Paravertebral O2-O3 Treatment in Mechanical Lumbar Pain in Riding Horses
A. Vigliani, E. Boniperti, E. Scudo

Summary

“Back pain” is common in horses, especially thoroughbreds and riding horses. Many soft tissue injuries and bone disorders are correlated with “back pain”. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination possibly confirmed by x-ray and scintigraphy when available. Currently the most common treatments are local injection of steroids or systemic administration of steroids or NSAIDs. We studied 30 riding horses treated by local infiltration of O2-O3 administered in two sessions ten days apart. Despite our small cohort, the successful results show that O2-O3 therapy can be considered a valid alternative to current drug management protocols.

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