Because I practice holistic veterinary medicine people often ask me if I avoid using conventional treatments and diagnostics in favor of all-natural approaches. As a rule, I use whatever treatments are best, in a holistic sense, for the horse.
Holistically, that means I use horse health care treatments that lead to cure rather than those that just palliate or suppress symptoms. I have found that combining both natural and conventional treatments often produces the best results.
I have a great case study on a pregnant mare named Kate. Kate experienced a lot of health issues late in her pregnancy. We had to use a combination of natural and conventional horse health care to help Kate deliver a health foal … which she did, with fantastic results, as you can see from the picture.
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