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|Click on the area of the horse above or on the links at the
bottom of the page to view pictures, short videos, healing
and case study information of wounds to that area.
|Our main goal at Step Ahead Farm is to take an animal that has experienced a catastrophic wound or injury and return the horse
to it's previous performance level.
We do this by utilizing Platelet Derived Growth Factor technology.
Since starting the wound study program in 2001, we have concluded that blood supply is the most critical factor in healing wounds
and injuries. Proper bandaging at different phases is also critical. Exercise and rehabilitation must be practiced during the healing
process in order to keep restrictive adhesions from developing at the injury or wound site.
Our final goal in wound care is to achieve a functional animal with a cosmetically acceptable wound site.
The cases on this site are a collection of the horses with wounds treated at Step Ahead Farm over the last 14 years. We have focused
our attention not only on healing catastrophic injuries utilizing Platelet Derived Growth Factors but also the bandaging that
coincides with each step of the healing process.
In order to more effectively utilize this technology we had to develop new techniques as well:
How to bandage hard to bandage areas efficiently in a timely manner and cost effectively
How to stop overgrowth of granulation tissue (proud flesh)
How to achieve the most cosmetic results possible
How to incorporate exercise and rehabilitation as part of the healing process
|This site contains GRAPHIC pictures of serious injuries to horses.
|Have an old injury that left a big scar or never healed correctly ? View these cases on Revitalizing Old Injuries.
See the benefits of immediate treatment using our healing methods in these Fast Response cases.
What is Avascular Necrotic Bone, and can it be treated ?
Pythiosis - What is it, and can it be cured ?
|Note that the videos on each case contained in
this site are short clips of the actual footage
used in the DVD's available for purchase.
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|CASE OF THE MONTH
|For those of you trying to heal Hock wounds.
The cracks that appear in the wound itself, do not
necessarily indicate lack of healing but rather lack
of movement (flexing) at the wound site during
healing. This case (106) is a prime example of that.
If you are having problems with cracks appearing in
your wound upon movement, this case will clear up
some of your questions. This horse was treated for 8
months without being exercised or flexed and
repeatedly developed cracks in the wound. When it
arrived here at the farm, my first move was to turn
the horse out in pasture for 2 weeks. Then we
continued to heal the wounds with exercise and got a