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Equine Disorders

    Horses suffer from a vast array of ailments, many of them joint, muscle , ligament or tendon related. Horses experience pressure and shocks to their joints during exercise, especially those used in competitive sports such as eventing, jumping and racing. But any horse that is ridden regularly is at risk of developing repetitive stress related injuries. Horses need to exercise in order to maintain their circulatory system and enable their bodies to function properly, if a horse can not exercise they are susceptible to many other problems. It is therefore very important to treat any injury of the musculoskeletal system with haste, to ensure the horse is inactive for the shortest possible time. Vets and horse owners have been using therapeutic magnet devices to treat common equine ailments for quite a few years. It now seems to be standard practice to use magnetic rugs before 3 day eventing competitions to maintain a healthy horse through out the arduous event.
 
    Horses have been shown to react to magnetic devices in a similar way to other animals and humans, except that due to their circulatory system horses should not use magnetic therapy 24 hours a day 7 days a week as with dogs, cats and humans. Horses should only be exposed to magnets whilst they are resting, stabled, turned out or travelling. It is not safe to use magnets during exercise, this is because horses are prone to over heating during exercise and one of the actions of magnets is to stimulate the circulatory system, which will in turn increase the body temperature. If magnets are used during exercise there will be an increased risk of over heating which is potentially dangerous to the horses’ health.
    However magnets can be used very successfully in the following ways:

When to use magnets Which magnetic device to use Benefits of using magnets
Pre exercise Magnetic rug
Magnetic boots
Using magnets before exercise will warm and loosen the muscles, tendon and ligament before a work out, this will help prevent strains and sprains occurring during exercise
Post exercise Magnetic rug
Magnetic boots
Magnetic back pad
Should be placed on the horse when completely cool. Magnets will ease post exercise aches and pains and if any damage has occurred during exercise the magnetic filed will start reducing the inflammation around the injury straight away.
On an injury Magnetic rug
Magnetic boots
Magnetic back pad
If the horse has an existing injury or develops a new injury magnets should be applied as soon as possible, to reduce inflammation around the injury site and also to encourage new cell growth. The magnets should be placed as close to the point of injury as possible. If the horse is not exercising because of the injury the magnets can be left on for 24 hours a day but as soon as exercise re-commences they should be discontinued during the exercise period.
Whilst travelling Magnetic rug
Magnetic boots
Magnets can be used during travel to prepare a horse for competition or exercise, they will also have a calming and soothing effect on the horse, which is very beneficial if a horse is nervous of travel.
Overnight Magnetic rug
Magnetic boots
Magnetic back pad

Magnets can be overnight, when the horse is boxed or turned out. They can be paced under all weather rugs or used alone. During the night-time the body increases the rate at which it heals , so this is the ideal time to use magnetic therapy to treat ailments.

    The next table lists the most common equine ailments that can be treated with magnets, which treatment is best for each ailment, the strength required and how long they should be used for. It is important to mention that even though horses are big animals they do not require very high magnetic strengths, as with humans. They have less subcutaneous fat than humans and the method of absorption of the magnetic field is more efficient. Having said this there is as always a minimum strength required which is 500 gauss/50 m tesla, it is unlikely that a horse will require a magnetic strength of more than 3,000 gauss/300 m tesla.

Ailment Type of device
 
Strength

 
Length of exposure
Tendon injuries: bowed tendons, tendon rupture, tendonitis, digital flexor tendon injury. Magnetic tendon wraps or boots 1,000-4,000 gauss/100-400 m tesla magnets with 12-24 magnets to each boot. Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.
Ligament injuries: inflammation of the ligaments (Desmitis), Magnetic boots or wraps. 1,000-4,000 gauss/100-400 m tesla magnets with 12-24 magnets to each boot Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.
Knee injuries: Fore leg (carpus) - fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, caritis.
Hind leg (Stifle joint) - patella ligament tears, menisci (cartiledge) tears, quadriceps muscle damage.
Magnetic boots or wraps 1,000-4,000 gauss/100-400 m tesla magnets with 12-24 magnets to each boot Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.
Bony injuries: Metacarpus ( shin bones) injury, Cannon bone, pastern bone injury, hock injury-bone spavin. Magnetic boots or wraps 1,000-4,000 gauss/100-400 m tesla magnets with 12-24 magnets to each boot Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.
Back, lion or croup injuries Magnetic rug or back pad. 1,000-3,000 gauss/100-300 m tesla with between 9-30 magnets. Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.
Withers, shoulder, flank, stifle joint Magnetic rug. 1,000-3,000 gauss/100-300 m tesla with between 9-30 magnets. Can be used permanently as long as they are removed for exercise, or during an injury and for 2 weeks after the injury has resolved.

    Animals are a wonderful example of the true therapeutic powers of magnetic fields. Unlike humans they can not be influenced by the placebo effect (where the mind thinks the magnets are working so the user feels less pain). An animal does not understand that it that it is being treated with magnets so therefore it can not subconsciously influence the effect that the magnets have on the body. Yet the vast majority of animals that are treated with magnets display signs of reduced discomfort, increased mobility and increased energy/activity levels. One can only deduce that it is the therapeutic effect of the magnetic devices that they are using.

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