Zomedica to Investigate Shock Wave Therapy of Exercised Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Horses

ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / June 13, 2022 / Zomedica Corp. (NYSE American:ZOM) (“Zomedica” or the “Company”), a veterinary health company offering diagnostic and therapeutic products for companion animals, has initiated a study to evaluate shock wave therapy as a treatment for Exercised Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH).

EIPH or “bleeding” occurs in horses when pulmonary blood vessels in the lungs rupture after intense exercise. The study aims to understand the effect of shock wave therapy on horses with confirmed EIPH by evaluating bleeding episodes and performance in barrel racing horses, before and after shockwave therapy. This study, currently with eight horses enrolled, is being performed by Dr. Beau Whitaker at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Salado, Texas.

“Exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is one of the most common performance limiting issues in speed event horses,” says Dr. Whitaker. “Other than the administration of Furosemide prior to competition and the use of nasal strips, no treatment or preventatives have shown to be effective at decreasing EIPH. To compound the issue, Furosemide is now becoming increasingly illegal to use pre-race. Shock wave therapy has shown anecdotal promise in limited cases to date as an effective method to mitigate EIPH. An effective non pharmaceutical EIPH preventative treatment would be a game changer for the speed event disciplines that suffer from EIPH.”

Zomedica’s PulseVet® system is a world leader in electro-hydraulic shock wave technology for the treatment of a wide variety of conditions in veterinary patients. The high-energy sound waves stimulate cells and release healing growth factors in the body that reduce inflammation and accelerate bone and soft tissue development. PulseVet’s technology is used in conditions including tendon and ligament healing. bone healing, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, and wound healing.

“We are excited to pursue this potential and novel use for shock wave therapy,” said Trudy Gage, PulseVet’s Director of North American Sales and Client Education. “Whether it be rehabilitation from an injury or maintenance to stay at peak performance, Zomedica is committed to exploring means to provide the best possible care for horses at every level of training and competition.”

About Zomedica

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American: ZOM) is a veterinary health company creating products for companion animals by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica’s product portfolio includes innovative diagnostics and medical devices that emphasize patient health and practice health. It is Zomedica’s mission to provide veterinarians the opportunity to increase productivity and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.


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