Iontophoresis is the use of electrical stimulation (microcurrent) to delivery medication through the skin.
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I have owned CJ for the better part of 16 years and his right hind has always been his “problem” leg. A few years ago, he got a cut on his right hind that I kept clean and wrapped but also treated with light therapy and microcurrent. Once the wound fully healed, his leg swelled […]
Why phorese? Iontophoresis is a highly effective treatment with many benefits. A few reasons to phorese include helping to smooth the rough edges of calcified joints (i.e. for treating ringbone) and soothing irritated ligaments (i.e. an ankle’s annular ligaments).
Iontophoresis has become a useful complementary therapy or even replacement for joint injections, and now there is a new, easier method. With the latest single-use disposable iontophoresis patches available, we finally have a workable method for phoresing a horse’s hocks. Matrix started offering the ActivaPatch in the fall of 2012, and this self-powered iontophoresis patch […]
This battery powered therapy tool is great for treating Ringbone, Ligament Injuries, and more Matrix Therapy Products has a new iontophoresis product that allows for quick, unattended treatments to non-invasively administer medication. Iontophoresis is great for resolving ringbone and ligament injuries, and the ActivaPatch makes it easy to apply treatments. The ActivaPatch is a comfortable, […]
This is an excellent alternative for the delivery of the most commonly used anti-inflammatory: Dexamthasone. In the article “Joint Disease” in The Horse (Sept.01) Dexamethasone sodium phosphate was still listed as the premier drug of choice for reducing inflammation in horses. Dexamethasone’s reasonable price makes it even more desirable. There are down sides to the […]
Three Complementary Therapies to Fill out Your Toolbox Article by Deborah Powell, as published in SouthWest Horse Trader (October 2011) Have you ever discovered your horse is stiff, sore, or even injured and not known how you can help? Even if you already have therapy tools, choosing a therapy device that works is often confusing. Luckily, […]
Iontophoresis Delivery System The following are medications list that was complied by Dr. Timothy M. Dyke, Senior Research Associate and Richard A. Sams Director Analytical Toxicology Laboratory College of Veterinary Medicine The Ohio State University Columbus Ohio. * Being tested over the last 3yrs by Randy Lee D.V.M. Countryside Veterinary Service Ridgefield WA Depo-Medrol is […]
Iontophoresis, (pronounced: ion-to-for-ree-suss) is a fancy way of saying, “to transfer drugs through the skin using electrical current.” Iontophoresis also means ion transfer using current to repel water soluble medication into subcutaneous tissue. A limited amount of medications are considered phoresable.