Magnetic boots?

Vindaloo

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Dougal has been off work with high suspensory desmitis in both hinds. He's had his shock wave therapy and is now back in the early stages of work. On a whim I bought him some magnetic therapy boots at Badminton (my credit card is still groaning under the weight of my impulse purchases).

Has anyone got any good/bad experience of these things? I must confess I am a little scpetical BUT if it helps even a little it will be worth it.
x

Ps, read a copule of recent posts on suspensory desmitis and my lad was never on box rest either. So far and touching wood frantically the shock wave seems to have done the trick.
 

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Ive used magnetic therapy on my horses and myself for a number of years and always had good results.

For the horses.... used them on everything from arthritic conditions to bruising round the tendon region and general pulled muscles as well as for maintenance.

For myself - tension headaches and general joint pains.

I wouldn't be without my magnetic stable wraps
Ive spoken to a couple of vets over the years about them, along with my chiropractor. My recent vet was basically of the opinion that while he couldnt say "yes! they work", he'd got a lot of clients using them and many seemed to show positive results. My chiropractor was massively in favour of them.

I think the best thing to do is try them and see if YOU see a difference. You know your horse and his injury best. I hope you do find them useful though.
 

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Currently got a horse in woth high susp desmitis also both hinds, he had first lot of shockwave today. Owner has been using magnetic wraps overnight for a while now and vet seemed to agree they could help.

Fingers crossed for your boy as i know the odds arent high for complete recovery.
 

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I can vouch for the magnetic-uk fetlock bands but thought the N.E.W over reach boots were absolutely useless.

Hubby aso used the magnetic-uk band and pads - and the specialists were gobsmacked that he recovered full use of his shoulder in just 2 weeks. The nature of his injury would normally have required atleast 12 weeks rehab................
 

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I use a mag rug on my horse and mag boots. I don't know if they help him or not (he has a spavin). I can't be sure either way. But be careful which TYPE of magnets you buy because some are much more effective than others apparently. Suggest doing some research/reading around types of magnets...
 

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Oh god I hope he does recover. I'm hoping that his chances are high since the scan showed up such a small amount of heat (Cintography I think it was called) that the vet said it was hardly visible at all.

I hope that is a good sign and as he has become sound so soon after diagnosis and treatment would pray that is also a good sign. Will continue with the boots. Every little helps I guess.

Thank you for getting back to me, pls keep everything crossed for us. He's too, too young and precious to be written off. x
 

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I have been all over the blooming internet now and am more confused than ever BUT a brief chat with the vet and I am happy to put them on.

Fingers crossed they will actually help. time will tell.

x
 

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Thanks for the feed back. I'm going to keep them on him and hope that they do actually help him.

I've spoken to vet and manufacturer and feel a lot happier about things now. So far so good. Back into limited work and seems to be happy.

Fingers crossed.
x
 

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Oh god I hope he does recover. I'm hoping that his chances are high since the scan showed up such a small amount of heat (Cintography I think it was called) that the vet said it was hardly visible at all.

I hope that is a good sign and as he has become sound so soon after diagnosis and treatment would pray that is also a good sign. Will continue with the boots. Every little helps I guess.

Thank you for getting back to me, pls keep everything crossed for us. He's too, too young and precious to be written off. x

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aww will keep everything crossed. Sounds like youve got a great vet and youve caught it in time.

The horse i know is worth a hell of alot with great lines, only rising 6. He was winning every time out n not lame just 'odd' behind-he has a fair amount of damage done having seen the scans myself (although im no vet!) which is a bit worrying....
 

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I use magnetic boots on my brood mare 24/7. She seemed a bit achey crachey for a while. She started wearing the boots about half way through the pregnancy - has since gone on a foaled ok since and is now running round the field with her foal.
Due to day to day life it was not always possible for me to change her boots from front legs to back legs every 12 hours, so she has a piece of gamage under the boots to prevent any possibility sweating rubbing. It works well.
I am of the opinion if you are going to use the boots then use them 24/7 for the full benefit.
 

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You are not filling me with optimism..... I'm with Bell Equine who I think are pretty much the best I can get around here but given that you said the horse you know wasn't even lame I am now feeling a bit negative. Dougal was 3/10ths.

As you say, hopefully I will have caught it in time. Dougal is not well bred and didn't cost the earth BUT he means the world to me and is therefore priceless.

Time will tell I guess. :-(
 

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You are not filling me with optimism..... I'm with Bell Equine who I think are pretty much the best I can get around here but given that you said the horse you know wasn't even lame I am now feeling a bit negative. Dougal was 3/10ths.

As you say, hopefully I will have caught it in time. Dougal is not well bred and didn't cost the earth BUT he means the world to me and is therefore priceless.

Time will tell I guess. :-(

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I am so sorry i did not mean for this-your case seems alot omre positive than ours. The horse i know has not been right for 2yrs, im not going to say which vet is treating as the owner is a bit annoyed this was not found sooner when they first thought it could ahve been. You vet seems much more on the ball.

Apparently not all horses trot up lame, (nor swollen as the affected branch is inside the ligament so when that swells up it causes pressure on the suspensory causing the pain-but something that not visilbe to the eye (does that make sense))

how was yours when nerve blocked?? Ours actaully trotted up lame on the other when the affected leg was blocked. but scans revealed a fair bit of damage more so on the leg we thought was fine. Operation has been offered more than the SW but owner felt she wanted to give SW a go first dispite its negitive 40% chance recovery.

Fingers crossed for your lad, money and lines might mean something to some people but the relationship you have is far far more important i think xxxx
 
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