstract: Jezzabelle, an 8 year old female spayed terrier boxer cross, presented May 2, 2018 for assessment...

Navicular Syndrome and Osteoarthritis in a 25 Year Old Quarter Horse

Written by a Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course graduate. Author’s name available upon request. Signed release obtained from client/author. 4L2018003 Abstract: Jessie, a 25 year old Quarter Horse mare, is a retired show horse who has been struggling with...

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