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Equine Research and Case Studies

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Treatment of Navicular Syndrome

Shock wave therapy was effective in decreasing lameness associated with navicular syndrome in 81% of the horses.

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Effects of ESWT on Wounds of the Distal Portion of the Limbs in Horses

Healing time for wounds treated with ESWT was significantly shorter than untreated wounds. 

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The effects of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy on the ultrasonographic and histologic appearance of collagenase-induced equine forelimb suspensory ligament desmitis

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Effects of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment on Equine Tendon Healing

The effect of shock wave on tendon lesions allowed for significant improvement in the quality of tendon repair and favorable prognosis for the horse.

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How to Diagnose and Treat Back Pain in the Horse

“In equine back cases, shock wave therapy had 89% positive outcome with results lasting up to 6 months or longer.”
– Dr. Kent Allen, DVM

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ESWT on Experimentally Induced Osteoarthritis in Middle Carpal Joints of Horses

For osteoarthritis cases the degree of lameness in horses treated with ESWT improved significantly compared to sham group.

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Comparison of PRP to ESWT for Treatment of Proximal Suspensory Pain in Western Performance Horses

Both PRP and ESWT can be expected to yield favorable therapeutic responses with lameness localized to the proximal suspensory region.  However, ESWT treatment was associated with going back to work 3.8 times more at the one year mark compared to PRP.

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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy raises the mechanical nociceptive threshold in horses with back pain

The findings support three treatments of ESWT 2 weeks apart for the treatment of horses with thoracolumbar pain

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