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Animal Chiropractic Brings Better Products to Your Kitchen Table

The number of large animal veterinarians has declined. There are not enough

large animal veterinarians to serve the producers in this country. As food

producers move animals to more confinement to make treating them more

"effiicient", the animals become less healthy. Our food sources are in danger.

Veterinary students shy away from large animal work because the hours are

grueling, the practice models don't factor in emergencies that result in lost

time, money and sense of accomplishment. Veterinary students have student debt

that cannot be met by the salaries available to them as large animal doctors.

Animal chiropractors are trained to see their patients when they are well. The goal of animal chiropractic is to help animals remain well and produce better.

In studies chickens, pigs, dairy cattle and beef cattle that get chiropractic treatments

regularly save producers money and time.

Production animals are generally less well handled than those raised as pets or for competitions. While prize cattle raised for showing can be valuable for producers, the cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens that are used for producing products for consumers often don’t get the same care. These animals are seldom handled by humans and can become more stressed when taken out of their routine, causing them to produce less milk, meat, or eggs.

Chiropractic care is becoming more common for show animals, as it makes them better competitors. However, we are finding that production animals, those raised for food, become less expensive to raise and easier to care for when they receive routine chiropractic care.

“I unloaded the cow at the processing plant and she calmly walked off the trailer and down the alleyway, like it was just another day,” reported Dr. Matt Salim of Archer, TX after delivering a custom cull cow to Hartness Cattle Company. Though the cow was removed from the herd she was calm as could be, noted the owner at Hartness. Dr. Salim is a doctor of chiropractic who is certified in animal chiropractic and food animal chiropractic.

Animal chiropractors who attend the Food Animal Adjusting Weekend for continuing education learn to become efficient production animal adjusters.

1) Take the Animal Chiropractic 101 course or an equivalent course

2) Register for Food Animal Adjusting Weekend and attend in 2022

3) Join us on the Food Animal Mission Trip in 2023 to assist large and small

food animal producers in attaining better savings while producing healthier


In 2021 animal owners spent 32.2 billion dollars on care for their animals.

Of all the veterinary schools in the country, less than 1 % of the graduating

veterinarians were specifically trained in food animal production medicine. As

our country grows, the demand for food products increases. Yet the food

producers are left to medicate and treat their animals on their own, with

minimal training.

The "technicians" in the large feed lot facilities (these are known as Confined Food Animal Operations or CFAOs) are not doctors. They are left to make the decisions on what to give animals to prevent illness or to combat illness. Less is more is generally not their first thought.

With Big Pharm marketing directly to food producers, who do you think is in

charge of your food safety?

What is chiropractic care for food animals?

Cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks, sheep, goats and other farm animals are considered Food Animals. They produce products that become food sources for humans and for other animals. Milk, eggs, and meat.

The ranchers and farmers who care for these animals do so as a means to make money for their families. They also do this work to feed hundreds of thousands of other families with their products. When their work is easier and less expensive to produce the products others eat, it benefits the consumers with lower pricing.

If the techniques that help them to produce better products at lower prices also make the food products more healthy for the consumers, then everyone benefits.

The chiropractic adjustment is effective because it is specific and creates

stimulation more efficiently in the nervous system than any other modality.

Without specific training, it is not chiropractic. It is glorified molestation,

or massage. It doesn't fire into specific portions of the neocortex to address

specific issues. And it takes up more time producing waste products in the

animal. Without Food Animal Adjusting training, animal chiropractors are not

equipped to adjust animals of other species.

With recent research showing that food animal producers are saving money by

implementing routine chiropractic care, food animal producers have an increased

chance of raising a better product and saving their company money.

Even for the vegan, or vegetarian who considers raising animals for food

barbaric, this is a huge step toward better humane treatment and environments

for the animals who we owe our lives and livelihoods to.

Taking the food animal adjusting course for many of our doctors has created a

niche that is growing. Food animal chiropractors are in high demand. Our

graduates are scaling their practices and looking for trained doctors to help

meet that demand.

Register today. The course is limited to 10 certified doctors.

1) Take the Animal Chiropractic 101 course or an equivalent course

2) Register for Food Animal Adjusting Weekend and attend in 2022

3) Join us on the Food Animal Mission Trip in 2023 to assist large and small

food animal producers in attaining better savings while producing healthier


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William Rufus
William Rufus
Oct 12, 2022

And to think, I took an animal chiropractic course to help animals live longer. This is disgusting .

Amy Hayek
Amy Hayek
Oct 12, 2022
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That seems like a noble activity. It is unclear exactly if you are a veterinarian or a chiropractor. Either would recognize that the adjustment is not to make animals live longer (allopathic medicine does that, prolongs death). It is to allow the animal to live in its highest expression of life for whatever that duration might be.

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