Many equine pharmaceuticals and complementary therapy modalities have originated in the human market and have been successfully integrated into accepted regimens for the daily care and maintenance of horses. Microlief™, Equine Microcurrent Soft Tissue Therapy, brings 21st Century Microcurrent Science and Technology from the human market to the equine industry.
There is extensive scientific documentation regarding the efficacy of microcurrent soft tissue therapy in humans. Some documentation is provided below.
There is a significant collection of field experience and testimonials that demonstrate the effectiveness of microcurrent therapy on equine muscles, tendons and ligaments. That information is provided in the “Testimonials” section of this site.
At this point, there are very few scientific publications that investigate the use of microcurrent therapy with horses (or animals). Here are summaries of the three references provided below:
The first publication addresses the polarity effect of microcurrent electrical stimulation on tendon healing. Rabbits were used for the study. It was a cooperative effort between the Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine departments at Cario University.
The second publication addresses the use of microcurrent therapy in equine wound healing.
The third document discusses the management of lameness causes in sport horses makes this brief mention regarding the use of microcurrent therapy:
“A growing area of NEMS treatment is the use of microcurrent therapies. It appears to have significant potential and is currently probably somewhat underused in the clinical field.”
Our sentiments exactly! (Fyi that document was published in 2006).
Performance horses have waited long enough for safe, effective, affordable Microcurrent Soft Tissue Therapy. Microlief™ offers horsemen a new, natural, non-pharmaceutical way to manage the muscular stress and injuries that occur so often in equestrian sports. Microlief™ is a tool that can be used both to help prevent soft tissue injuries and to noninvasively assist with recovery when soft tissue injuries do occur. Microlief™ cannot be used in any way that would endanger the welfare of horses.
Human Microcurrent Scientific Studies
The Microlief™ microcurrent generator is covered by US and International Patents including:
6,408,211; EP1294443B1; 2,410,342
After years of rigorous scientific studies, this microcurrent generator was approved by the FDA for Over-The Counter Use in humans.
The 510(K) FDA premarket notification documents identification numbers are:
K090042 which is dated May 6, 2009 and K130114 which is dated April 16, 2013.
Here is the stated Intended Use for the device from the K-90042 document:
Indicated for temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the lower back due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities
Here is the stated Intended Use for the device from the K-130114 document:
Indicated for temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the lower extremities (arm and/or leg) due to strain from exercise or normal household and work activities
Here is a link to a PDF file that contains scientific data regarding the microcurrent generator that powers Microlief™:
Animal or Equine Microcurrent Scientific Studies
Cairo University Journal of Advanced Research (2012)
Polarity effect of microcurrent electrical stimulation on tendon healing: Biomechanical and histopathological studies
Amal F. Ahmed a,*, Sherein S.A. Elgayed b, Ibrahim M. Ibrahim c
a Basic Sciences Department, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
b Pathology Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
c Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Here are the references to the other cited studies, the details of these studies are not in the public domain:
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
A novel Bioelectric Device Enhances Wound Healing: an Equine Case Series
Janet D. Varhus, DVM
Animal Care Center, Poncha Springs, CO USA
Published Online: November 8, 2013
Management of Lameness Causes in Sport Horses: Muscle, Tendon, Joint and Bone Disorders
Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science, 2006 ISBN-13 978-9086860043
Edited By Arno Linder
Physiotherapeutic options for the prevention and management of skeletal disorder
Amanda Sutton, MSc, Vet Phys, MCSP, CatA, ACPAT, HPC
Harestock Stud Physiotherapy Centre,UK