Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by Frase » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies can dramatically improve your
animals health and comfort, while saving on vet's bills!

The following article appeared in the London Daily Telegraph 29th January
1999

Magnetic footwear helps lame horse return to ring
By Sean O'Neill

A 25-YEAR-OLD mare which had arthritis for a decade is winning showjumping
competitions again thanks to the healing powers of a pair of magnetic boots.

April had walked with a limp since breaking her cannon-bone in a fall that
ended a promising career in 1988. Vets recommended that she should be put
down last summer but her owner, Gail Rawlings, was persuaded to try the
Bioflow Boots. The boots contain powerful magnets which generate an
electro-magnetic field that appears to speed up healing.

Within days of having them fitted April was walking. After a fortnight she
was running around the paddock and soon afterwards was clearing fences. "It
is like a 70-year-old woman with a broken hip who could not walk suddenly
making a full recovery," said Mrs Rawlings, 33. "I don't believe in miracles
or magic healing powers, but how else can you explain this? I really never
thought they were going to work but I had no other options. They have taken
20 years off her."

April, ridden by Emily Baldwin, 14, has now qualified for the finals of the
National Veteran of the Year competition. Emily and April have entered eight
competitions in the West Country and finished in the top six each time. "She
is a very brave horse, has a good temperament and was keen to get back
jumping because she loves it. She is so agile for a horse of her age," said
Emily.

Mrs Rawlings, of Whitchurch, Bristol, said of April's fall: "She went at the
jump too hard, zoomed over the top and we both crashed down the other side.
The vet's bill to fix the leg would have been around 2,300 which was a lot
of money. I was told the only other choice was to put her in a stable and
leave her."

April developed arthritis and her health deteriorated further when she
became in foal. Vets recommended that the foal be born by caesarean section
and that April should be put down. In desperation Mrs Rawlings agreed to try
the 65 boots. Shaped like conventional horse boots, they are wrapped around
the bottom of the front legs. Paul Robinson, marketing manager of Ecoflow,
which makes the boots, said: "We do not know for certain what happens but
the results are quite often astonishing. The basic effect seems to be that
passing the *** through a magnetic field conditions the *** in some way
that makes it work more efficiently. That seems to accelerate or improve the
body's natural means of curing itself."

I am an independent distributor for these products (Dist No 14271). Please

looking for distributors in the UK and around the world. This is an
excellent product, and a marvellous business opportunity!

Valerie Diggory

 
 
 

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by Petra Ruttige » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00

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Fraser wrote

bla-bla snipped :

Quote:
> I am an independent distributor for these products (Dist No 14271). Please

> looking for distributors in the UK and around the world. This is an
> excellent product, and a marvellous business opportunity

This is multi-level marketing - and it is spam.

Kindly take yourself elsewhere.

Petra

 
 
 

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by Donna Patt » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies can dramatically improve your
>animals health and comfort, while saving on vet's bills!

>The following article appeared in the London Daily Telegraph 29th January
>1999

>Magnetic footwear helps lame horse return to ring
>By Sean O'Neill

>A 25-YEAR-OLD mare which had arthritis for a decade is winning showjumping
>competitions again thanks to the healing powers of a pair of magnetic boots.

[reports of great and wondrous miracles mercifully deleted]

Quote:

>I am an independent distributor for these products (Dist No 14271). Please

>looking for distributors in the UK and around the world. This is an
>excellent product, and a marvellous business opportunity!

>Valerie Diggory

And these wonders only cost how much?

 
 
 

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by Jane H. Kilbe » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


(snipped parts)

Quote:
>Magnetic Therapy Boots
>The following article appeared in the London Daily Telegraph 29th January
>1999
>By Sean O'Neill
>The basic effect seems to be that
>passing the *** through a magnetic field conditions the *** in some way
>that makes it work more efficiently. That seems to accelerate or improve the
>body's natural means of curing itself."

EQUUS April 1999

"A recent study conducted at Colorado State University under the
supervision of David Ramey, DVM, measured *** volume in the lower
forelegs of 6 health horses before and after the application of magnetic
wraps sold for therapeutic use in horses. . . .

"We found no signigicant difference in *** volume . . . " said Ramey. .
. In short, the magnets did not increase circulation at all. The results
of this study agree with several others done in other species."

Quote:
>I am an independent distributor

Phineas lives!

down the spotted trails. . .
jane h. kilberg and her gang of spots (GOS)
member: ApHC, Montgomery County *** Horse Committee
editor/publisher: Appaloosa Network

 
 
 

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Post by Frase » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

The following was part of a broadcast on the BBC Watchdog Programme

"MAGNETIC THERAPY Watchdog Healthcheck 29.03.99 "

Research that was carried out at Yale University in America, and published
in the Journal of Rheumatology, concludes that one form of magnetic therapy
had significant results on painful osteoarthritis of the knee and upper
spine. At Baylor College at Houston in Texas, they found that using magnets
had 'prompt and significant relief of pain in polio patients'.

Valerie Diggory

 
 
 

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by Petra Ruttige » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00


More drivel deleted.

Dear - which part of "Go take your spam elsewhere " don't you understand ?

For your information - I've reported you to the abuse-section of your
service provider
for spamming !

Petra

 
 
 

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Post by Gail » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I think I saw part of this programme and if I remember correctly the therapy
which claimed to work used magnetics which were connect to alternating current
supply.
I can understand how this might work since using an AC supply would cause the
electormagnetic wave to propagate into the muscles and might simulates some
reaction there. However, I cannot think how magnetics not connect in some way
to an AC supply (eg the mains electricity) can work since they won't proagate
any energy to do anything ! I may well have missed something here but I remain
to be convinced that these wonderful effects are more than a new hi tech
marketing exercise.
Quote:

> The following was part of a broadcast on the BBC Watchdog Programme

> "MAGNETIC THERAPY Watchdog Healthcheck 29.03.99 "

> Research that was carried out at Yale University in America, and published
> in the Journal of Rheumatology, concludes that one form of magnetic therapy
> had significant results on painful osteoarthritis of the knee and upper
> spine. At Baylor College at Houston in Texas, they found that using magnets
> had 'prompt and significant relief of pain in polio patients'.

> Valerie Diggory

 
 
 

Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies

Post by mwildfir » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Magnetic therapy does work in some types of bone and muscular ailments.
They use it on humans with polio and some forms of arthritis.  They are used
in conjunction with a copper band.  Many people where copper bands made by
company's such as Sabona to relieve joint pain.
He may be tooting his horn about being a distributor, but don't turn away
the possibility of using it to heal a joint dysfunction in a horse.

JMO

See Ya

 
 
 

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Post by Jane H. Kilbe » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I think I saw part of this programme and if I remember correctly the therapy
>which claimed to work used magnetics which were connect to alternating current
>supply.
>I can understand how this might work since using an AC supply would cause the
>electormagnetic wave to propagate into the muscles and might simulates some
>reaction there. However, I cannot think how magnetics not connect in some way
>to an AC supply (eg the mains electricity) can work since they won't proagate
>any energy to do anything ! I may well have missed something here but I remain
>to be convinced that these wonderful effects are more than a new hi tech
>marketing exercise.

Yes, and this is a big difference. These magnetic blankets, boots, wraps
or what have you touted as effective by using the research of this form
are basically cons. Refrigerator magnets don't do anything. I've even seen
one set up whereby there is an electric cord supplied that you plug in,
but the magnets were all wrong and the current supplied didn't connect to
anything to produce the fluctuating wave.

Best solution is to consult your vet about treatment of your horse who has
a joint problem instead of relying on these advertising gimmicks.

down the spotted trails. . .
jane h. kilberg and her gang of spots (GOS)
member: ApHC, Montgomery County *** Horse Committee
editor/publisher: Appaloosa Network

 
 
 

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Post by Ron Mill » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00


<snip>

Quote:
>Yes, and this is a big difference. These magnetic blankets, boots, wraps
>or what have you touted as effective by using the research of this form
>are basically cons. Refrigerator magnets don't do anything. I've even seen
>one set up whereby there is an electric cord supplied that you plug in,
>but the magnets were all wrong and the current supplied didn't connect to
>anything to produce the fluctuating wave.

>Best solution is to consult your vet about treatment of your horse who has
>a joint problem instead of relying on these advertising gimmicks.

Years ago, I repaired high power search radars for the Army.
These radars employed intensely powerful magnets as part of
their transmitters.  So powerful, in fact, I had to use
tools made of beryllium (light as air, atomic number 4)
because steel tools would fly from your grasp and
permanently attach themselves to these magnets.  I also
destroyed several self-winding watches (boy, am I old)
because I forgot to take them off.

The Army had performed research on the possible effects of
strong magnetic fields on the human body.  I remember
reading these reports but can't remember who the researchers
were.  What I remember most is that the researchers used
themselves as guinea pigs.  They would take motor skill and
intelligence tests before and after repeated exposure to
more and more powerful magnetic fields.  The field strengths
they subjected themselves to were on the same order as the
magnets that I worked with.  Nothing happened.  They even
concentrated (static, not time varying) magnetic fields in
their brains, and still no measureable effects on memory or
motor skills.

So, remembering this, I can't see how wrapping the
equivalent of refrigerator magnets around one's legs would
amount to anything.  It sounds like more snake oil to me.

BTW, I thought those researchers were nuts.

Ron uh... uh... Mueller ... no wait ... uh ... Miller!

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Kambi » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

There is evidence that electromagnetic therapy works on humans, and it is a
regular component of the treatment regimes for many human ailments.  Of course,
these units have big price tags and FDA approval.  While neither is a symbol of
infallibility, it is some assurance that at least one disinterested somebody has
taken some kind of look and concluded that some benefit can be obtained.

I know of no vet school (or other controlled) study where the most commonly used
devices have been evaluated.  Until then, claims made about their value and
utility fall into the category of "testimonial."

Peer reviewed articles in professional journals are one source of information.
"Fluff" articles in general circulation publications are quite another.  I don't
think it takes a "rocket scientist" to figure out which should be considered
with the larger grain of salt.

Bill Kambic, Bright Star Farm, Kingston, TN
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1816

 
 
 

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Post by Terry von Gea » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies can dramatically improve your
>animals health and comfort, while saving on vet's bills!
>The following article appeared in the London Daily Telegraph 29th January
>1999
>Magnetic footwear helps lame horse return to ring
>By Sean O'Neill

...miracle tales of the halt and the lame made whole by the magical
magnetic rays mercifully deleted...

Quote:
>I am an independent distributor for these products (Dist No 14271).

If you actually believe this nonsense works, then you are also
a practicing fool. If you don't then you're a fraud. Either way
you lose.

Quote:
>Please

>looking for distributors in the UK and around the world. This is an
>excellent product, and a marvellous business opportunity!

Yet another MLM. Your concept of a marvellous business opportunity
and my own vary considerably.

--
Terry

              Time is nature's way of keeping everything
              from happening at once.

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Shurtle » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>There is evidence that electromagnetic therapy works on humans, and it is a
>regular component of the treatment regimes for many human ailments.  Of course,
>these units have big price tags and FDA approval.  While neither is a symbol of
>infallibility, it is some assurance that at least one disinterested somebody has
>taken some kind of look and concluded that some benefit can be obtained.

>I know of no vet school (or other controlled) study where the most commonly used
>devices have been evaluated.  Until then, claims made about their value and
>utility fall into the category of "testimonial."

>Peer reviewed articles in professional journals are one source of information.
>"Fluff" articles in general circulation publications are quite another.  I don't
>think it takes a "rocket scientist" to figure out which should be considered
>with the larger grain of salt.

>Bill Kambic, Bright Star Farm, Kingston, TN
>http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1816

This is seriously off-topic to horses but relevant to magnetics.

When I moved to Texas in the early 80's there were homing pigeons in the
shed where I built my barn.  Now homing pigeons are a mite hard to get
rid of short of a lead injection, because you can give them away and
they always come back, unless they have a clutch of young in another
place.

Anyway, they were quite amazing in their ability to get home.  We would
take them with us when we went somewhere, then wait til we were ready to
jump in the car to go home, and let them go.  They would always be there
when we got back.

In doing some reading on them, I found some reports of research studies
about how they do it (still largely not understood).  It is too long ago
for cites, but one study attached little helmets to them with small
magnets in it to muck up their ability to sense the earth's magnetic
field.  They wanted to see if they used the earth's magnetic field as a
direction reference.  They found that on a sunny day, they would still
get home, but on a cloudy day, they would get lost and either never
return, or after it got sunny again, they would show up.  They concluded
that they had a magnetic sense that was not as strong as their use of
sun positioning to find their way home.  

Better be careful with magnetics, you might get lost out on the trail
some day if you leave them on.  ;-)  

Tim.  

 
 
 

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Post by Frank Davie » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00

I don't know about horses but there are a number of case studies on record
regarding treatment of humans with magnetic fields.

Double-Blind Study of Pulsating Magnetic Field Effects on Multiple
Sclerosis.
Richards Todd, Ph.D, Lappin M.S, Ph.D, Acosta-Urquidi J, Ph.D, Kraft G.H,
M.D, Heide B.S, Lawrie F.W, Merrill T.E, B.S, Melton G.B, B.S, Cunningham
C.A.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Volume 3, Number 1, 1997, pp 21-29.

"CONCLUSION:

In this double-blind, placebo controlled study we have demonstrated a
stastically significant effect of the Enermed magnetic pulsing device on
patient performance scales and on alpha EEG magnitude during a language
task"

Here are some other references
Parkinsonian Micrographia Reversed by Treatment with Weak Electromagnetic
Fields.
Sandyk R
International Journal of Neuroscience
81 : 83-93, March 1995.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy of Persistent Rotor Cuff Tendinitis. A
Double-Blind controlled Assessment.
Binder A, Parr G, Hazelman B, Fritton-Jackson S
The Lancet
1: 695-8, March 1984

The Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in the Treatment of
Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Cervical Spine. Report of Randomized,
Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trials.
Trock DH, Bollet AJ, Markroll R.
J Rheumatol
21 : 1903-11, October 1994

I think you need to get your facts straight before dismissing this out of
hand.

Frank



Quote:

> >Magnetic Therapy Boots for Horses and Ponies can dramatically improve
your
> >animals health and comfort, while saving on vet's bills!

> >The following article appeared in the London Daily Telegraph 29th January
> >1999

> >Magnetic footwear helps lame horse return to ring
> >By Sean O'Neill

> ...miracle tales of the halt and the lame made whole by the magical
> magnetic rays mercifully deleted...

> >I am an independent distributor for these products (Dist No 14271).

> If you actually believe this nonsense works, then you are also
> a practicing fool. If you don't then you're a fraud. Either way
> you lose.

> >Please

> >looking for distributors in the UK and around the world. This is an
> >excellent product, and a marvellous business opportunity!

> Yet another MLM. Your concept of a marvellous business opportunity
> and my own vary considerably.

> --
> Terry

>               Time is nature's way of keeping everything
>               from happening at once.

 
 
 

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Post by Deborah Stevens » Thu, 22 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I don't know about horses but there are a number of case studies on record
>regarding treatment of humans with magnetic fields.

[snip of citations]

And all of those studies involved pulsating magnetic fields, which are a
different critter, I believe, from the permanent magnets being touted by
the seller here.  Evidence for one doesn't mean much for the other.

The Baylor study is the single double-blind, peer-reviewed example that
anybody's been able to find that demonstrates effect greater than placebo
from permanent magnets.  It's sufficiently anomalous that I would want to
see replication of results before I found it convincing; I certainly don't
see how one can extrapolate that the effects it studied on people with a
very specific type of pain from a very specific common cause (post-polio)
will apply to equine pain across the board.


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