ECB Aqua Treadmill & Equine Spa (UK)
With the unique self-cleaning filtration system and the use of nappies, water can be used for over six weeks instead of weekly or daily water changes. Easy access ports beneath the treadmill allow for the cleaning of sediment and dirt under the belt. Training on the water treadmill is proven to enhance the endurance, muscle mass, and core stability of the horse. Due to the incline function, the treadmill can be used for uphill horse training which allows for advanced fitness to be reached. Water depth, incline, and belt speed are used to provide a controlled environment for the rehabilitation of spinal conditions and injuries of the extremities. Training on the water treadmill allows the development of specific muscle groups and the buoyancy from the water reduces concussion on the lower limbs. Hydrotherapy encourages the horse to increase their natural movement pattern. This leads to an increase in muscle mass, joint range of movement, core stability, balance, and coordination. The ECB Aqua Treadmill is an indispensable supplement for the training and rehabilitation of horses.
The ECB equine spa uses cold salt hydrotherapy to treat and prevent a multitude of injuries in 2°C /35°F saltwater. This equine spa successfully addresses virtually all lower leg injuries including tendon and ligament injuries, laminitis, splints, sore shins, open wounds, and hoof conditions. Cold Salt hydrotherapy for horses is an effective and drug-free therapy that can be used for rehabilitation and performance as well as injury prevention. It increases mobility and reduces swelling in the limbs before and after competitive events and training. The cold temperature of the water in the equine spa rapidly increases blood circulation across the body. This allows for pain relief and reduces any bruising, swelling, and inflammation. Tissue damage is repaired and recovery time is reduced. The addition of salt allows for the benefits of salt water therapy where inflammation is further reduced and the natural healing process of an injury is enhanced. ECB Equine has manufactured over 400 equine spas since 1998 with offices worldwide – headquartered in The UK and The USA. As the market leader, ECB has supplied all equine disciplines along with rehabilitation facilities. With the backing of cold salt hydrotherapy pioneer, Professor Evan Hunt, DVM, ECB customers are given exclusive advice and consultation from Professor Hunt.