It doesn’t matter whether your horse works on a ranch, runs around a track, or spends his retirement in a pasture, he needs strong, healthy hooves. Equine athletes and hard-working horses are more likely to suffer hoof cracks, but all horses experience hoof cracks at some point in time. You may not be able to entirely prevent hoof cracks in horses, but PEMF therapy can help with treating hoof cracks and strengthening hooves.
A small crack can lead to big problems
Not all hoof cracks are the same. Some hoof cracks are purely cosmetic, and they will heal on their own without the need for treatment. Sometimes hoof cracks can mean big trouble, however. A crack that won’t heal may indicate a more serious health problem. If left untreated, severe hoof cracks can invite potentially life-threatening infections in the hoof.
The severity of a hoof crack depends on the nature of the injury. Cracks in the hoof wall may be caused by heavy stress, trauma, previous injuries, existing hoof issue, foot imbalances, diet, environmental factors, among other things.
Treating hoof cracks with PEMF therapy
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy was first approved by the FDA to treat nonunion bone fractures in 1979, and it’s still used to treat bone, joint and ligament ailments in both humans and horses.
PEMF therapy can help treat a range of health issues for horses including hoof cracks. It’s important, however, to closely monitor hoof cracks and identify whether the crack indicates a more serious health issue.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy can also help prevent hoof cracks in addition to treating hoof cracks. The treatments promote good overall cell health and function in the living tissues of the hoof. Stronger, healthier hooves means fewer hoof injuries.
Call 877-473-6377, or contact PEMF Complete online to learn more about the advantages of PEMF for equine athletes.