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Equine Ultrasound General Treatment Protocols

low frequency equine ultrasound therapy

Always clean the area to treat before each ultrasound treatment session.

Spread some gel specific for ultrasound use on the transducer surface and on the area to treat; repeat the procedure during treatment in order to help ultrasound penetration and the hand probe smooth sliding on the area to treat.

Treatment is to be performed by massaging the areas to treat with the transducer in direct contact with the horse hair. Slide the transducer while applying some pressure on it, using both circular and linear movements. Always move the transducer, never keep the transducer still on one spot.

As a general rule, treatments of muscle conditions should be performed on alternate days; treatments of joint conditions should be performed either on alternate days or once every three days (depending on the type and severity of the pathology to treat); treatments of calcifications should be performed for the first week once every other day, for the second week once every three days and for the subsequent weeks once every five days.

It is important to wait between one treatment and the other to allow time for the horse body to perform its own repair processes, which have been stimulated by the ultrasound treatment.

Please keep in mind that in 20 minutes you will be able to properly treat a surface area equal to a letter size piece of paper (8.5” x 11”). Therefore for larger areas you need to adjust treatment time accordingly.

Flat transducers were conceived to treat flat areas, while concave transducers were conceived to treat smaller rounded areas, since the concave shape allows better coupling on rounded surfaces. In any case you should always try to have the best possible adhesion between the transducer and the area to treat, since air does not allow ultrasound propagation: this is the reason why you need to make sure there is always gel between the transducer and horse hair.

Continuous emission transducers were conceived to treat pathologies where the use of heat is particularly indicated, while pulsed emission transducers were conceived to treat conditions where heat is undesirable, but could still benefit from ultrasound non-thermal acoustic mechanical effects.

The slower you move the hand probe, the deeper the ultrasound effects.
The faster you move the hand probe, the more superficial the ultrasound effects.
More pressure on the hand probe equals to deeper ultrasound effects.
Less pressure on the hand probe equals to more superficial ultrasound effects.

Make sure that the patient does not suffer from any of the conditions listed in “Contraindications”.


eq pro therapy app smartphone - controls - smPlease note you can download and install the EQ Pro Therapy mobile app on your smartphone also NOT owning an EQ Pro unit.

Install on your smartphone the dedicated IOS and Android EQ Pro Therapy mobile Apps to check out treatable conditions, access therapeutic guidelines with videos and much more.

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