Key Points in this Study
- Study was designed and
performed by independent researchers.
- Study was double-blind – neither
the researchers nor the horse owners knew which solution was CORTA-FLX and which was placebo until study had been completed.
- Gait evaluation was entirely
objective using video and force plate analysis rather than a subjective
- The subjects had naturally
occurring lameness that was representative of one of the most common
problems encountered in mature equine athletes.
- All the measured variables
showed a trend toward greater symmetry after treatment with CORTA-FLX compared with the placebo.
- Peak vertical ground reaction
force and vertical impulse, which represent the weight-bearing function
of the limbs, were significantly more symmetrical after treatment
- Hock joint range of motion
during stance was significantly more symmetrical after treatment
- Energy generation at the
hock joint, which represents propulsive force, was significantly
more symmetrical after CORTA-FLX.