Evaluation of a method to experimentally induce colic in horses and the effects of acupuncture applied at the Guan-yuan-shu (similar to BL-21) acupoint.

@article{Merritt2002EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a method to experimentally induce colic in horses and the effects of acupuncture applied at the Guan-yuan-shu (similar to BL-21) acupoint.},
  author={Alfred M Merritt and Huisheng Xie and G D Lester and James A Burrow and Mireia Lorenzo-Figueras and Ziyad R. Mahfoud},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2002},
  volume={63 7},
  pages={1006-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability of a method for inducing colic via small intestinal distention in horses and to examine the analgesic potential of bilateral electroacupuncture (EAP) at the Guan-yuan-shu (similar to BL21) acupoint. ANIMALS 5 healthy adult horses, each with a gastric cannula. PROCEDURE A polyester balloon connected to an electronic barostat was introduced into the duodenum via the gastric cannula. At 2 specified intervals (before and after commencement of EAP), the… CONTINUE READING