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Cold Water Spa Therapy for Horses Now Available




World-renowned cold salt hydrotherapy is about to make its mark in the US as
a result of a British company called ECB Equine Ltd. While the treatment of
injured horses in 35°F salt water has been around for at least a decade in
Europe, Australia and the Middle East, the U.S. has just climbed on board
with its first unit in Texas and an ECB Equine Spa distribution center in
New Jersey.
The ECB Spa assists in the treatment of a wide range of injuries and
conditions, including tendonitis, arthritis, sore shins, open wounds,
infections, and general skin conditions.
According to the company, the cold salt water, which is maintained at 35°F,
deters the progressive deterioration of injuries by reducing swelling.
Surface bone density is also improved, helping to eliminate stress-related
bone injuries.  Most people have also begun using the Spa for preventative
treatment. For example, racehorse owners, trainers and eventers have had
tremendous success preventing injuries by using the spa to treat horses
before and after performances.
The salt solution has a natural healing effect on wounds as it acts as a
poultice. Water aeration not only has a massaging effect on the leg, it
speeds healing by increasing the dissolved oxygen content in the water.
Water hygiene levels are easily maintained by a combination of fine
filtration, chlorination, cold water and salt.  Thousands of successive
treatments can be performed with the same solution without transferring
microbiological infections, said the company's representative.
Rehabilitation facilities have been able to substantially increase revenue
by charging owners about $50 for each treatment.  They have also been able
to increase their number of stables by boarding horses needing extended
stays.

US contact:

Allen Gutowski
ECB Equine Ltd
9 Fieldstone Trail
Sparta, NJ 07871
Tel: 973-770- SPAS (7727)
E-mail: mailto:allen@equinespa.com
Web site: http://www.equinespa.com

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