A unique rehab centre has opened at the Sharjah Racing and Equestrian Club, UAE. The centre, run by Greg Neil, has an ECB spa, ECB water treadmill, water walker and various treatment facilities. Catering for all disciplines of equestrianism, the centre can also take horses on a rehab livery basis.
Cutting Horse Central / Author: Alex Taft
When you hear the word “spa,” massages and facials may come to mind, but M/M Equine Spa & Rehab Center’s services will make you rethink the idea that a spa just provides a day of relaxation.
Cutting horses and other performance horses are often asked to give 100 percent in the show pen for extended periods of time, especially during some of those marathon Triple Crown events. And often, those athletes need more than just a couple days of rest to bounce back for the next show, particularly if a horse has a new or existing injury.
Matt Miller, and his wife, Megan, had seen the power of rehabilitation therapy on their own horses first hand and thought the addition of a rehab center at their training facility (M/M Cutting Horses) in Poolville, Texas, would be invaluable.
Their goal was to not only be able to service and rehab their own client’s horses, but also equine athletes from other programs, as well. The spa offers a variety of treatments that will ensure your horses are feeling strong and performing at their best.
One of their most popular services is the ECB Cold Saltwater Spa. The Cold Salt Hydrotherapy is used to treat and prevent a variety of injuries by moving 35°F aerated saltwater around those problem or high-risk areas of the lower leg. The cold temperature helps to increase blood circulation and decrease inflammation, while the salt concentration causes ligaments and tendons to tighten.
“On some of the horses that we get in for rehab for lower leg injuries, the healing effects of the Cold Saltwater Spa can be seen after only one treatment,” said M/M Equine Spa & Rehab Center Manager, Jocelyn Marzella. “I have had horses with suspensory injuries struggle to walk into the spa, and then walk out nearly sound from the instant relief in inflammation. With repeated spa treatments, healing time is noticeably shorter.”
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The Equine Spa will be located at The Oaks in San Juan Capistrano, CA for the next 3 weeks.
Text or call Jett Martin at (949) 413-3581 to set up your appointment. Stop by and say hi... they are located behind the shoeing racks under the big white tent.
ECB has installed a new cold saltwater spa at Triple Crown Equestrian in California... call for an appointment!
See pages 8-9 in this issue of The Modern Equine Vet for the benefits of hoof chilling in treatment of Sepsis-Induced Laminitis. The ECB Spa maintains a constant temperature of 2 degrees C / 34 degrees F and is an ideal method!
ECB have installed another water treadmill, this time in Lisbon, Portugal. The HTS facility already has an ECB spa.
Check out the current issue of Modern Equine Vet for ECB Spa client Dr. Steve Adair's recommendations on rehabbing horses. Dr. Adair runs the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. CLICK HERE for the article.
“The ECB Equine Spa is an integral part of our management of equine distal limb swelling resulting from wounds, tendonitis and lymphedema. It significantly reduces overall hospitalization time in these cases.”
— Dr. Steve Adair, III, MS, DVM, DACVS - Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Paul Basquin of Haras du Saubouas on adding high-quality equipment, like the spa:
"We work with a lot of trainers from the South-West and different veterinary clinics. We regularly receive horses at rest and also horses who need care. The spa is, to me, the most efficient thalassotherapy machine. It allows the treatment of tendon injuries and bone damages with excellent results and upgraded recovery time. It also ensures to ease the limbs and joints after a big effort or a trauma. It is very efficient in the case of a laminitis. It is full of very cold saline water (2 degrees), with oxygen coming through the ground and spread on the limbs at a high pressure. This water can cover all the joints, fetlocks, knees and hocks."
This little one was brought to Danven Arabians Equine Hydrotherapy Spa just over 2 weeks ago unable to walk. After cleaning his wound he is running around again!
Tyler Cerin's Equine Body Works has just installed a brand new ECB Equine Spa at the Santa Anita Race Track. For more about Tyler's background and the services he offers, CLICK HERE
As you will discover from the article, Tyler puts the well-being of the horses he works with as a top priority... and in that regard he tested out the Spa for himself before putting any of his patients in! Most clients only dip in a toe, but Tyler wanted to get the full effect...
In addition to the Equine Spa, ECB has installed their very first Aqua Treadmill in the USA at the new state-of-the-art Trifecta Equine Athletic Center in southern California!
Trifecta is the only full-service, veterinarian supervised, equine sports medicine, rehabilitation & conditioning center of its kind. It is ideally located just steps away from the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center & San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, and in close proximity to Santa Anita Racetrack, Los Alamitos Racetrack, Galway Downs, and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club & Racetrack. A place where innovative treatments are proven to enhance recovery from injuries, support post-operative care, as well as strengthen the cross-training methods of the equine athlete.
For more information, visit their website at the following link: Trifecta Equine
Our hearts go out to our client Ron Malone as he battles this terrible disease. We have been working with Ron and his staff at Circle Oak since 2010... he truly has built one of the finest equine rehab facilities on the west coast and one of the nicest people you will meet... this is a wonderful article about Ron and his passion for horses: CLICK HERE
Camden Equine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Center in Camden, SC is now offering a mobile equine spa for Cold Salt Water Hydrotherapy injury rehabilitation, Post-surgical care and accelerated conditioning services. Give them a call at 636-634-5210 for more information or to set up an appointment!
A group of students from Brackenhurst Equine Centre visit Flawborough Equine. They spent the morning learning about the different rehabilitation therapies available at Flawborough, and that prevention is better than cure.
Here they are watching Emma demonstrate the ECB hydrotherapy spa with one of their regular endurance horses.
EquiZone Hydrotherapy - now with two locations on both ends of the Churchill Downs barn area... call Palmer Pedigo (502) 376-4189 for more information or to book a time slot!
This horse was injured in the pasture but exactly how was unknown to the owner. She was with other mares and no evidence of damage to any fences. But after a month of spa and doctoring she made remarkable progress toward recovery. Starting far left was the day she arrived, then 1 week, 2 weeks & 3 weeks of having a spa treatment every other day at Finish Line Farms.
Hassinger Equine Rehabilitation and Conditioning Center is a one-of-a-kind sports therapy and rehabilitation center located within a cutting-edge equine sports medicine and imaging hospital located in the "horse friendly" Sandhills of North Carolina. The performance center provides an integrative, team approach to rehabilitate injuries and achieve peak performance from each individual athlete. The center is equipped with the most modern, cutting-edge therapy and fitness equipment. Our "all-inclusive" horse care is administered by a staff of experienced industry professionals who are leaders in their respective fields. From our veterinary staff to our experienced riders, Hassinger Equine is "THE CHOICE" of industry professionals.
CLICK HERE to visit their website.
- By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA, THE HORSE
~Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early~
It’s a painful condition that veterinarians, farriers, and horse owners have been racking their brains about for decades. Laminitis—the separation or failure of laminae, which connect the hoof wall to the coffin bone within—can cause permanent structural changes in a horse’s foot, leading to repeated bouts of disease and lasting lameness. In severe cases the pedal (coffin) bone in the hoof rotates downward, potentially even puncturing the sole and prompting the decision to euthanize. But get this: Watchful handlers can actually detect signs of laminitis in its early stages and intervene before the condition becomes debilitating.
ECB is pleased to announce that a Spa is now available in Beryl, UT! We welcome J&S Equine Performance and Rehabilitation to our growing family of clients... visit their page J&S Equine for more information or to schedule an appointment.