CRC has compiled this Directory in order to help highlight the benefits of complementary practices and treatments available to the equine world. It should be appreciated that such therapies are no longer regarded as “alternative” to what is presently known as orthodox or conventional veterinary (or medical) treatment.
Nowadays, such practices are viewed as complementary and can be used in conjunction with other therapies to enhance the all-round healing effects for both animal and human. It is said that healing should be thought of as an orange-like sphere with each segment representing a different method of healing with many therapies being able to be used together, as sometimes one therapy may have an answer where another (orthodox or complementary) has none.
However, on a cautionary note, the CRC would strongly recommend that owners of animals with injuries, diseases or even behavioural problems take steps to :-
- initially consult their vets to ascertain a proper diagnosis, before considering further options, and thereafter
- obtain a referral (or permission) from their vet to pursue other avenues. A referral is currently required by law for any other therapist to treat an animal which is not their own - or, strictly speaking, even to advise clients.
If you have a vet who is not in favour of complementary therapies, it is perfectly ethical to request a second opinion/referral from another vet. Many vets nowadays fully appreciate the value of complementary therapies and practices and are much more willing to give such referrals - some are even practitioners themselves.
It should be made clear to those seeking a complementary practitioner/therapist that the CRC is not in a position to judge the ability of the people listed within this publication. Neither can the CRC verify the factual content of the information supplied by each individual entry. Anyone using this Directory must therefore make up their own minds concerning whom they approach for help or advice. This publication should only be viewed as an informative tool.
Anyone contacting those people listed within this Directory should ensure either that they are happy with the insured cover provided by that practitioner/therapist, or that they themselves have adequate personal accident/medical insurance.
Therapies: McTimoney Animal Manipulation<br /> Equinology® Equine Body Work<br /> Equissage
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