Veterinarians and Equine Hospitals
The Miti-GAIT Transport Mattress can facilitate recovery from surgical or medical treatment by providing the most comfortable, anti-vibration, anti-impact trailer ride for patients being discharged from the hospital. For equine athletes actively competing while being medically managed for chronic lower limb disease or other locomotor pathology, the Miti-GAIT Transport Mattress can improve treatment outcome by reducing the effects of frequent transport to and from events.
Veterinary surgeons know that joints, ligaments, and tendons are fragile following surgery or medical treatment, and are prone to effusion, inflammation, and even hemorrhage. Equine specialists also know that protecting sport horse competitors following treatment is difficult, and that treatment outcome depends largely on early post-operative and post-treatment care. For improved recovery and outcome, patients receiving surgical interventions, articular injections, and other lower limb treatments should be protected from the harmful effect of road impacts and vibration during the trailer ride following hospital discharge. The Miti-GAIT Transport Mattress can be prescribed for use during discharge transport, as well as for the transport of sport horses returning to competition that prone to recurrent lower limb injuries.
To help the equine athlete under medical management arrive fresh for competition, it is important to minimize stress resulting from whole body vibration and floor-to-hoof impacts due to road terrain. Only the Miti-GAIT Transport Mattress utilizes proven technology to reduce the harmful effects of horse trailer transport. Our cushioning system incorporates the patented MitiGator™ Air Control Technology engineered with over 4,000 surfaces per square foot to dissipate energy before it is transmitted to the body. The shock and vibration dampening features of the MitiGator™ reduces acceleration by over 90% in drop/impact tests, and attenuates up to 75% of harmful whole body vibration.
- Navicular Disease
- Coffin Joint Arthritis
- Hoof Soreness / Bruised Soles
- Hoof Wall Disease
- Heel Pain and Soreness
- Recurrent Laminitis
- Ringbone / Sidebone Disease
- Fetlock Arthritis
Patients need Miti-GAIT protection following rear limb arthroscopy, joint injection, and chronic medical management for:
- Distal hock Arthritis
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Bone / Bog Spavin
- Fetlock arthritis
- Low Ring bone
- Injured Tendons / Ligament
Racetrack and Equestrian Event Ambulances can provide protection to their injured patients by retrofitting the transport compartment with Miti-GAIT. Road rumble and vibration, pothole impacts, frequent changes in inertia, and other constant stimuli creates a chaotic atmosphere that can be uncomfortable and unsettling to the injured horse. An injured horse that is anxious may be particularly affected and agitated by the sensations from even typical road terrain, precipitating a kicking or flailing episode. Be sure to use Miti-GAIT’s Transport Mattress on the trailer stall floor in addition to Miti-Gait Kick Guard to provide the ultimate in both comfort and protection for the injured competitor.
Make sure your patients experience the competitive advantage of using the ultimate in transport comfort and protection – Miti-GAIT Transport Mattress.