Monthly Archives: March 2015

Palm Beach Equine Clinic and Zoetis Hosts Lunch and Learn at the 2015 Winter Equestrian Festival

Integration of Imaging Services and Alternative Therapies for Performance Enhancement

Palm Beach Equine Clinic And Zoetis Host WEF Lunch And Learn

Natalia Novoa

Wellington, FL, March 2, 2015 – On Thursday, March 5th Palm Beach Equine Clinic and Zoetis will host the weekly Lunch and Learn in the Wellington Club at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The event will feature three exceptional and highly sought-after veterinarians that will educate horse enthusiasts on the topic of “Integration of Imaging Services & Alternative Therapies for Performance Enhancement”. Dr. Janet Greenfield-Davis, Dr. Natalia Novoa, and Dr. Sarah Puchalski will talk about how to keep sport horses performing at their best.

Dr. Scott Swerdlin, President of Palm Beach Equine Clinic, will kick off this engaging event with information about the new growth at Palm Beach Equine Clinic along with the services and the veterinarians his state of the art equine hospital has to offer.

Dr. Janet Greenfield-Davis will discuss the use of acupuncture for early lameness detection, pain management, and general maintenance to keep sport horses at their peak for performance. She will talk about the use of herbs and acupuncture to maintain qui flow and balance in the body of the horse. Various forms of this ancient practice have been known to improved circulation and fertility as well as act as an anti-inflammatory and reduce myofascial discomfort in sport horses. Benefits of this practice have helped with issues such as neurological and gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Greenfield-Davis will provide handouts on the acupuncture points and case studies.

Equine Chiropractor, Dr. Natalia Novoa, will speak on the benefits of Chiropractic Medicine. She will explain how chiropractic treatment can provide additional diagnostics and therapeutic means that may help identify and treat selected musculoskeletal disorders. Indications for equine chiropractic evaluation are neck and back pain localized or regional joint stiffness, it can also be poor performance, asymmetry and altered gait and many other conditions that may not respond to conventional veterinary care. Chiropractic Medicine has become increasingly popular over the last decade for improving the performance of the sport horse. It is the only manual therapy to diagnose and treat joints within their normal range of motion.

Board Certified Radiologist, Dr. Sarah Puchalski, whose specialty includes the interpretation of radiographs in addition to other diagnostic imaging techniques, will do a power point presentation on MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy (bone scan). She will present two cases, an MRI case and a Nuclear Scintigraphy case, and explain how the use of imaging impacted their careers. Along with having the top standing MRI and Nuclear Scintigraphy equipment, Palm Beach Equine Clinic is the only equine veterinary hospital to have a Board Certified Radiologist on staff. Dr. Puchalski has become the leading equine radiologist reading images not only for Palm Beach Equine Clinic but also for veterinarians and clients all over the world.