If you’re a horse owner, you know how important it is to provide the best care possible for our four-legged friends. Helping with injury recovery in animals matters. In this article, we’ll delve into the story of Classy, an injured gelding who experienced the positive affects of Equiscope therapy for reducing inflammation.
A Guide to Common Horse Leg Injuries
Horses, like any other animal, encounter various leg problems that may affect their wellbeing. Some of the most common ones are these:
Lameness refers, in general, to a deviation from normal gait. It can result from muscle strains, joint problems, or issues with their hooves.
Equine arthritis can result from aging and joint wear and tear, just like in humans.
Tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) can follow overexertion, strain, or trauma.
Ringbone is a bony growth often occurring in the pastern or coffin joint.
Bone fractures can occur due to trauma or overexertion.
Joint injuries can cause lameness and affect performance.
Reducing Inflammation with Equiscope Therapy
Classy tripped and stung his right front knee, which caused inflammation and lameness. He already had arthritis in his front knee and ringbone in both hind feet.
The therapy plan for this gelding involved carefully designed Equiscope protocols:
- Protocol 1: To ensure soundness, the technician used probes along the vertebrae in all frequencies of the standard protocol.
- Protocol 2: This focused on resolving lameness and targeting the ringbone. Both probes and plates were used.
- Protocol 3: The Governing Vessel (GV) protocol came next, using plates.
- Protocol 4: This involved using the GV protocol and plates, a double roller on the knee, and a y-probe.
- Protocol 5: This focused on soundness again, with probes and plates.
While you may not understand the detail of the protocols, it’s obvious that Equiscope therapy has a series of protocols that the technician uses to address the underlying issues in any injury.
This process involves discovering the level of electrical impedance in the cells of the tissue surrounding the injury – which can be what’s delaying natural recovery. The Electro-Equiscope responds intelligently with appropriate restorative microcurrent energy that allows the body to continue working as intended to recover from its injuries.
Equiscope: a Partner in Recovery
After the first therapy protocol, Classy seemed more relaxed. By the fourth session, the swelling had disappeared, and the heat had diminished. After the fifth session, there was no more heat in his knee joint. The knee lameness had resolved, and the inflammation from the ringbone was significantly reduced.
If you’d like to learn more about providing innovative care with the cutting-edge Electro-Equiscope, contact us today and let’s talk.