Animal Testing and BIE
Animals are extremely similar to humans with regards to their intolerances. Recently, I have had the opportunity to work with a couple of horses and dogs.
Working with these animals has been very exciting and rewarding.
Testing a horse/dog – this is done through the surrogate testing method. The owner is involved with this aspect, which also helps me to earn the trust of the animal.
Animal BIE – this too is also very similar to the human BIE. The acupressure points are very much like that of the human, with only a few differences. The BIE process does not harm the animal and most of the time, the animal becomes extremely relaxed and enjoys this process.
- Testimonial from Dr. Joyce Richardson, DVM and Owner of “Ari” my Equine Friend
“Ari is my 15yr old thoroughbred gelding. For the past 7 years, he has been experiencing seasonal and environmental allergies which have progressed to COPD. Initially, blood allergy testing and hyposensitivity injections were given and these controlled his symptoms for 2 years. The condition worsened and, at its peak in the summer month, Ari was coughing and was only able to be ridden for short periods of time. The past 2 years, he has been managed with daily administration of steroids given via a mask and puffer. I was impressed how well his evaluation with Kate corresponded with the results achieved with his blood allergy testing. BIE has changed Ari’s life and he is like a young, energetic horse again!