Niagara Equissage can help alleviate the impact of numerous symptoms caused by respiratory problems.
Respiratory problems often go undetected as they are not always accompanied by any clinical signs e.g. coughing, nasal discharge. The most common respiratory problem affecting adult horses is Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO) which was previously known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Other respiratory problems include Exercise-induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH), Secondary bacterial respiratory infections (e.g. Influenza) and Viral Respiratory infections, which are common in horses.
Niagara Equissage can help with a range of respiratory problems, the unique cycloid action is very beneficial as it can reduce spasms and help to clear mucus from the respiratory tract. Respiratory conditions often result in congestion of the airways as a result of excess mucus and inflammation. The cycloidal vibrations help to shift this mucus and reduce inflammation.
The Niagara Equissage massage therapy system works well to alleviate coughs and help breathing, particularly in bleeders as lung fluid and pressure may be reduced. The Niagara Equissage Hand Unit, which should be used in conjunction with the Niagara Equissage Pad, can be used to help treat general and specific respiratory problems e.g. thick-winded horses.
In general, the majority of breathing problems, including bleeders and thick winded horses will be treated by the Niagara Equissage Back Pad used on a daily bases in the saddle position for 20 minutes at speed 4. However, we recommend the use of the Hand Unit in conjunction with the Back Pad prior to strenuous exercise for optimum care and results.
- Team Fredericks Eventing
Over the past few years our results have been fantastic, with many top wins. This last season has included Olympic Team silver for Australia and winning the World Cup of Eventing for the second time, only 6 weeks after the Olympic Games in China! It’s vital that the horses remain healthy and happy if they are to perform at their best consistently. Two products have proven to be invaluable – AfterAce and Brandes Formula.
- “In the Dressage phase (of eventing), we have to show relaxation and Niagara Equissage really helps that aspect of competitiveness. Niagara Equissage creates a straighter horse, one that uses muscles from one side to the next more equally.”
- Kentucky Derby Winning Trainer & Olympic Show Jumping Silver Medalist
"The Niagara Equissage is great for warming up and relaxing horses before daily training. We use it for pre-race warm up and for post-race stiffness. We also find that it works great on fillies that tie up."