Shock Wave Therapy


Shock Wave Therapy in the Western Sport Horse

January 05, 2005

The average equine extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) patient has been examined multiple veterinarians before arriving for ESWT treatment, said Alan Donnell, DVM, of Pilot Point, Texas at the third annual Shock Wave Therapy Symposium, held... Read More


Shock Wave One Year Later

December 30, 2004

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Iowa State University, has been at the helm of much of the shock wave therapy research performed in horses over the past five years. At HMT's... Read More


Racehorse Injuries and Issues

March 01, 2004

Severe injury of a racehorse is one of the most visible and critical situations race track practitioners must handle. Mary Scollay, DVM, senior association veterinarian for Gulfstream Park and Calder Racecourse, and Celeste Kunz, VMD, chief examining... Read More


Safety Issues of Shock Wave Therapy

February 17, 2004

There's been a lot of speculation about the analgesic effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and radial shock wave therapy (RSWT)--no one has identified the duration or mechanism of analgesia. ... Read More


AAEP 2003: Shock Wave Table Topic

February 03, 2004

Veterinary application of shock wave therapy has come a long way in five years, with many veterinarians now finding it helpful in the treatment of their patients. Rather than the “What is this all about, and does it work?” questions of past... Read More


Virginia Panel Restricts Use of Shock Wave Therapy

March 25, 2003

The Virginia Racing Commission has banned the use of shock wave therapy on horses within 10 days of a race.

The therapeutic treatments, originally used to break up bone fragments, have an analgesic (pain-killing) effect on horses that ca... Read More


Medication Rules Revised

March 01, 2003

The USA Equestrian (USAE) Board of Directors approved a rule change on Jan. 19 that should reduce the incidence of corticosteroid abuse in equine athletes. The USAE sets rules for 27 breeds and disciplines competing in the United States, and is... Read More


AAEP Convention: Lameness

March 01, 2003


Bucked Shins

The Milne Lecture is also known as the State of the Art Lecture because each year's topic is selected for its groundbreaking qualities and potential to... Read More


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (AAEP 2002)

February 19, 2003

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Iowa State, reported on the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on suspensory ligament desmitis. He noted that ESWT is being used for the treatment of equine musculoskeletal diseases. ... Read More


Drugs and Medications Rules Revised at USA Equestrian Meeting

January 22, 2003

A rule change designed to reduce incidence of corticosteroid abuse in equine athletes was among several topics discussed in the Veterinary and Equine Drugs and Medications (D&M) committee meetings and D&M Open Forum Jan. 16-17 at the 200... Read More


NYRA Issues Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 17, 2002

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) issued a policy whereby horses that receive shock wave therapy cannot race for at least 10 days after treatment. Earlier, the California Horse Racing Board ordered restrictions on shock wave therapy... Read More


California Places Restrictions on Shock Wave Therapy

July 09, 2002

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) notified trainers and veterinarians on July 8 of new rules that go into effect on July 24 restricting the use of shock wave therapy (SWT) for the treatment of orthopedic injuries in horses at... Read More


AAEP Convention 2001: Lameness in Horses

February 01, 2002

There are many lameness problems that are associated with the use of a horse in a specific discipline, or the conformation of horses selected for use in a discipline. However, there are some problems that are universal, and the diagnosis and... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy Research at the University of Wisconsin

January 16, 2002

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine want to determine the efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), and are seeking horses to participate in a study using the therapy.... Read More



November 01, 2001

High Medical Technologies (HMT) was inadvertently omitted from the list of extracorporeal shock wave therapy manufacturers in the May issue of The Horse. The company is based in Switzerland.

HMT High Medical Technologies A.G.... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy: Use it Logically

June 01, 2001

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an established medical treatment (see The Horse of May 2001). Originally utilized to treat human kidney stones non-invasively, additional applications for this technology have been discovered.... Read More


Shockwave: Waves of the Future

May 01, 2001

A new method of treating orthopedic injuries in horses is gaining interest among veterinarians and horse owners. Veterinarians around the world are using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and are encouraged by the results... Read More


$1 Million For Equine Research

May 01, 2001

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board of Directors recently approved funding for 11 new projects. An additional project will be funded on the properties of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. The Foundation is inviting researchers to... Read More


Shock Wave Learning

May 01, 2001

Researchers and clinicians met March 3 in Kentucky to exchange ideas about a treatment that is gaining nationwide attention for its success in healing difficult soft tissue and bone injuries. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has intrigue... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy Symposium To Be Held

January 19, 2001

Veterinarians will have the opportunity to learn about the physics and technology of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 3, 2001.

Studies on... Read More


Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

January 01, 2001

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie... Read More


Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

December 29, 2000

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University has been examining the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the horse. He and other researchers working with ESWT presented their findings at the recent convention of the American... Read More


Equine Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Offered At Purdue

July 16, 1999

A new, non-invasive veterinary treatment utilizing high pressure waves to alleviate equine bone and tendon ailments—including navicular disease and degenerative joint disease of the lower hock joints—was initiated at the... Read More