Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
|Stall rest||The length of time needed and rehabilitation exercises are different for each horse, however the typical length of time is about 4-8 weeks, followed by a gradual increase in handwalking for 8-12 weeks; however this depends on the location and extent of the injury, use of the horse, and healing status of the injury. Progress of healing needs to be checked periodically with periodic ultrasound examinations. Depending on accessibility to various rehabilitation therapies, veterinarians may recommend the addition of swimming therapy such as aquatic treadmills (aqua tread).|
|Systemic NSAIDs, hydrotherapy, and sweat bandage wraps||often used during initial healing.|
|Intra-articular anti-inflammatory therapy (hyaluronic acid and/or corticosteroids)|
|Extracorporeal shock wave therapy|
|Regenerative therapies||Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, IRAP® (Interleukin-1 Receptor Agonist Protein)|
|Recheck ultrasound examinations||Performed every 6 to 9 months to assess healing status.|