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PEMF Case Studies

 

PEMF and Hoof Abscesses

Hoof abscesses are one of the most common causes of acute onset lameness in a horse.  Wet weather, extreme dry conditions, sudden changes in moisture can all make the hoof more susceptible to the formation of an abscess. Even with the most diligent prevention techniques including frequent hoof cleaning and routine farrier care, abscesses can still form as bacteria finds a way into the interior hoof structure through tiny cracks, puncture wounds, misplaced or close horseshoe nails and more.

Once formed, the goal for treatment is to get the abscess to open up and drain the infection out. Many time the abscess will travel up to the coronary band searching for an exit pathway that provides the least resistance, and this is the scenario presented in the case detailed below.

PEMF therapy is renowned for three main benefits:

– Reduce pain and inflammation

– Increase circulation

– Accelerate Healing

Day 1 of IronFoot PEMF Treatment of Abscess

A major benefit for horses from PEMF is the ability for the pulsed electromagnetic field to penetrate the hoof wall promoting circulation not only in the laminae but also deep inside the hoof.  Respond Systems’ IronFoot uses a proprietary blend of power and frequency to gently yet effectively induce micro-circulation on the cellular level to force movement of ions, nutrients, oxygen, waste and fluid into and out of the cell. In addition to the physical stimulation on a cellular level, additional biochemical mechanisms are stimulated into action to increase the formation of macrophages to help further combat pathogens.

 

The following case uses the IronFoot to help treat a diagnosed hoof abscess: 

 

 

Day 3 and Rupture of Abscess while on IronFoot PEMF Treatment

Day 1- Horse diagnosed with abscess and was running a temperature. Treatment on IronFoot for 30-minutes

Day 2- Treatment on IronFoot for 30-minutes

Day 3- Treatment on IronFoot at which time the abscess ruptured during the treatment

The horse was also on an antibiotic during this time as well.

 

Accelerating the healing process with PEMF can help to reduce stall rest time and aid in preventing compensatory issues and conditions.

 

For more information on PEMF, the IronFoot or other PEMF and laser therapies, visit respondsystems.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Additional Case Studies

Laser & PEMF / Suspensory Ligament
PEMF / Equine Bone Cyst

Testimonials

  • Janey is a 12 yr old Scottish Fold with osteochondrodysplasia. I found her at a shelter when she was a kitten. Her paws and leg joints especially have become misshapen and thickened and her back and tail are also affected. She takes Gabapentin and Metacam daily, along with Adequan shots monthly, but still overgrooms her back, I believe from pain.

    PEMF has made an incredible difference. Really, it has stunned me to see the change in her. Her mood is better, she actually runs around a little, and she does stuff like roll around on her back that I haven’t seen her do for several years. Her over-grooming is getting better too. Her posture is much more “solid”…she doesn’t move like she’s so fragile now.  I have been dreading the day I will need to do the “final kindness” when her pain becomes too great, but now I believe that could be years away.

    I put the small PEMF bed under her favorite blanket where she sleeps and she gets her 30 min treatment every day…it couldn’t be easier! Currently I’m experimenting with dialing back her Metacam doses, and she’s doing great! Cindy Koval, February 2018

    - Janey and Her PEMF Treatments

  • “Csonka is a 9 year old Rottie that was pretty crippled even on NSAID’s, Gabapentin, Adequan and Tramadol.  The owners have a house in the mountains on a lake, and he used to love to swim and play but hasn’t been able to do it for a while.  Within 2 months of using the PEMF Dog Bed,  he is off everything but a half dose of NSAIDs on occasion.

    I received from Csonka’s owner after she started in November:

    First treatment he stretched out and stayed on the bed for about 20 minutes. Second treatment before bed, he stretched out and fell asleep and hasn’t moved. Even stayed asleep with snack bags being opened in the kitchen and the fridge door being opened (this is unheard of for Csonk :)!!!! He seemed peppier this evening too.

    And then another email four days later:
    He is like a different dog. Grabbing toys and chasing us, chewing on his bone. He doesn’t let out that huge grunt when he goes to lie down each time.”

     

    - Dr. Sandy Block, DVM, July 2017

  • “Nimitz had a very bad weekend when he could not walk for hours and was very shaky after that. Used hot water bottle and cold gel packs to bring down his inflammation which thankfully worked and he started walking better over Sunday and Monday. We were close to letting him go, he was in so much pain and frustration. I guess his vertebrae are fusing with the arthritis in the spine and hips.

    So the PEMF Bed arrived yesterday afternoon and Nimitz went on it last night for his first treatment. Within 5 minutes he was asleep and in 10 he was snoring. Usually he sleeps light and moves around and paces every 10 minutes trying to get comfortable. He slept for 3 hours straight. He has not done that in a year. He went outside had some water and went back on the bed for the rest of the night sleeping soundly and relaxed. I could not believe it. I am so grateful for your kindness and help to support my retired Guide Dog. He is everything to me after taking me everywhere for 11 years and at 13 he deserves to be comfortable and pain free.”   Heather, June 2016

    - PEMF Bed for Her Guidedog, Nibitz. Heather, June 2016

  • To perform at the top level my horses get the top care. That’s why I choose Respond Blanket for pre and post muscle therapy. The blanket is excellent and so easy to use. Our horses fall asleep when it’s on they love the therapy!
    Photo by Diane Puopolo

    - McLain Ward, 2015 Two-time Olympic Team Medalist, 1st $210,000 CP Grand Prix Spruce Meadows CSI 5 2015 and competitor in more than 10 Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals and numerous FEI Nations Cup competitions

  • We have been using Respond Systems therapy blankets and lasers since 1996. The whole crew from Respond Systems is fantastic to work with. The therapy blankets get tuned up every fall and come back good as new. People ask me if I have ever worked with other magnetic products or lasers, and I have always said that I have no need to. Respond Systems answers all the questions they should. It’s a product that you wouldn’t know you needed it until you have had one. In driving with the marathon carriage being 600 kilos and the horses having to work well over their back, Respond Systems is a big help.

    - Chester Weber, October 2015

  • We use the Sentry Blanket before and after every competition, to loosen stiff muscles and aid in recovery.

    - Beezie Madden, 2013 World Cup Finals Campion and three-time U.S. Olympian

  • I ask for maximum performance from my horses over three tough days of competition, so I need maximum therapeutic support.  I use the Respond Sentry blanket before and after competition and see immediate positive results.

    - Misdee W. Miller

  • The Respond Systems Iron Foot Pad has become a mainstay in our horse management program. Our event horses feet are arguably the most important body part related to their soundness and every upper level horse in the barn stands on the iron foot for 25 min daily while they are getting tacked up or groomed. It maximizes circulation in their feet, naturally alleviating pain, bruising, or soreness, and has significantly improved their performance as a result! We love it and our horses love it!

    - Will Coleman, 2012 U.S Olympian

  • I’ve been dealing with Respond Systems since the mid-1990s and have found them to be of the highest caliber, completely professional and truly caring. I appreciate their products, and on the rare occasion that we’ve needed service  turnaround has been rapid and the cost reasonable.  I am writing this to thank Respond and their staff for decades of service to our profession and to give Respond Systems my highest recommendation.

    - Larry A. Bernstein, VMD, CVH, CVA

  • The Bio-Pulse bed can be used very effectively on older animals with orthopedic and constitutional diseases. My 16 year old Jack Russel terrier, in spite of his advanced stage of congestive heart failure, was able to sleep after using the bed, for the first time in many weeks. I also found that cats with congenital kidney disease and arthritis would actually seek out the bed when it was on, providing them comfort, as well.

    - J.Shoemaker, DVM, PA