NeoVet Shock Wave Therapy Used to Accelerate Healing in 3 YO Bay Thoroughbred Stallion
This horse was in training as a two-year-old in southern California. After working 3/8 of a mile for the second time he returned moderately shin sore bilaterally. At the same time of the work, a blunt trauma injury to the right hind was found and diagnosed as a sequestrum of MTlll. Surgery to remove the sequestrum was performed and he was turned out for 3-4 months.
He returned to the track and was working well until his second 1/2-mile work. After the work, he returned to the barn lame on the left fore. Radiographs showed a saucer fracture of dorso distal MClll (slightly lateral). The horse was sent to a rehab facility in my practice after a three-week period of “let down” at the track.
Dr. Mark Christin, DVM
Exam-Painful to palpate over both shins LF>RF. 3/5 off LF
- 15cc OsPhos IM (three sites)
- Focal shock wave (NeoVet)- 1,000 impulses per shin
Radiographs-Fracture still evident with significant dorsal and medullary cortical remodeling.
Second shock wave treatment
Radiographs-Excellent bony remodeling
Third shock wave treatment
Fourth shock wave treatment
Final radiographs-Fracture is no longer visible nor is dorsal cortical or medullary thickening present.
Final shock wave of the left shin only.