Hot and Cold Therapy

Soaking what ails your horse in ice cold water causes the greatest changes in tissue temperature compared to other thermal treatments. In a recent study Andris J. Kaneps, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS of The Ohio State University temporarily implanted probes just under the skin and between the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons in the metacarpal region (cannon bone area) of a horse's leg.

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