TheraPlate Might Help Minimize Muscle Loss in Horses on Stall Rest
A newer addition to the equine injury rehab tool kit, stimulation therapy, has grown in popularity among horse owners looking for noninvasive ways to help their athletes heal. Because research into this modality is new, one researcher sought to understand how it might be helping, and she produced measurable results.
“Many owners use vibration stimulation when their horses are injured and placed on stall rest, during which horses can develop atrophy (muscle wasting),” said Ashley Greene, a graduate student at Mississippi State University, in Starkville.
Specifically, Greene looked at the effects of this type of therapy on horses’ muscle thickness. She presented her results at the 2019 Equine Science Society Symposium, held June 3-6 in Asheville, North
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