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Alternative Therapies

Based on your horse’s specific needs, we will put together a treatment program to ensure the best results for recovery and allowing the horse to return to a regular work schedule. Alternative Therapies include, but are not limited to Cold Laser TherapyEqui-Vibe, Shockwave, Ozone Therapy, Bemer or Essential Oils.

Pegasus Laser Therapy

Laser therapy can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and accelerate recovery from a wide range of acute to chronic injuries or wounds. Lasers are also used to stimulate chiropractic and acupuncture points.

Laser Therapy has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating a multitude of conditions including:

  • Tendon and suspensory injuries such as tears or strains
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Back disorders
  • Wound Healing

Click here to learn more about laser therapy on the Pegasus website!

Click to view before & after pictures (graphic)

Original injury on top; bottom right is after one month (15 treatments)

Above: Original injury on top; bottom right is after one month (15 treatments)

Below: Before image on top; bottom image taken after 10 days

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Equi-Vibe

Whole Body Vibration treats a wide range of issues:

Abscesses, navicular, bruised feet, heel pain, thin soles, under-run heels, laminitis, founder arthritis, cellulitis, bone density, joint pain, ligament injuries, muscle atrophy, muscle soreness, wound healing, scar tissue, swelling, pre-performance warm-up, post-performance cool down and more!

Shockwave

Shockwave therapy is non-invasive and can be used to stimulate healing of soft tissue and orthopedic injuries so horses return to a level of full soundness and useful activity without recurrence of injury. It actually heals tissues instead of merely suppressing pain and inflammation.

Ozone Therapy

Ozone contains three oxygen atoms, which react in the tissue as it breaks down to ordinary oxygen (O2). Ozone is a natural and safe treatment option that increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissue in the form of reactive ozone which decreases inflammation, pain and swelling, and helps increase healing. Ozone therapy has also been shown to activate the immune system by stimulating cytokine production. Ozone also inactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Healthy cells are surrounded by an enzyme coating, which ozone does not penetrate, but bacteria and viruses have no such coatings. Ozone therapy disrupts the integrity of the bacterial cell envelope through oxidation. https://ivcjournal.com/ozone-therapy-in-the-veterinary-practice/ 

Ozone can be administered in a variety of ways.

Intra-articular injection (prolozone) Ozone can be administered directly into the joint. It can also be mixed with a mixture of procaine, vitamins, minerals known as Prolozone. We have found this an effective treatment for  joint pain,  arthritis, and other joint diseases.

Subcutaneous Also works in decreasing inflammation around fibrous joint capsules.

Intravenous  Spinal cord inflammation–ozone and oxygen go through the blood/brain barrier so it is an excellent way to aid treatment of any neurologic issue including EPM.

Topical Ozone can aid in the healing of wounds, especially degloving ones and deep abrasions;  allergic dermatitis; abscesses and other skin conditions

 

Bemer

The BEMER Horse-Set has been proven to have a positive impact on your horse’s body. It strengthens your horse’s health in terms of prevention and promotes regeneration after illness. It improves suppleness during training or when preparing for competitions. It can also provide valuable support during the healing process, including recovery from muscle tension or tendon/ligament/muscle injury.

Essential Oils

Essential oils have enhanced lives for thousands of years, offering a variety of natural healing benefits to humans and animals. EVS offers Young Living therapeutic grade essential oils.

To order or for more information, please contact our office!

Click here for more information on essential oils for pets.

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