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Assisi Animal Health Shares Seven Treatment Options for Equine Laminitis (Founder Syndrome)

Monday, October 24, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4
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PINEHURST, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health has produced and 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. The company shares seven treatment options for horses suffering from equine laminitis (founder syndrome).

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When a horse is diagnosed with laminitis, it is usually a combination of unfortunate events (surgery, overeating, and high fever are a few examples) that causes the soft tissues, or laminae, within the hoof to swell, weaken, and die. This occurs before outside signs are evident and it is often difficult to halt this disease once it has begun. When laminitis is severe, it usually results in founder—an internal hoof deformity that happens when the coffin bone rotates downward. Fortunately, advances in medical research have shed new hope on easing horses' suffering and slowing the progress of this disease. The following are treatment options to implement.

Impose dietary restrictions. Stop feeding the horse grain-based feeds and pasture until the vet lifts the restriction.

Use mineral oil to purge the digestive tract. This is especially important if the horse has overeaten.

Provide frog support. Use either a roll of bandage, heart bar shoe or plastic heart bar shoe.

Care for abscessed areas. Open and drain any abscessed areas your horse may have developed.

Dispense antibiotics. Contact your vet for appropriate antibiotics; it is vital to fight infection. Additionally anti-endotoxins will reduce toxicity and anticoagulants will facilitate blood flow to the horse's feet.

Stable the horse on soft ground. Choose sand or soft shavings and encourage the horse to lie down, reducing pressure on the laminae.

Administer the Assisi Loop. Once your veterinarian has diagnosed the cause of the horse's laminitis, the Assisi Loop may be a viable treatment option. Talk to your vet about the Loop.

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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