CORTA-FLX Research Report

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 scoring system.

  • 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 with CORTA-FLX.

  • Hock joint range of motion during stance was significantly more symmetrical after treatment with CORTA-FLX.

  • Energy generation at the hock joint, which represents propulsive force, was significantly more symmetrical after CORTA-FLX.
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