Shock Wave Therapy: Use it Logically

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an established medical treatment (see The Horse of May 2001). Originally utilized to treat human kidney stones non-invasively, additional applications for this technology have been discovered.

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Scott R. McClure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, is Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Since presenting a paper on ESWT at the 2000 AAEP Convention, he has continued with shock wave research and has written several more papers on the topic.

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