Lunchtime Research Review – BEMER Rug by Dr Gillian Tabor
Have you heard about the Bio-Electromagnetic Energy Regulation Blanket, known as BEMER?
It is a relatively new equine therapy device and in the Dr David Marlin Facebook Group, we have questioned the claims made by the manufacturers and reps. But now there are two new studies published, using BEMER in horses! I will review the papers and look to see if there is evidence to support their claims.
Research Review – Information
Authors: Melissa R.King, Kathryn A.Seabaugh & David D. Frisbie
Affiliations: Gail Holmes Equine Orthopedic Research Center, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Publication Date: 23 January 2022
Access: Abstract available and open research – follow the link below.
Paper Link: Click here to download the paper
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– Bio-electromagnetic energy regulation therapy (BEMER) was effective in reducing signs of back pain in horses
– Postural control and spinal flexibility improves following BEMER blanket therapy in horses
– BEMER blanket therapy may provide a conservative management option for horses with epaxial muscle pain