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Course Overview and Objectives

This RACE-approved online course offers a total of 27 C.E. credit hours, and examines veterinary acupuncture from a scientific, evidence-based perspective.

 The course addresses the following topics:

  • The scientific basis of acupuncture and the current literature on this topic
  • How to apply acupuncture in general practice for neurological, gastrointestinal, renal and respiratory disorders in small animals and for lameness, laminitis, and navicular diseases in horses
  • The principles of acupuncture in pain management and the clinical application of trigger points
  • How to integrate acupuncture in a conventional practice through a simple set of cookbook rules
  • The indications and contraindications of acupuncture

The course consists of 27 hours of online video lectures and a final quiz (post-test).  The video lectures include video recordings of the instructor along with his or her lecture slides and hand-written lecture notes.  Participants will be provided an electronic copy of lecture notes and course proceedings, consisting of approximately 150 pages of reading material.

At the end of the course, participants must complete a 117-question multiple choice quiz.  As per RACE standards, participants must pass the quiz with a score of 70% or higher to receive their certificate of attendance.  Attendance will be measured by the time spent watching lectures online, which is recorded in our distance learning platform.