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Ancient Chinese Secrets
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

Wisps of smoke float from a burning Chinese herb on acupuncture needles used by veterinarian Rhonda Rathgeber to treat a mare for fertility troubles. The Chinese have been needling horses for several thousand years. Now Western vets are using such holistic remedies alongside traditional medicine—or after it fails. Some believe the quick, painless pricks also boost the animal's athletic performance.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5 
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 135mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Noon
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment or Comments: I had to hold my breath to keep my hands steady.



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