Can anyone recommend a large animal chiropractor?

ShropshireLad

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Shropshire
I have a stock bull who injured his front leg last winter. His front leg repaired well and although he has lots of scar tissue around the knee joint, all is healed. However, he now stands more heavily on the opposite hind leg and rests the other hind leg in front of the other. Can anyone recommend a veterinarian/ large animal chiropractor? Ideally covering south Shropshire. Has anyone had any success having bulls crunched back into shape? He got all 63 cows and heifers in-calf this year in what looks like a nice tight pattern. He's still in the top 1% of the breed, so I don't want to cull him.
 

Al R

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Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Would a horse theraplate help? From what I’ve heard it sends vibrations through the muscles and relaxes them, predominately used in racehorses 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

Farmer Fin

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Aberdeenshire
I have a stock bull who injured his front leg last winter. His front leg repaired well and although he has lots of scar tissue around the knee joint, all is healed. However, he now stands more heavily on the opposite hind leg and rests the other hind leg in front of the other. Can anyone recommend a veterinarian/ large animal chiropractor? Ideally covering south Shropshire. Has anyone had any success having bulls crunched back into shape? He got all 63 cows and heifers in-calf this year in what looks like a nice tight pattern. He's still in the top 1% of the breed, so I don't want to cull him.
Have you trimmed his feet? If he has been lame on one will have been more weight on the others and now possibly has an issue. I have a bit of knowledge of Chiro and would very much doubt they would be able to manipulate a bull due to the muscle mass, although I’m sure they will claim otherwise and take your money.
As said make sure his feet are correct and see.
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Mrs NeilO, her of a hunting/horsey background, suggests that the problem may be in his back now and wonders if a ‘back woman’ might help.
Not sure who there would be locally, but they can transform horses with nerve problems.
 

Al R

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
West Wales
Talking to the guy I know with a Theraplate and he said around £30 per session they usually charge and he knows of a fair few cattle in Scotland that are on them - find someone near you with race/fast horses and ask them if they know of a Theraplate around 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

BAF

Member
Livestock Farmer
Pauline Hughes is South Shropshire. Ruckley/Acton Burnell way. When I was training racehorses she did all there backs and was very good at it and I'd be very sceptical about a lot of the practitioners out there but she did a brilliant job with some real cripples of horses to keep them going.

Pauline Hughes
07791423772
 

ShropshireLad

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Shropshire
Many thanks all.. First time in front of computer for some time. I would say Mrs NeilO probably has the sum of it. My wife all does the horse thing and has used various people to manipulate her equines. His feet look sound, it's the way he walks and then his unusual standing posture.
I'll let you know if I make any progress.
 

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