A bursa is an isolated fluid-filled sac. Some occur naturally at potential pressure points (e.g. point of hock) whereas others are acquired due to repetitive low grade trauma. Bursal strains and injuries (bursitis) occur when damage to the bursae (sacs) around bony areas causes an over-production of the lubricating synovial fluid contained within the joints, and this shows as soft swelling or a bursal enlargement.

Bog spavins, wingalls and thoroughpins are bursal strains. They are not very serious but may, at the onset, be painful and cause lameness. Treatment includes rest, cold hosing and massage. Capped hocks, elbows and knees are bursal injuries and are often painless, although treatment is often advisable.

Can Equissage help?

Equissage can help considerably with all bursal strains and injuries. Please refer to the individual sections listed on the medical conditions page.

Application:

Please refer to the individual sections listed on the medical conditions page.