Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses Naturally with PEMF Therapy
Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses Naturally with PEMF Therapy

Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses Naturally with PEMF Therapy

Gastric ulcers are commonly found in horses. A third of adult horses confined in stalls and over 60% of performance horses develop moderate to severe gastric ulcers. Horses constantly produce hydrochloric acid which can accumulate in the stomach when the horse does not eat often enough. This causes an acid build-up that can lead to gastric ulcers. With gastric ulcers being such a common occurrence, owners and trainers are treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy.

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcers in Horses

This painful condition has signs that range from poor performance to irritability to loss of appetite. Some horses do not show many signs of gastric ulcers while others can have colic, diarrhea, poor appetites, dull coats, decreased performance, and behavior changes. Treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy can benefit some of these symptoms. PEMF therapy can reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications. Horses may also eat and sleep better.

PEMF therapy can reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications

What Causes Gastric Ulcers in Horses

There are many factors that increase the risk of gastric ulcers in horses. Some of these factors are;

  • Fasting or Not Eating – Horses need to eat frequently to keep acids from building up in an empty stomach.
  • Type of Feed – Roughage can play a role in gastric ulcer development. Swallowed saliva, from chewing, helps to neutralize stomach acid. It is thought that Alfalfa, which is high in calcium, might decrease the risk of gastric ulcers.
  • Amount of Exercise – Feeding can change when exercise increases with more times of fasting and less roughage.
  • Medications – Chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can block the production of PgE2 which decreases acid production.
  • Stress – Trailering and stressful performance environments can cause gastric ulcers to develop. Stress could decrease the amount of blood flow to the stomach, creating a vulnerability to the stomach lining.

Veterinarians usually recommend different medications and a change in management. Treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy affects cellular metabolism, increase blood flow, tissue oxygen, calcium ion movement, and more. PEMF therapy can be used to help find the source of pain or sensitivity in the horse and reduce inflammation and pain and expedite healing.

Stress could decrease the amount of blood flow to the stomach, PEMF can increase that blood flow

Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses Naturally with PEMF Therapy

PEMF therapy pulses electromagnetic waves deep into damaged and diseased tissue. PEMF therapy coils can be strategically placed and emit a measurable magnetic field up to 18 inches. This electromagnetic field helps cells to function normally and strengthens cell metabolism. Treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing. It can be used as an adjunct therapy to help the horse feel better as other changes in management are made. Treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy is safe, non-invasive and has no adverse side effects. It requires no sedation and is both calming and relaxing to the horse.

PEMF therapy coils can emit a measurable magnetic field up to 18 inches

Magna Wave is a Leader in Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses Naturally with PEMF Therapy

Magna Wave has been developing and improving PEMF therapy devices for over 10 years. Magna Wave trains and certifies practitioners on using the devices and treating gastric ulcers in horses naturally with PEMF therapy. Call Magna Wave to learn more about PEMF therapy devices or to find a trained practitioner in your area.

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