The cost of acupuncture therapy ranges depending on the cost of living in your area and whether you are able to transport your horse for treatment or whether mileage charges are incurred acupuncture treatment in horses ranges from 100 to 200 per session. Acupuncture points in the upper neck are commonly used in the treatment of neck pain secondary to forelimb lameness photo courtesy of agwest veterinary group ltd with their long spines and long legs horses present several access points for the treatment of many problems. Acupuncture is a controversial modality because it doesnt fit readily into the science of western medicine where studies can be done with treated animals versus a control group or with some given a treatment and others a placebo doing comparisons to see if a certain treatment really works. The length of each acupuncture treatment varies between individual patients but on average takes between 15 30 minutes not including the myofascial examination the number of treatments required depends on the nature severity and chronicity of the horses condition. Dr joanna robson walks you through the steps of an equine acupuncture treatment many horses react positively by becoming relaxed as the treatment progresses
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