Capped Hock / Elbow / Knee
Capped hock, elbows and knees are all bursal injuries and result from a direct trauma to the area.
E.g. A horse may knock its knee whilst jumping. The result is swelling caused by the production of excess synovial fluid.
Can Niagara Equissage help with Capped hock?
Any build up of synovial fluid can be successfully treated with Niagara Equissage. Although unsightly, such ‘blemishes’ are unlikely to cause unsoundness and Niagara Equissage can do much to reduce their appearance.
Massage the affected areas with the Hand Unit for 10 minutes per day to disperse the fluids and reduce the risk of callous skin forming (by keeping the area nourished with a good blood supply).
- The circulatory benefits I see from the Back Pad creates an essential foundation of muscle relaxation on which to work. TheHand Unit is very efficient in targeting specific areas prior to addressing muscle/soft tissue problems such as trigger or stress points. Niagara Equissage is an important partner in my work to achieve performance improvement for my clients.
- “I had a mare with a slight tear of the suspensory ligament. I had her scanned again after 30 days and was advised to give her another 60 days rest. I got the Niagara Equissage and used the Leg Boot in conjunction with the Back Pad for the next 30 days and had her scanned again, the suspensory was healed to my vet’s amazement.”
- "I find the horses love their treatment with the Niagara Equissage. I like the way the Back Pad massages the full body of the horse. We use it all the time and there are NO negatives."