The Assisi Loop is an ideal tool for horse wound care. Below are some amazing photos of a severe wound on a horse treated with only the Assisi Loop. The owner of the horse is a Dr. Aurelio Chaux, a retired thoracic surgeon at Cedar Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He now resides on his horse farm with his family in Ocala, Florida.


“The colt Retorno de Maria was taken out of his stall and placed with two other colts in a pasture paddock. He was kicked in the leg and the injury was discovered after 48 hours; for this reason, the wound was considered infected (or at least contaminated) and the decision was made not to suture the skin and instead to wash the wound thoroughly, cover it with an antiseptic ointment and wrap the leg.


Treatment with the Assisi was started the same day the wound was washed and wrapped (Photos 12/30/09). Treatment was given with the Assisi twice a day for 25 minutes for 5 days. The device was used in the manual mode and removed after 25 minutes of treatment. The leg was wrapped for the first two days of treatment only and the colt received no other treatment or medications. After the initial two days the wound was left open and unwrapped (photos were taken 01/02/10), the inflammation and edema had decreased significantly.


I left to go to LA and when I came back asked about the colt and was told by David and Janine that the colt had not received any other treatments or medications since the time I left. Unfortunately, no other photos were taken until the ones on 01/31/10. To my surprise, the wound had healed completely and the remaining scar is small, there is no residual pain and movement in the leg is normal. Once a month later, there is no swelling or lameness.”


Day 1: The initial wound.

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Horse wound care: bandage and application of Assisi Loop:

Wound care with Assisi loop

Wound care with Assisi loop

One month later:


Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 5.14.48 PMThe Assisi Loop uses low-level electromagnetic pulses to stimulate the healing process after a wound or incision and reduce inflammation. The first inflammatory stage of healing is essential as it involves specialized cells cleaning out debris and bacteria and making way for new tissue generation. At the same time, prolonged inflammation delays healing, be extremely painful, and result in a poorly healed or chronic wound.


The Assisi Loop is a promising treatment for horse wound care and may help in preventing the development of proud flesh in wounds.