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Results of Girth Pain Syndrome Research

Preliminary experimental work, conducted for the author’s research thesis into the response of girth pain syndrome to Willoughby Veterinary Chiropractic, has illustrated how changes in pain and reactivity scores occur as a result of spinal adjustment of the motion restricted vertebrae of the wither. Below is a graph of the changes that occurred over four examinations, including two treatments, with treated horse scores being shown alongside with untreated, or control, horses. Pain scores were generated from the sum of ten different subjective measures.

Chart 1. Response to Chiropractic Treatment