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Acupuncture in neuromuscular lesions of animals
  1. ME Altuğ, Veterinary Faculty1,
  2. I Tekeoğlu, Medical Faculty2,
  3. I Alkan, Veterinary Faculty1,
  4. N Atasoy, Veterinary Faculty1,
  5. I Keleş, Veterinary Faculty3
  1. 1
    Department of Surgery
  2. 2
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. 3
    Department of Internal Medicine, Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey
  1. Medical Faculty, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey, Email: itekeoglu{at}


Acupuncture treatments are described in a dog with thoracic disc herniation, a cat with spinal injury, a dog with neurological disorders caused by cerebral contusion and two cross-bred calves with spastic paresis. The beneficial effects of acupuncture are reported: notably improvements in the extensor thrust, patella and coccygeal reflexes, balance, defaecation and micturition.

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