Vetrinary Applications of PCI
Laminitis is a disease that affects the hooves’ of animals and is mostly found in horses and cattle. Symptoms and Signs include foot tenderness progressing to inability to walk, increased digital pulses, increased temperature in the hooves, increase intra-laminae swelling, tremors while standing and inability to stand; must lay down. Cattle and horses that cannot stand cannot eat and without care the animal would literally starve to death.
This disease is the second leading cause of death in cattle and horses (for more information please visit link https://www.vin.com/vetzinsight/default.aspx?pId=756&id=6351173) and once in the severe stage most animals are euthanized. Famous horses euthanized because of laminitis are Secretariat and Barbaro ( additional information at this link http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/01/02/remembered-honoring-horses-laminitis/#axzz44zxh2E6W).
The length of time with conventional treatment for this disease is six months to a year of very aggressive medical management, anti-inflammatory/analgesics, vasodilators, cryotherapy and physical therapeutics along with Farrier trimming and balancing of Palmar Angle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laminitis).
Even after taking all these measures; there are still no guarantees that the animal will ever completely recover. The costs to treat this disease with conventional treatment ranges from $1,000 to $12,000 dollars and still some 70% of cattle and horses have recurrent bouts and a good deal are euthanized.
In 2007 by design, fate or law of probability; GMT designed a specific protocol for cattle and horses suffering from laminitis. An employee of GMT who reasoned that if this worked for inflammation it might also work on his Paso Fino horse suffering from laminitis. Hence began the testing of laminitis with the PCI-1(pic of PCI-1 in gallery on website) modified for veterinarian use on horses suffering from different degrees of laminitis and Founders Disease. Founders is the culmination of laminitis whereby the pedal bone detaches from the laminae while rotating and protruding through the bottom of the sole and dislodging from the hoof; a death sentence for any animal.
Much to the surprise of everyone, the results were unparalleled in comparison to any current form of treatment. Not only did the horses recover much quicker but no noticeable remnants were noted in their gate or posture. It appeared complete recovery had been achieved. It was noted that if treatments were commenced within the first week of lameness a horse would make a complete recovery with 3-6 treatment within 5 to 10 days (link to first horse done at San Andres Farms) and at a cost of $300 to $600 dollars.
Horses tested with full blown Founders Disease with rotation and perforation (link to Antioquena coffin bone through sole); still only took us 3 months of treatment to reach full recovery and at cost of 30 treatments for $2,250 dollars. Veterinarians were amazed at the results and GMT had opened another industry where our treatment can do much good (link to video on Antioquena trotting). Back then when we provided this treatment to Antioqueña, we utilize our human sized Kits to treat her. The amazing recovery of this beautiful animal awakened the need for us to develop larger sized Kits for us to be able to deliver the same GMT PCI treatment protocols to animals that are much larger in size and weight. Our company has developed a Cattle and Equine sized Kit to provide our treatment protocols on larger scale for these gentle giant sized patients.
Scheduled as part of our upcoming Clinical Trials; is a Government Approved Controlled Clinical Trial on Equines and Cattles with Laminitis utilizing PCI Therapeutics as the effect agent of treatment. This trial will enable GMT to offer this form of treatment not only for Laminitis but also for other infectious diseases in animals worldwide.