Kirsten Johnson,
WeHealPlus Case Studies


Case 1 – 4yo TB colt, racehorse.

10.19.11      Presented with re-injury of RF medial suspensory branch (previously at facility), evaluated by ultrasound prior to arrival (10.8.11, 10.13.11)  <>
10.19.11      Began daily topical treatment of poultice  <>
10.20.11      Exercise à began walking 30-45 minutes daily
10.20.11      Began treatment with MV-102, stacked for 4 hours daily on RF medial suspensory branch
10.27.11      Lameness evaluation à RF suspensory palpates slightly sore
11.7.11        Exercise à began swimming six days per week, continued walking 30-45 minutes daily
11.10.11 – 11.19.11 – Received 10 HBOT treatments  <>
11.29.11      Discontinued daily treatment of MV-102  <>
12.16.11      Ultrasound examination RF medial suspensory branch à much improved, the branch is smaller and nearly homogenously echogenic with nonparallel fibers  <>
12.17.11      Lameness evaluation à RF suspensory does not palpate sore, ok to move forward  <> 

The horse is currently doing well.  He is progressing at the rehab facility and is expected to soon return to training.


  <>Case 2   – 4yo TB colt, racehorse


<>10.13.11           Presented with 2 stress fractures of the L dorsal MCIII, had osteostixis and cortical screw fixation
10.12.1110.13.11           Exercise à stall rest and handwalking
Removed staples
Exercise à was allowed to walk on walker for 40 minutes daily
Topical treatment à daily sweat with butavet
Exercise à began swimming six days per week, continued walking for 30-45 minutes daily
11.16.11           Began treatment with MV-104, level 2, stacked for 4 hours daily on LF shin
Exam: x-rayed LF shin à has healed well, screws can be removed
12.15.11           Discontinued treatment with MV-104
Screws were removed 

The horse has returned to training.  While he has not yet had an official work, at last report, he was doing well.


Case 3   – 3yo TB filly, racehorse


<>10.24.11    Presented with injury to LF SDF tendon
10.24.11    Exercise à walking
10.26.11    Began treatment with MV-102 for 4 hours daily on LF mid-tendon
11.4.11                Ultrasound examination of LF SDF  well-healing 15% bowed tendon; mildly hypoechoic 15% lesion, central, in lower half of SDF at zone 2b, with minimal tendon thickening
11.9.11 – 11.18.11 Received 10 HBOT treatments
Exercise à began swimming six days per week, continued walking 30-45 minutes daily
Decreased treatments with MV-102 to three times weekly (every other day)
Lameness examination à looks good, have re-ultrasounded to determine if she can begin jogging under tack
Ultrasound examination LF SDF  the tendon in smaller, and the lesion is more echogenic
Lameness examination  can begin jogging under tack
12.18.11           Exercise  began jogging under tack six days per week, continued swimming and walking
1.6.12                    Ultrasound examination LF SDF  no change
1.6.12          Discontinued treatment with MV-102  <> 

The filly was sold as a race or broodmare prospect; she has not had any official works since the sale.


Case 4   – 6yo WB gelding, Dressage


<>9.28.11                Presented with history of lameness RF after jumping out of paddock.  Was not lame upon arrival
Ultrasound examination RF digital sheath à mild synovial effusion digital sheath, synovial “mass” (2cm wide by .5cm thick) on palmar aspect of the lateral side of the DDF and adhered to lateral edge of the DDF.  No tears in DDF.  Mass may be chronic and may not be bothering him.  Monitor progress by lameness.
Lameness examination  some scar tissue back of RF pastern, slight fill of the RF ankle, okay to swim
10.2.11        Began treatment with MV 102 for 4 hours daily on the RF pastern
Lameness evaluation  looks good, continue same
Ultrasound examination  synovial mass is smaller in size, increase exercise, re-check 30 days
Lameness evaluation  ok to start jogging
Exercise  began jogging six days per week on walker, continued swimming and walking
Ultrasound examination  no change in synovial mass, resolved synovitis digital sheath, okay to gradually increase the level of exercise
Lameness examination  looks great, RF flexes well, okay to move forward
12.12.11         Discontinued treatment with MV-102 

The horse is currently in training and is doing well, with no further complications of the RF.

Case 5   – 10yo QH mare, Western Pleasure


<>11.12.11           Presented with LH DDF tendonitis with dystrophic mineralization.  Previously septic.
Lameness evaluation  lame LH, recommend ultrasound, Rx anti-inflammatories (bute and banamine)
Ultrasound examination  inactive mineralization in suspensory body; slowly healing tears in distal DDF with probably adhesions
11.22.11 – 12.2.11  Received 10 HBOT treatments
Lameness evaluation  still slightly sore LH, continue same
Began treatment with MV-102 for 4 hours daily on the LH tendon sheath
Clinically, the LH injury is progressing very well.  It is much smaller in size, and she appears to be comfortable.