Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is the intense and prolonged cooling of the lower limb and hoof. Cryotherapy exerts an analgesic effect and can be used for a variety of cases involving lameness or treating certain skin tumors without harming the surrounding healthy ones. This increases the body’s natural process of recovery enabling the horse to get back to what they love doing quicker.

Cryotherapy increases the mobility of horses allowing them to move more efficiently and dynamically which therefore strengthens muscles and joints reducing the risk of future injuries and conditions such as arthritis. After treating a horse’s condition using cryotherapy, research has shown that as well as recovery time increasing, the risk of relapse and reoccurring injury is reduced.