Treating Pregnant Mares with PEMF Therapy
TREATING PREGNANT MARES WITH PEMF THERAPY
Is it safe for practitioners to be treating pregnant mares with PEMF Therapy? That’s the question that was posed to Pat Ziemer, CEO of Magna Wave, recently during one of his weekly Office Hours. In its entirety, the question was, “I have a pregnant mare that is still competing. Is it safe to use Magna Wave on her lower legs? Which is safer, injections or Magna Wave?”
IS IT SAFE TO TREAT PREGNANT MARES WITH PEMF THERAPY?
Most any veterinarian contraindicates a lot of things when it comes to pregnancy in mares. Anything you do with a pregnant mare should be cleared with the veterinarian beforehand.
The fact that this mare is still competing seems to indicate that she must be very early on in her pregnancy. With that in consideration, if you’re treating the knees, ankles and the upper part of the hip on the back or the shoulders, there shouldn’t be anything in the signal that is going to damage the fetus. The only risk of any sort is in tissue movement.
MAGNA WAVE PEMF THERAPY OR INJECTIONS, WHICH IS SAFEST?
There’s still the question at hand, which is safer, Magna Wave PEMF therapy or injections? Now, if you think about it for a moment, when you inject something you’re putting something into the body of the pregnant mare. Most likely a chemical compound, which is riskier to the pregnancy. Magna Wave PEMF therapy, on the other hand, is not invasive.
SO, WHAT’S THE CONCERN WITH TREATING PREGNANT MARES WITH PEMF THERAPY?
The primary concern with using Magna Wave PEMF Therapy on a pregnant mare is that you don’t want to move the foal or fetus when it shouldn’t be. There is an oscillation of tissue when Magnawaving and we don’t want to disturb the foal.
That said, there have been instances in the past where a client has been faced with the health of the mare, for example, let’s say she’s going to founder if she doesn’t receive treatment. In those instances, even a veterinarian has said it’s okay to treat a pregnant mare with PEMF Therapy. In times like those you’re faced with, “Do you risk losing the mare and the foal?” Of course not. It really comes down to common sense, and as always, we recommend that you consult with your veterinarian about each specific case.