Research help needed

Dear AVAG Members
I have been approached Ceola Reece, a 3rd year Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy student who is conducting dissertation on the efficacy of acupuncture and acupressure for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain in the horse. 
She is looking for anecdotal advice or evidence, unpublished research, or suggestions of research that she may be able to include in her systematic review article.
Please see the paragraph below for more information on her research and reply directly if you have anything to contribute.
I think it is wonderful that this research is being conducted and hope we have a few members that can help Ceola with her work.
I am looking forward to seeing the results of her research once it is completed. 
Kind regards
Clare Ellis 
AVAG President


"As many of you may know, acupuncture is utilised widely in the equine industry as a complimentary, or alternative form of pain relief for the horse. However, despite its ubiquitous use, the pool of scientific research regarding acupuncture to treat equine musculoskeletal pain is rather shallow, with many of the studies being more than 20 years old. Therefore, I have decided to undertake a systematic review of current literature on the effect of acupuncture, acupressure and acupoint stimulation (by laser etc.), on musculoskeletal pain (including lameness, back pain, laminitis, tendonitis etc.), so as to develop a strong scientific platform which will help to inform future research into the topic. I have been writing to many associations and experts in the field to enquire as to whether any possess any pertinent studies, or know of any unpublished research in the area. I would be highly grateful for any input, studies, advice, or if you would like to receive the results of my research on completion, therefore please feel free to contact me via the email address ( 

Ceola Reece"