Miscellaneous Problems

 

There are many more potential problems that may occur within a horse’s lifespan that may not be covered in one of our main systemic sections. These are all additional conditions that EquiHealth could help to relieve. Many times people report their horse experiencing improvement right away, or within a very short space of time. With regular use EquiHealth can contribute in a preventative way, or for more relief with more stubborn conditions.

Below are some of these additional problems…

 

Bleeding Gums

This may be caused by abnormal or diseased teeth. Incorrect food, or infection may also be at fault.

The bacteria involved produces enzymes, and these enzymes feed on the bone, gum and ligaments. In the case of the gums, this can cause them to bleed.

If untreated, this can cause a range of secondary problems, such as displaced teeth, loss of muscle, bad breath, quidding ( balling feed up in the horses cheek), a build up of calculus (a mixture of  food, saliva and bacteria), or weight loss.

 

Eye Disorders

As with humans, there are many potential eye disorders. Many are extremely rare and are usually the result of another underlying condition or acute trauma.

Otherwise, for more common eye conditions, a distinction should be made regarding the effect of a general infection and a localised disorder, and treatment, including EquiHealth treatment, administered accordingly and accurately. A veterinary surgeon should always first examine and diagnose any eye problem.

Generally speaking, the eyelids should be regularly examined for foreign bodies, especially in housed animals,as these may cause ulceration of the cornea.

 

Facial Paralysis

This includes loss of tone, but usually not of sensation, to one side of the face due to damage to the facial nerve.

This nerve turns on to the face high up, around the back of the jaw.

The muscles are unable to contract and the whole side of the face droops, including the mouth and ear.

 

Urinary Bladder Infections

Infections of the urinary bladder may travel up from the uretha or down from the kidney (via the ureter). Symptoms are pain on urination and discoloured, even blood-stained, urine.

 

In addition to the above problems, the below set consists of areas where EquiHealth has precise pressure location points, and can really help through its regular use and health management abilities. This may help to prevent many problems from occurring…

 

Growth Stimulation:

The body has its own natural system of growth stimulating hormones. Attempts to accelerate and enhance the process by applying hormones often has no advantage in the long run and may be seriously damaging to long-term health and major organs.

Proper feeding and exercise are, of course, essential to ensure the horse’s natural ability for growth is of optimal capability.

Maintenance of Health and Fitness:

The horse should be well fed and exercised regularly. In this way its interest will be maintained. It should be checked regularly for soundness. Treat these points regularly.

Reduction of Stress and Hyper-Excitability:

Horses, like people, need to be repeatedly assured in order to put them at their ease and get a reliable performance from them.

In this way, the more excited animal can be contained. Irritation and anger produces the reverse result.

Improvement of Muscle Tone and Coordination:

Horses should be kept fit, and never just left to their own devices.Regular and planned exercise should be according to their work and individual abilities.

Even pet horses should be exercised. In this way the animal is less inclined to indulge in the recognised vices, their outlook is kept positive, and posture improves with increased muscle tone.

Improved Performance:

Performance refers to the duration of efficient work, the amount of prize money won at races and the amount of healthy young produced. Correct feeding, exercise and rest are required.

Relaxation Before a Race:

Surroundings should be as calm as is reasonably possible.

A good rider ‘contains’ the horse – holding it back from bursts of speed, both before and during the race.

On the other hand, a rider may allow a fast canter, even gallop, up to the start, as part of preparing the horse.

Increase in Stamina and Energy:

Regular planned exercise results in increased speed and the ability to cover increased distances without undue fatigue.

It is important to address exercise at the same time as treating the appropriate points.

 

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