Diesel’s Rattlesnake Bite – MagnaWave Recovery Testimonial
The first weekend in September 2017 Diesel was found, by his owner, with a severely swollen, right rear fetlock. Although there were no puncture wounds, the vet said the extreme swelling was indicative of a rattlesnake bite. Three weeks after his injury he was not improving and was, literally, walking on the tippy-toe of his hoof.
His owner was doing what she could and the vet told her to walk him, but that was not doing much good since he wouldn’t put his hoof flat. That’s when MagnaWave was contacted as her last hope for Diesel. His first session was on September 24th. He received a full body session having reaction pretty much all over. The owner had his leg wrapped so the practitioner MagnaWaved over that, working down to the fetlock. The whole time he would pick his leg up and put it down on the tip of the hoof. She said that’s what he does because it hurts. The practitioner spent extra time along his back and entire rear end due to how he was having to carry himself. Walking back to his stall seemed a little less labored, but it was still slow with very short strides.
ONE SESSION AND TWO DAYS LATER HE’S WALKING FLAT FOOTED
Two days after Diesel’s first session he was placing his hoof flat! He would shift his weight onto the right, briefly, but he was trying to put weight on it. The day after his second session his owner took him to a very sandy round pen where he was walking pretty well. He was stepping toe first, still an enlarged fetlock and still limping, but a tremendous improvement in just one week. Looks like Diesel’s going to survive this rattlesnake bite with the help of MagnaWave.
THE DAY AFTER HIS FOURTH MAGNAWAVE SESSION HE LOPED AND ROLLED
By his fourth session, Diesel had almost a solid thirty-minute walk, which he was feeling. He was picking up and putting down his leg much like the first day the practitioner saw him. Working his fetlock first, then whole body with extra time down his back and his whole rear end as well as down his injured leg. The day after his fourth MagnaWave session, Diesel was back in the sandy round pen, loped a little on his own and laid down to roll. This was the first time his owner had seen him lay down in any capacity since he received the rattlesnake bite.
THE DAY OF HIS FIFTH SESSION, DIESEL WAS FEISTY
On his fifth session, the practitioner had a chance to observe Diesel in the round pen. The change was astounding! Previous videos had him moving slowly. Well, not today. Diesel was galloping, bucking, kicking and pretty sassy! A month prior his owner was out of options and MagnaWave was the last resort. The owner wasn’t concerned whether he could be ridden. She just didn’t want him in pain. His fetlock is still bigger but he has been off Bute for two weeks with only a slight limp. He wants to run and his owner says, “that’s the old Diesel.”