Assisi Animal Health explains Common Causes of Inflammation in Horses

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Lifestyle News J E 4

PINEHURST, N.C., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Assisi Animal Health developed the Assisi Loop®, an effective non-pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®) that works as an electromagnetic therapy for horses. The Loop helps heal wounds and relieve pain in cats, dogs, and horses.

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Inflammation in horses comes from one of three main causes: pathogens, damaged cells, and irritants. Inflammation can be the initial response of the body to harmful stimuli, known as acute inflammation, or can be prolonged, known as chronic inflammation.  Assisi Animal Health outlines some common causes of inflammation in horses.

•       Pathogens (Infections). Infections can lead to intestinal inflammation, which requires immediate veterinary attention. Intestinal inflammation begins with a fever followed by severe diarrhea. Your horse's stool may contain mucus and, in some cases, even blood. If not immediately treated symptoms will often lead to dehydration and can even result in death. Salmonellosis and Potomac Fever are common causes of such infections. Horses in stressful conditions are more susceptible to infection, so provide plenty of natural shade, shelter, and a variety of grazing plants to avoid a stressful environment.

•       Damaged cells. Inflamed muscles can be attributed to a number of things, such as exercise, bad riding techniques, improper shoeing, and ill-fitting tack. Make sure that exercise and training is not so prolonged that it causes muscle strain and tissue injury. Horses will automatically tense up their muscles around a joint when they are experiencing joint discomfort. Be aware of the horse's behavior and gait in order to immediately spot any muscle tension and avoid inflicting further injury.

•       Irritants. Histamine is a major source of inflammation and its release into the body is caused by allergic reactions. Aside from anti-histamines, allergic reactions can be controlled by including anti-inflammatory plants such as yarrow, rosemary, alders, and willow in your horse's diet. This will ensure that the horse receives plenty of bitters to help flush its system of toxins that commonly cause inflammation.

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, 8668307342,

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