WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I learned more from my encounters with Dietrich than any other vet. He saved one of our horses about 12 years ago when every other National expert refused to acknowledge atrophy existed or mattered. It’s amazing what can be covered in conversation when your horse is investigated over several visits and many hours spent stationary in the marvelous Greyfriars facilities. Dietrich has been more than generous with his thoughts over the following years.”
My 19 year old mare was showing typical signs of shivers. I was unable to pick out her hinds wihout fear of her falling over. When I picked up her hinds she lost control and would put herlegs out to the side at peculiar angles. My equine sports masseur Vicky Reis suggested acupuncture as a treatment which can have a good outcome. Prior to his retirement from Southern Hills Dietrich had been my equine vet for many years. So I asked him if he would treat my mare with accupuncture. On his first visit he met up wih my present vet Marieke Schildkamp and they discussed the way forward. He examined Co-co and explained the possible outcome of treatment. After the first treatment there was some improvement which lasted for several days. After the follow up it improved significantly. And so on until the improvement was maintained for good. Co-co now shows no signs of shivers thanks to Dietrichs treatments. He is the most caring vet I have had the pleasure to have known. His love of horses is very apparent in his approach to his work.I cannot reccomended him highly enough.
“We’ve been using Dietrich for acupuncture for almost 12 months and the improvement in our horses has been miraculous, with outstanding results for two horses who would otherwise have been retired. Rico (9 years) with kissing spine has gone from low 60’s to mid 70’s in affiliated dressage, recently winning 6 tests in a row and qualifying for both summer & winter regionals at novice & elementary. Our rescue case, a
“(My dog) Bertie has been unwell for over a year with inflammatory bowel disease with associated allergies (itchy feet and skin).
The disease symptoms include the following:
Gurgle guts, severe abdominal spasm, variable stools, lip-smacking, itchy feet and skin, pain when passing wind, severe loss of weight and condition (including muscle weakness), generally very unsettled and in pain. He also became very subdued.
He has been treated by his vet (who is excellent) and was referred to a specialist for a colonoscopy, endoscopy
Despite their best efforts, advice
By November 2010 things were not looking good and I was running out of options for Bertie. A friend suggested acupuncture, which has restored Bertie’s equilibrium and vitality.
Bertie accepted the treatment immediately and even lay down during his initial visit. He walks
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Dietrich for bringing about the positive change in Bertie. I was not aware of acupuncture for animals and wish I had known about it earlier. I would recommend his immense talent as a vet/acupuncturist to anyone willing to
“I contacted Dietrich as a last chance saloon for my horse, Doc, who had been suffering with what the vets at an equine hospital diagnosed as a trapped nerve in his neck. The symptoms only really presented after Doc had been turned out on grazing but they were distressing and at times made him unrideable. At this point, about 6 months after the onset of symptoms, he wasn’t able to cope with even an hour’s grazing before the symptoms flared up. Dietrich has a great bedside manner with both horse and human, and we had a frank discussion about how he might be able to help and how long we’d give it before calling it quits. Where vets with ‘conventional’ treatments, osteopaths, chiropractors and other professionals failed, Dietrich, alongside a great physiotherapist, succeeded in helping treat the issues and ease the symptoms. We’re now up to 4 hours symptom free grazing and he’s doing better than ever in his ridden work.
I can highly recommend Dietrich – his knowledge and expertise is second to none and without his treatments I don’t believe Doc would have come out the other side.“