How often do we hear someone make this or a similar statement? Prevention and common sense take a back seat to the age old pre-programmed response of "that's how we've always done it. We'll fix it when it breaks." Or the response is driven by money, or perhaps it is simply not even knowing that you can practice prevention.
A horse, dog or cat doesn't have to be injured to be treated.
I would argue that preventing injuries actually saves money and I'll back that up with an example.
A good friend of mine owns an animal hospital. She told me the trend over the last few years is that visits from her long term clients for wellness exams is declining. Instead, they are bringing in their animals when they have something REALLY wrong. Of course they are spending more money to treat an advanced problem than they would have if they would have stayed on schedule with their wellness exams. And you probably saw this coming - the wellness program most likely would have revealed that their was an issue brewing and that they would be able to prevent it had it been diagnosed early enough.
Same goes for a horse. I've had trainers tell me that their horse isn't injured when I tell them about Cytowave. Many times their minds are already made up because that's just how they've handled things for the last thirty years. If it breaks, try and fix it. Well, I'm here to tell you you don't have to put a horse through that and by doing daily or weekly treatments, you can take care of those nagging aches and pains, and eliminate the inflammation and heat that many times lead to micro fractures and microtears...and if left untreated, now you've got a bigger problem. A horse that needs to be rested and treated.
Do the smart thing and work with your veterinarian to establish a wellness program for your horse. You'll be glad you did.
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