May this year eventer Louis was placed 5th place in an Open Intermediate, but finished the cross country with a deep gash 6” long diagonally across his knee. Excellent veterinary care on site to clean, stitch and bandage the wound gave us a good platform for healing, but we were very aware of the difficulties ahead. To prevent stitches bursting, the leg was splinted and the horse had to be on box rest, increasing the likelihood of granulation and scar tissue, plus stiffening of the joint, not to mention loss of fitness and difficult behaviour resulting from boredom.
Monday, 27 October 2014
Louis and the Arc Equine
The Arc Equine is a drug free, non-invasive, affordable and easy to use system that can be used in the stable and on the lorry. It uses minute, sub-sensory sequences of electrical currents which mimic those naturally occurring within the body. The following are some of the benefits of using microcurrent technology:
Along with conventional and complementary herbal therapies, we used Arc Equine daily. Initially we were worried that improvement was slow; it was more than two weeks before the stitches could be taken out. But clearly underneath the visible damage, high quality healing had been taking place. The wound site rapidly resolved to the thinnest scar. The granulation visible at one stage has resolved almost entirely. The knee joint returned immediately to full flexion, with no further physio treatment. Six weeks after the injury the horse was back in work. We took a further six weeks to rebuild fitness and do some dressage and show jumping before a cross country schooling session.
All lights were green, and three months after the accident, Louis returned to competition scoring 27 dressage and double clear in a Novice, with the biggest grins on both our faces. Louis finished the season with another double clear and 29 dressage at Pulborough horse trials in the open novice to finish 7th.
Louis now wears the Arc Equine on a regular basis and it seems to reduce his stressy behaviour in the stable as well as easing musclesoreness after exercise. His recovery was extraordinary, thank you Arc Equine.