Poll: Suspensory and Ligament Injuries Treated by Shock Wave Therapy

More than 140 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, “What conditions/injuries has your horse experienced for which shock wave therapy was discussed or used as a treatment?”
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More than 140 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What conditions/injuries has your horse experienced for which shock wave therapy was discussed or used as a treatment?"

results of poll on shock wave therapy

Results were as follows:

  • Suspensory/ligament injuries: 60.14% (86)
  • Back pain/kissing spines: 25.87% (37)
  • Hock/joint disease: 22.38% (32)
  • Other: 21.68% (31)
  • Navicular disease: 10.49% (15)
  • Chronic wounds: 4.20% (6)

(Multiple selections allowed)

Readers shared their experiences with shock wave therapy in the comments below

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Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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