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Source Halifax ChronicleHerald

CHILTON, Wis. — Lucky, a 7-year-old dairy cow, had been walking with a limp for several weeks when veterinarian Sara Gilbertson was called. Instead of prescribing painkillers, Gilbertson tried an unusual new therapy — a chiropractic adjustment that included a full-length spinal massage.

Gilbertson rubbed the Holstein’s spine by gently squeezing it from neck to tail, pausing to apply firm pressure to one hip and readjust several vertebrae. The cow stood in calm silence, moving only enough to reach another mouthful of hay. Later, as Lucky reclined on a bed of sand, Gilbertson noted with satisfaction how relaxed and comfortable the animal seemed.

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2 Comments

  1. Russell Berg D.C. June 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I treated a patient about 20 years ago that said the reason she decided to try chiropractic was because she saw a famous race horse, that was put out to pasture, receive chiropractic care and not only did it race again, but won the race it was in. She said if it could help this particular horse to do such dramatic things she knew it could help her.

  2. Sacramento Chiropractor June 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Saw a related article to this on the national news. Love it!

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