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Cold Compression therapy combines two standardized processes, cryotherapy, and compression therapy, into one superior and innovative treatment option widely used in equine veterinarian practices and throughout the equine industry.

Cold compression therapy targets a specific injured area by applying either static or dynamic pressure at the injury site. When paired with ice water, at a therapeutic temperature, the body's internal response increases and directs blood flow away from the extremities and toward the body's core. This response creates reduced inflammation and decreased pain.

Many equine vets that practice natural horse care finds substantial pain relief with a regimen of cryotherapy coupled with compression therapy without medication use. With many horse supplies available, such as salves and horse supplements, it is vital to seek an equine veterinarian's advice for an optimal care plan.

The best horse equipment or even top-notch training can be useless without understanding your horse's anatomy. Knowing basic horse anatomy is vital in identifying equine conditions and helps you determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.

Injured joints and ligament sprains can wreak havoc on your horse.  Whether your equine athlete performs in the arena or more open spaces, their soundness is vital because the tension due to pain can significantly hinder the horse's performance.

Many diseases and conditions affect our equines. Laminitis is a common and debilitating condition caused by inflammation of the laminae tissue between the hoof and pedal bone. It can be quite painful for your horse, and if it becomes a chronic issue, cell death can occur and alter the hoof’s integrity.

Luckily there is a better option than standing in a bucket of ice water. Veterinarians and equine practitioners widely use cold compression therapy because it offers a fast, dry, and effective drug-free treatment option.

 

Advantages:

  • Reduces Pain
  • Blocks Inflammatory Process
  • Accelerates Healing
  • Reduces Recovery Time

Indications:

  • Joint Inflammation
  • Hock degeneration
  • Hematoma
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Navicular syndrome
  • Laminitis