Which medicine is best for ligament repair?

Which medicine is best for ligament repair?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxyn will help with pain and swelling.

How do you treat a torn ligament in a horse?

Treatment of ligament injuries

  1. Box rest.
  2. Ice application or cold hosing two to three times daily and/or application of kaolin poultice.
  3. Bandaging to immobilise the limb.
  4. Anti-inflammatories such as Bute to aid in reduction of swelling and provide pain relief.

How long does it take for a ligament to heal in a horse?

Ligaments heal slowly. A mild strain may take six to eight weeks, but a tear can take eight to 12 months. High hind suspensory injuries can be especially frustrating because your horse’s anatomy makes it hard to follow healing there and harder to know when your horse is ready to return to work.

Can horses recover from a torn ligament?

In addition, tendons and ligaments have poor blood supplies. A severe tear will take longer to heal than a mild one, and a 20-year-old horse may heal more slowly than a 5-year-old. Typically ligaments heal a bit faster than tendons but you’re still looking at nine to 12 months for all but the mildest of these injuries.

Does vitamin C help heal ligaments?

Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid, is a key vitamin for ligament repair and collagen production. It is recommended to increase your intake of vitamin C immediately after an injury to help support the healing process as it directly assists in wound healing and tissue repair.

What foods help repair ligaments?

These nutrients have all been shown to support and repair ligaments, tendons, and discs.

  • Manganese – nuts, legumes, seeds, whole grains, leafy green veggies.
  • Omega-3 – as listed above, salmon, mackerel, etc.
  • Vitamin A – liver, carrots, sweet potato, kale, spinach, apricots, broccoli, winter squash.

How long does it take for ligaments to heal?

Within four to six weeks, a horse with only fluid buildup or edema of the inferior check ligament will be fine.

What is a Robert Jones bandage?

The Robert Jones bandage, named for the World War I doctor who developed it, was designed to aid soldiers wounded in battle. In horses, it is used to immobilize the most serious of lower-limb injuries–those that leave a leg dangling, collapsed or unable to bear weight.

Should I wrap my horses legs?

You need to wrap your horse’s legs to protect and cover an injured area; provide warmth to stiff/old tendons, ligaments, or fetlocks; control acute-injury swelling and movement; and to protect his legs while trailering hauling. Improperly applied wraps can do a lot of damage.

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