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Assisi Animal Health Offers Four Tips to Care for an Elderly Horse

Saturday, November 19, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as a PEMF therapy for horses. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in horses, cats, and dogs. Assisi Animal Health offers four tips to care for an elderly equine.

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Seek regular dental care. As horses age, caring for their teeth is crucial, as its molars can develop sharp points, making chewing painful or difficult. Have your vet check your horse's teeth every six to twelve months for any tooth breaks or loss. Observe your horse's eating habits. Dropping large amounts of food or weight loss, may signal dental issues. It may be necessary to change your horse's diet to a softer one as it ages.

Provide adequate nutrition. An elderly horse has different nutritional needs than its younger counterparts. Feed must be top quality and easily digestible. There are many senior horse feeds available designed to meet the nutritional needs of elderly horses. You can also add corn oil to your horse's feed for increased energy and added shine to its coat. However, it's important to consult a veterinarian before making any major changes to your horse's diet.

Care for joints. Joint supplement can relieve tension or pain in your horse and they can stay more active. There are several good options on the market to promote joint health. If the vet recommends pain medication, ask how the Assisi Loop can help supplement their treatment protocols. It has been proven to alleviate both chronic and acute pain in equines. The vet may also be able to administer IV injection of hyaluronic acid to help lubricate joints.

Maintain physical activity. If your horse is still ridable, make sure you spend more time warming up and cooling down and reduce your riding pace. If a horse cannot be ridden, it is vital to maintain them in a pasture to allow them to move about freely. Physical activity will also improve digestion and increase circulation.

Assisi Animal Health's clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care®—the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.

Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 866-830-7342, kaysie.dannemiller@assisianimalhealth.com

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SOURCE Assisi Animal Health

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