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Farm animals

To care for their cattle and improve the quality of the milk, more and more breeders are calling on animal osteopaths. One of the advantages is to avoid painkillers and antibiotics, and thereby preserve the quality of the milk produced and enhance productivity and overall farm profitability. At the same time, breeders reduce the cost of their veterinary fees. It is a money gain, because the cow treated in osteopathy regains health naturally and is then more productive.

How can osteopathy help your animal?

 

Osteopathy can be highly beneficial for farm animals in various ways, addressing both preventive care and specific health concerns. Here's how osteopathy can help your animal:

  • Relief from Locomotor Disorders: Osteopathy can address issues related to the musculoskeletal system, such as joint stiffness, muscle tension, or misalignments, which can cause locomotor disorders in cows.

  • Management of Injuries: Whether it's soft tissue injuries, strains, or sprains, osteopathy can aid in the rehabilitation process by promoting tissue healing, reducing inflammation, and restoring optimal function to affected areas.

 

  • Assistance with Calving Difficulties: Difficult calving can result in musculoskeletal strain for both the cow and the calf. Osteopathic techniques can help alleviate tension and promote relaxation in the muscles involved in the calving process, potentially reducing the risk of complications and aiding in a smoother delivery.

 

  • Reproductive Disorders: Osteopathy can assist in addressing reproductive issues in cows, such as irregular heat cycles or fertility problems. By improving pelvic alignment and reducing tension in the reproductive organs, osteopathic treatment may support reproductive health and increase the likelihood of successful breeding.

 

  • Enhancement of Milk Production: Osteopathic treatment can help optimise the overall health and well-being of dairy cows, potentially leading to improvements in milk production. By addressing musculoskeletal issues, promoting comfort, and reducing stress, osteopathy can contribute to increased milk yield.

 

  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Care: Osteopathy can play a supportive role in the pre- and post-operative care of cattle undergoing surgical procedures. By optimising musculoskeletal function and promoting overall wellness, osteopathic treatment will enhance the success of surgical interventions and facilitate a smoother recovery process.

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How many sessions will my animal need?

 

The number of osteopathic sessions your animal will need depends on various factors, including its specific condition, response to treatment, and overall health. A treatment plan will be tailored to your animal's individual needs and may involve multiple sessions spaced out over time.

  • A preventive approach is beneficial for maintaining the musculoskeletal health and overall well-being of your dog. Regular check-ups allows us to monitor your animal's condition and detect any early signs of musculoskeletal issues before they escalate into more significant problems or injuries. 

 

  • The severity and nature of the condition your animal is experiencing will play a significant role in determining the number of sessions needed. Some conditions may require more sessions for effective treatment.

 

  • Past injuries or medical history can also impact the number of sessions needed. Chronic issues may require more ongoing treatment compared to acute injuries.

 

  • Older animals may require more frequent sessions to manage age-related issues such as arthritis or stiffness.

 

We are happy to discuss the best management for your animal during the consultation. Your input and involvement are essential parts of the process, and we're here to support you every step of the way.

​What to except and how to care after the treatment?

Treatments start a healing response that triggers changes to occur within the animals body. Any onset of symptoms or an increase in pain is referred to as the “rebound effect” or “healing crisis”. This can often be quite a tiring experience and some animals can feel soreness for a day or so after an osteopathic treatment; it is often an indication of increased circulation and removal of toxins.

 

For this reason it is recommended that  should be rested after the treatment for 24-48 hours followed by a gradual return to normal activity. The results of a treatment are seen after a few days or weeks depending the body’s ability to adapt these changes.

We are here to support you every step of the way on your animal's healing journey. In addition to providing treatment, we will offer advice on various lifestyle factors that can contribute to your animal's overall well-being. 

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Book an appointment

Contact us, we will be happy to answer your questions and discuss the best care for your animal.

+61 (0)423 719 018

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