Chris Cahill DVM, CVA demonstrates using acupuncture to diagnose one of Aiken Equine Rescue's horses. Students use what they have learned during an acupuncture class on one of Aiken Equine Rescue's horses. Students ask to try the Pulsed Electromagnetic Wave Therapy machine on themselves during an acupuncture wet lab at the Aiken Equine Rescue. Aiken Equine Rescue volunteered the use of its facility Saturday to veterinarians from around the country who gathered to learn the value of acupuncture for horses, under the supervision of Dr. Chris Cahill DMV, CVA. The wet lab, which allows veterinarians to not only learn the technique but also, get hands-on experience with the horses, was sponsored by American Academic of Veterinary Acupuncture or, AAVA. "Every year the association likes to put on at least one large animal and one small animal wet lab," said Cahill. "It also qualifies people who came here for their continued education." Cahill went on to say that he tries to make the wet lab practitioner orientated rather than academic, meaning all of the students in attendance were practicing and seasoned veterinarians. "Most of the clinics that are put on are academic," said Jim Rhodes, Aiken Equine Resucue president and managing director. Cahill agreed, stating that the design for this wet lab was for practitioners to feel comfortable and take what they learned to their own practices and use acupuncture themselves. "I'm a big believer in trying to get people confidence to put those needles in and kinda demystify it," said Cahill. Cahill acupuncture for stroke said he hopes to give practitioners a game plan of how to approach the horse, so that they can take the information back to their own practice and apply it.
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