Can a horse diagnosed with Ringbone use EQU StreamZ Advanced Magnetic bands?
Ringbone is a form of osteoarthritis found in horses which specifically relates to an arthritic change in their coffin/pastern joints. This painful condition will require treatment.
There is currently no scientifically proven method to avoid the development of ringbone and as such horse owners around the world use a variety of methods to support their horse if they are diagnosed with this condition.
The majority of owners will look to reduce the horses pain levels using painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications with a growing number now looking at more natural methods including herbs, homeopathy and a variety of complementary tack products.
Why using StreamZ unique magnetism is possible?
Traditional magnetic devices create a pulsating effect around the horses leg and this pulse leads to an increase in heat, as shown in thermal imaging studies. When treating ringbone and the associated inflammation from the condition it is important that the area does not become too hot. For this reason, traditional magnetic devices should not be used alongside a horse diagnosed with ringbone.
EQU StreamZ unique approach to the magnetic therapy market, 360º Advanced Magnetism, creates no heat and as such is suitable to be used alongside a horse or pony previously diagnosed with ringbone.
Study group of 25 horses with Ringbone
This study was developed internally to help provide efficacy evidence to support whether EQU StreamZ advanced magnetic bands can be used alongside a horse who has been diagnosed with ringbone.
Twenty-five (25) horses previously diagnosed with ringbone were sourced using social media and evaluated by their owners for 30 days. StreamZ had no previous relationship with the owners and the horses had not been using StreamZ technology prior to the trial.
Initially a survey was sent to each owner and once the horse qualified a set of bands was sent to them. They were then required to keep them on for 30 days and to report back via another survey with what impact the technology had after those 30 days.
Many of these horses had been administered various treatments and medications prior to the study and were interested to establish what impact EQU StreamZ magnetic bands would have on their horses ringbone and recovery process.
Study findings after 30-days of use
After 30 days of use owners completed a 'final survey' by answering a series of questions relating to their horses Ringbone. These anecdotal survey results provide a level of efficacy when suggested EQU StreamZ bands can be used alongside a horse diagnosed with ringbone and is the view of each owner within the study group.
This study makes no medical claims and is purely anecdotal evidence form other users of the technology. No professionally prescribed medications or treatments should be replaced.
Question 1) Please confirm your horse has worn the EQU StreamZ bands for a minimum of 8 hours per day and consistently through the period of the trial?
This indicated that the study was consistent and that no horses in the trial were left without the product for longer than the recommended period of time. Although two horses can in theory share a set of bands we recommend that every horse uses StreamZ technology for at least 8 hours per day and specifically when sleeping. (in 'recovery mode’)
Question 2) As a result of using EQU StreamZ horse bands have you noticed a reduction in the ringbone symptoms?
Question 3) If a reduction in ringbone symptoms did occur, at what stage in the trial period did you notice the effect?
In many cases owners look for the quickest form of treatment to help their horse and although painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications provide in most cases an immediate response many owners are keen to look at more natural and long-term solutions.
This study showed that 68% of horses within the study experienced a reduction in ringbone symptoms within the first week of use.
Question 4) Do you feel the EQU StreamZ bands have helped increase your horses mobility?
Question 5) Do you feel the EQU StreamZ bands have helped with your horses energy levels?
Question 6) Do you feel the EQU StreamZ bands have helped with your horses general wellbeing and overall demeanour?
Question 7) Would you recommend EQU StreamZ bands to other horse owners as a complementary method to reduce the symptoms associated with ringbone?
Easy-to-use and suitable for turnout, EQU StreamZ advanced magnetic horse bands have shown to be a valuable tool when used alongside a horse with ringbone. (92% of this study group agree!!)