Equine tendon injuriesSeptember 11, 2013
Curar Animal Therapeutics used the event to launch its flagship product Sonivet for healing lameness in horses caused by tendon and ligament damage.
Managing Director, Dr Helen Floyd, stated that "We have been delighted with the reaction of vets and owners at Congress. Their enthusiasm and positive feedback gives us confidence that we can deliver better healing for animals”.
Sonivet delivers a specific low intensity ultrasound (LIPUS) signal to accelerate the healing of tendon and ligament injuries, enabling an earlier return to normal activity, while also reducing re-injury rates. LIPUS is non-invasive and has been proven to aid healing through being applied to the injury for 20 minutes. Sonivet is used each day for an average time period of between 21 and 35 days, depending on the severity of the injury.
“There are a number of ultrasound therapeutic devices on the market but these are a wholly different ultrasound signal to LIPUS and being to explain the differences face to face with vets was extremely valuable”
LIPUS shares a number of benefits with other ultrasound treatments: it is non-invasive and requires no sedation however it differs from therapeutic non-pulsed ultrasound in a number of ways.
Unlike therapeutic ultrasound which often uses a continuous waveform, the pulsing of the ultrasound signal (on for two milliseconds, off for eight) produces a direct effect on the cells involved in fracture and soft tissue repair.
The low intensity pulsed signal has a very lower power output compared to therapeutics ultrasound and generates no discernible heat. This means is can be safely used with injuries that have screws, wires, or other fixations. The animal feels no sensation during use and the low energy consumption means the application can be done with a small, light, battery powered device which is comfortable for the horse and practical for the vet.
The British Equine Veterinary Association Congress is widely regarded as the world’s best Equine Veterinary Congress, and is renowned for its world-class science and its large lively commercial exhibition.
We were very pleased that Veterinary Supplies magazine was amongst a number of specialist publications which ran stories about Sonivet and our launch to the equine veterinary market.
For more information or to arrange a demonstration of the Sonivet device call 0191 375 9083