Monthly Archives - July 2017

Reducing the onset of arthritis in horses

Arthritis is one of the most common reasons that horses are retired early. It is believed that early training of young horses can often lead to arthritis in later life. Arthritis can be managed with painkillers, injections and other drugs but surely prevention is the way forward?

There are various ways you can help to prevent or slow down the onset of some forms of arthritis.   Diet, controlled exercise in young horses, thorough recovery time and procedures after exercise, natural supplements to help reduce inflammation in the joints after exercise, AND the Activo-Med equipment!!!

There are many studies of how Pulsed Electromagnetic therapy (PEMF) and massage therapy, plus light or cold laser therapy can both aid in the prevention and slow down the onset of many arthritic cases.

PEMF uses a range of frequencies and intensities to help stimulate different cells in the body, which in turn promotes cell development, efficiency and optimisation. Cold laser therapy (WLP) uses light therapy in addition to PEMF, which, when applied at the correct frequency and wavelength for the correct duration can help stimulate body cells at all depths within the body to rejuvenate and repair.

Please take a look at our list of products above that use these therapies, including the Combi Pro rug, leg wraps and light therapy products.

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