If you own horses, you know how difficult it can be for them to heal from even minor injuries. This is where ultrasound therapy can come in. Ultrasound technology can provide numerous benefits to the horses in your care. Here are just four of the benefits that ultrasound therapy can provide for your horses.
Effective Treatment for Septic Arthritis
If your horse has been diagnosed with septic arthritis, it can benefit greatly from therapeutic ultrasound treatment. Studies have shown that treatment with therapeutic ultrasound can reduce the effects of carpal damage in the joint tissue and cartilage. The same studies show that therapeutic ultrasound treatment can also prevent septic arthritis from progressing to the debilitating degenerative joint disease.
More Efficient Pain Relief
When your horse is in pain, it's up to you to provide relief. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to provide pain relief to a full-grown horse. That's where therapeutic ultrasound therapy comes in. Ultrasound has been used for many years to provide pain relief for humans. Now, it can also be used to provide the same pain relief for horses. Research shows that therapeutic ultrasound provides pain relief by sedating overactive nerve endings. As a result, your horse will feel less pain, which will promote a faster recovery.
Promotes Cell Recovery
The application of heat is essential in cell recovery after an injury. Unfortunately, applying heat to just the surface will not promote cell recovery. To be effective, the heat must penetrate all the way through to the muscle. Ordinary heat application can't do that. Ultrasound therapy can provide deep heat to your horse's injuries, which will increase blood flow and encourage cell recovery.
Equine injuries often result in severe swelling and edema. Unfortunately, both of those conditions can slow down the rate of healing and can cause increased pain. Therapeutic ultrasound treatment can reduce edema and swelling, which will help your horse heal faster. Swelling can also make it difficult for your horse to move properly. Keeping your horse active is an important part of the healing process.
If you own horses, you should have a portable ultrasound device, such as a Sonoscape A6V, nearby. With an ultrasound machine on the premises, you'll be able to provide the proper treatment for your horses. Be sure to speak to your equine veterinarian about the proper care and usage of your ultrasound equipment. They'll be able to show you how to use your equipment properly to provide treatment for your equine friends.