1. For changing leads, does the machine need to be completely off or can just the pulse part be off?
a. Yes, you can change leads after pressing the red button and the pulse is turned off.
b. To mitigate any chance of a problems the power should be completely shut off, prior to removing/changing the leads.
2. When treating a specific area can you stay there for the full time or should you move it around?
a. Good question. Depends upon how large of an area. Hindquarters and Backs are large areas that need more treatment time for proper coverage. The horses generally like the stroking of the loop over these areas, so move it around.
b. For Hocks, Fetlocks, Hoofs, etc you can leave the loop in place for the full 10 minutes of treatment. at 5 minutes the loops should be rotated 90 degrees so the magnetic field penetrates the body part from a different angle. This is a bit more challenging for Stifles. If I am treating the horse's Stifle, I will manually apply loop. I will choose a loop that is dependent upon the size of the horse’s stifle. A smaller stifle can be surrounded by a joint loop.
3. When moving it around, how long should you remain in one spot?
a. For a complete treatment in that one spot 6-
b. If the Vet knows what specifically area requires treatment, and that area can be covered by the loop ,then 10 minutes on that are is adequate.
4. How often should the therapy be done? Can you treat a spot to much?
a. Treatments can be administered two or three times daily, with 4-
b. Treating a spot too much: If there is extensive damage to tissues then it is
possible that a highly aggressive contraction could cause further trauma and hemorrhage,
if treated more than 5-
5. How long should you treat an area for? Should this vary depending on times treated?
a. Since there is no evidence of negative side effects for extended use of PEMF, the treatment limits would be based upon results. A human will tell you that they feel better and that a problem area feels good and no further treatment is required. Obviously, a horse cannot communicate this. Thus, it a decision needs to be made by a qualified person...owner, vet, trainer.
b. Many people and horses a continue treatment after an injury has been resolved, as a matter of maintenance. This is more so with athletes, whether it is a human or horse.
6. How high should the intensity level be? As long as it is tolerable is it ok? Can it be set too low that it isn’t helping?
a. The threshold of discomfort is the typical measure of intensity level. The stronger the intensity the deeper the penetration.
b. The treatment provider will generally find that as the state of the injury improves, there is less discomfort to a more intense (deeper penetrating) treatment.
c. Even low setting will provide a benefit. However, if the injury is deep within
the muscle tissue of within a joint, the more treatment cycles will be required.
We have no studies of evidence as to the trade-
7. If a horse is sedated should anything about our treatment change?
a. The PEMF will cause the drug to be metabolized much more quickly. Experiment with a lower dose of sedative and once you start an EquiPulse treatment, watch to see if the lower dose provides adequate sedation.
8. Can I cause any damage using the EquiPulse?
a. Absolutely! Keep it away from water!
b. Like most athletes and active people, who feel amazing after a treatment, care should be taken not to push the limits to quickly. Take time before attempting to run a horse hard or compete too soon, etc.
c. If a horse becomes startled or bolts there is a high potential for damage to persons, property and the horse. Application of the loops and intensity settings are very important.
9. Should you take time off after using the EquiPulse? Or can you continue to take part in high stress activities?
a. See #8 for those being treated for injuries
b. For those who are injury free, human or horse.... our technology s great for
c. Antony Galvan was treated with the Delta Pulse before the 2009 Manhattan Beach
Grand Prix. Antony decides to forego a traditional pre-
Lava Man was purchased in a Claimer Race for $50,000. Lava Man was then treated
with the EquiPulse, because of an abscess in his left front foot, which then healed
in 4 days with the use of this device. From then on Lava Man routinely received EquiPulse
treatments on his entire body. He came back from his foot injury in 2006 and blossomed
into a superstar. Lava Man has won 7 Grade 1 races ranking him as the all-
Oliver Costello with Well Armed after winning the $500,000 Goodwood. "I have worked
on many other quality horses for over two years. The decision was made to utilize
the EquiPulse because of a multitude of problems occurring with horses becoming sore
in there hind quarters. With no definitive cure or diagnosis of what or why the soreness
was occurring, it became imperative that a remedy was needed. After just a few sessions
with the EquiPulse it became very obvious that this technology would be of great
benefit. PEMF therapy has grown rapidly grew throughout the Equine industry, with
the discovery of the many other benefits from this therapy. I have also seen great
results with other soft tissue injuries. Not only can the EquiPulse speed up recovery
of a torn or injured tendon or suspensory, PEMF technology therapy can also be used
as preventative therapy. I find using the EquiPulse 2-
CMJ Martinelli DVM, PhD Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
California Equine Orthopedics -
Our practice focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal issues in performance
horses. Therapy with a Pulsed Electro-