Electro-acupuncture Combined with Medical Treatment for Successful Management of Legs Paralysis in a Dog

Authors

  • Steven TauficLeo
  • LitaRakhma Yustinasari
  • Juliano Mwenda Ntoruru

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17094

Keywords:

canine, leg paralysis, acupuncture, alternative treatment

Abstract

A 5-year-old Siberian Husky female dog was referred with concerned maggots and legs paralysis.The dog
was examined clinically and radiographically. Shewas positive of E. canisand Anaplasma. Major clinical sign
showed thedog unable to lift the body. Neurological exam was performed, deep pain on all limbs were delayed.
The dog got wound treatment and electro-acupuncturethrough perpendicular insertion into acupuncture
points: BL-23, BL-26, BL-40, BL-60, ST-36, and LIV-3for 20 minutes/day, 70 Hz and 5A,continuously,
for 15 daysand then reduce to 3 times/week.Significant improvements were observed,finally the dog being
recovered.Thiscase showed favorable therapeutic response by alternative treatment.

Author Biographies

Steven TauficLeo

Veterinary Practitioner, Sunset Vet Clinic, Kuta Bali, Indonesia

LitaRakhma Yustinasari

Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Anatomy,Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UniversitasAirlangga, Indonesia

Juliano Mwenda Ntoruru

Research Assistant, Meru University of Science and Technology, Kenya

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Steven TauficLeo, LitaRakhma Yustinasari, & Juliano Mwenda Ntoruru. (2021). Electro-acupuncture Combined with Medical Treatment for Successful Management of Legs Paralysis in a Dog. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2585-2588. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17094