Treatment for Horse Hoof Abscess with PEMF Therapy
Nobody, and I mean nobody wants to go to the barn and find their horse lame. It’s just not how you want to start the day, and you already know you won’t be riding. While the reasons for lameness may vary, we’re going to look at hoof abscesses specifically, and talk about treatment for horse hoof abscess with PEMF therapy.
If you’re a long-time horseperson you may be a veteran at dealing with abscesses. If you’re new to the horse game, well let’s do a quick run-down. An abscess is an accumulation of pus (which are simply dead white blood cells) that have formed a lump internally or externally on the horse’s body. An abscess occurs as a result of an infection. Abscesses can begin with a wound, a nail in the hoof, strangles, or penetration of the skin with a foreign object. The accumulated white blood cells become encapsulated as the body works to isolate the infection, in turn forming an abscess.
Some Symptoms of Hoof Abscess May Include:
- Pain due to pressure
- Secretion of pus
- A firm lump that may be tender or hot
- Slight swelling at the sight
A veterinarian can usually tell whether or not a wound is an abscess pretty quick, but after many years with horses, you can probably tell too. And you’ve probably been through all the standard treatment routines:
- Keeping the area clean
- Using poultices
- Trimming the hoof
But What About Treatment for Horse Hoof Abscess with PEMF Therapy?
Treating a horse’s hoof abscess with PEMF therapy may help expedite the healing process. It makes sense that once the pus is released and the pressure relieved, that the wound usually heals and the pain goes with it. We can help the process along with treatment for horse hoof abscess with PEMF therapy. PEMF therapy essentially stimulates good oxygenation, better blood flow to the body, in turn, allowing it to heal itself. If it sounds simple that’s because it is.
Treatment for horse hoof abscess with PEMF therapy is non-invasive, requires no downtime, is chemical free and has no side effects. You can use any Magna Wave PEMF machine, though we recommend using one that works with the Magna Wave Zoom Hoof Box and Magna Wave Zoom Paddle attachments. The Magna Wave Zoom Paddle slides into the Magna Wave Zoom Hoof Box. The box can hold any size horse from foal to a massive warmblood. So, don’t worry, that’s not an issue.
Magna Wave PEMF therapy delivered through the Magna Wave Zoom Hoof Box and Magna Wave Zoom Paddle attachments is very effective for navicular, quarter cracks, general foot issues, and abscesses. The horse is in no discomfort during the treatment and we recommend a session anywhere from six to fifteen minutes in length. Some abscesses may pull in as little as one to three treatments, getting your horse on the road to recovery, fast.