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Termografisk undersökning med samtidig analys av rektaltemperatur, hjärtfrekvens, psykiska reaktioner och specifika blodparametrar av häst som behandlats med vibrationsboxen Vitafloor :

Authors
Publisher
SLU/Dept. of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery
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Keywords
  • Termografi
  • Häst
  • Vibrationsbehandling
  • Vitafloor
  • Vibration
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

A number of studies in human medicine has documented positive effects of whole body vibration treatment in humans. The Vitafloor system, witch is based on treatment of horses with vibration, has the purpose to be used in training of healthy horses and as rehabilitation for horses with injuries in their musculosceletal system. The purpose of this study was to analyse what happens with a clinically healthy horse during treatment with Vitafloor. The methods used is mainly thermography before and after treatment, but also blood samples, measurement of rectal temperature, heart rate, clinical examination and observation of psychic reactions has been done. Statistic significant changes in skin temperature in hoofs and fetlocks of front legs has been observed after treatment with Vitafloor. Analyzing of the blood samples showed a tendency for decrease in Kalium, and two of the horses had changes in CK. No negative effect has been observed with the treatment of horses with Vitafloor, and the horses seems to like the treatment.

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