PINEHURST, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Assisi Animal Health is inventor of the Assisi Loop®, a non-pharmaceutical and anti-inflammatory device (NPAID®). As a PEMF treatment for equine animals, the Loop can speed up the healing process and reduce swelling.
Recently, there have been two reports of horses testing positive for eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. One horse came from Dallas County and the other from Mississippi.
Mosquito-borne viruses, such as EEE and the West Nile virus, or WNV, are prevalent at this time of year. It is important for equine owners to protect themselves and their horses by getting the proper vaccinations as soon as possible.
Equine owners should be aware of EEE symptoms and immediately report suspected cases to the relevant authorities in their areas. Signs to look out for include:
- Moderate to high fever;
- lack of appetite;
- gait abnormalities;
- tongue weakness;
- facial paralysis;
- difficulty swallowing;
- and lethargy.
EEE attacks swiftly, killing 80 percent of infected horses within two or three days of disease onset – even with intensive care. Survivors frequently suffer long-lasting neurological issues and impairments.
Mosquitos also transmit the West Nile virus to horses. WNV has a mortality rate of 40 percent. Owners should be on the lookout for these symptoms:
- Mild depression;
- muscle and skin twitching;
- hypersensitivity to sound and touch;
- mental changes, such as appearing “not with it” or daydreaming;
- occasional drowsiness;
- propulsive walking, or moving forward uncontrollably;
- and asymmetrical weakness or other signs of spinal abnormalities.
To prevent EEE and WNV, horse owners should contact their veterinarians to ensure their horses are on a current vaccination schedule.
Assisi Animal Health’s clinical solutions complete the Circle of Care — the collaboration of veterinarians and owners in animal health and healing. Our company helps veterinary professionals and owners improve the quality of life for companion animals using the Assisi Loop, the non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical healing device that is based on the same FDA-cleared technology used on humans. The device uses low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to reduce pain and swelling, and to enhance recovery.
The Assisi Loop. Proven Science. Positive Results.®
For more information, visit our website: www.assisianimalhealth.com.
Media Contact: Kaysie Dannemiller, Assisi Animal Health, 1-866-830-7342, email@example.com
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