Arthritis

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  • cynthiaolaya Original Poster
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    Hi!
    I have a question:
    A horse that trains in a treadmill will be more likely to have arthritis than another that trains in track surfaces?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    Possibility. Horses generally need a wider range of movement than afforded by a treadmill.

    It is never the horse's fault

    pflady
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    What about an underwater treadmill?

    Joe-Joe Joe-Joe
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    If available, just have the horse swim. I know of places that do offer that for horses being rehabbed, but do not understand the science (or any other science for that matter).

    It is never the horse's fault

    cynthiaolaya Original Poster
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    water treadmil used for treating injuries such as bowed tendons, pulled suspensory ligaments, bucked shins, and saucer fractures, quarter cracks or foot problems and generally for the rehabilitation of the animal after any injury or surgery. The lungs and heart of the animal receive maximum conditioning, which increases their capacity thus minimizing possibility of bleeding while performing. Bones become denser and more compact and the tendency of the perisoteum of the cannon bones becoming inflamed is greatly reduced and can be virtually eliminated with the aid of a treadmill.

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