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Hello Dr.Christina. I am Caine from INDIA. I work in a thoroughbred racing stable. Could you please suggest me the best and simple solution for BUCKED SHINS(POPPED SPLINTS) in performance horses especially young horses?

There are many different approaches you can learn. The very best is to address the underlying energetic reason for the bucked shins with Ayurvedic or homeopathic medicine, using a trained practitioner. You can also learn yourself: Reiki, Bowen, osteopathy, acupressure, Tellington T-Touch and laser therapy. These will all safely address bucked shins. I am giving multiple suggestions so you can find something near you, in books, vidoes or on-line.

Improving health of each horse (right diet, best types and times of exercise, minimize toxins, no vaccines (or very few) will also help prevent bucked shins. A great website for talking about this with other horse owners is It also has books showing how the Chinese "constitution" can influence how a horse gets ill and how to prevent it.  

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Dr. Christina Chambreau


I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.


I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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