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Also know as: "Tying Up" "Monday Morning Disease" "Setfast"

The exact cause is still unknown but it is thought to be as a result of a build up of toxins and a lack of electrolytes and dehydration in the muscles involved in the horse back and hind quarters.
It usually occurs during exercise following a rest period or if the horse is travelled for a long tiring journey, diet is thought to play a major role.


The horse will often grind to a halt and be unable to move as the muscles seize up. The effected muscles are intensely pain full and very sensitive to the touch.
It is dangerous to move the horse, the back area must be kept warm. Vetenary attention must be sort immediately to offer relief diagnosis and administer aftercare.

Equine Bowen Therapy and the treatment of Azoturia

Can be used on referral to play a big part in helping to prevent further attacks which can be common once the condition has occurred. The therapy encourages the bodies systems to work better within themselves so circulation is maximised to deliver the nutrients in the blood to all the bodies cells.
The Lymphatic system is stimulated to clear toxins and waste products from the cells of the body, importantly the muscles, helping them to function better. Equine Bowen Therapy acts as a wonderful muscle release technique for the whole of the horse, helping prevent muscle damage.

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