The horses health and well being has always been a primary concern in PHT Products. In developing CuHorse™, PHT set out not to duplicate what was already available in the marketplace for our equine partners, but rather to develop a unique product that is consistent in quality, readily available, and possesses improved attributes for safety and effectiveness. CuTec29® has documented the efficacy and safety of the Copper CuTec29® proving it inhibits bacteria and promotes angiogenesis and tissue repair (which only copper ions can achieve, not silver). Copper oxide is at the heart of CuTec29®. The PERMANENT Copper Ion Technology is incorporated into the fiber matrix providing every piece of CuHorse™ with ENHANCED Copper Ion Technology benefits.
The CuHorse Leg Wraps are an important part of routine maintenance, providing a healing environment for ligaments, tendons, bone, skin, and blood vessels, along with wound healing. Because of the effectiveness of the microbial action of copper, scratches and rain rot can be treated more easily. Thrush, bruised heels, contracted heels, and many other hoof ailments can be helped with the CuHorse™ Bell Boots. CuHorse helps leg wounds become more manageable and help with quicker healing times. Our soon-to-be-released blanket will help horse owners provide Antimicrobial and Therapeutic Copper to the body of the horse. We will be also bringing more leg complete leg wear in the very near future.
Recent studies yielded new information on the structure, function, and regulation of copper transporters, uncovered unanticipated functions for copper chaperones, and established connections between copper homeostasis and other metabolic pathways. At PHT we are believers in what homeostasis can do for the body and are constantly striving to provide the horse owner with therapy that helps establish this harmony.
Copper has potent anti-fungal and antibacterial properties as well as an essential trace element for the normal function of many tissues and is indispensable for the generation of new capillaries and skin. CuTec29® allows copper ions to be released from the yarn which can be beneficial in the healing of cuts, wounds, and hard-to-treat skin pathologies.
Copper complexes are highly effective anti-inflammatory agents. The elastic fibers of connective tissue need copper for tensile strength. Wearing copper bracelets is a time-tested anti-inflammatory treatment, but the amount of copper absorbed is relatively low. When adding CuHorse™ to your horse's therapy program, you will be able to safely provide therapeutic copper to your horse.
CuTec29® is effective in reducing odor control as well. It promotes healthier-looking skin. Because skin regenerates every 2 weeks, the antimicrobial CuHorse™ can promote wound healing, as infection is known to reduce skin regeneration. With the use of CuTec29® fabric, CuHorse™ continuously reduces bacterial contamination, achieving 99.9% reduction within 2 hours of exposure. This surface kills greater than 99.9% of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria within 2 hours of exposure. This surface delivers continuous and ongoing antibacterial action, remaining effective in killing greater than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours. It can continue to kill even after repeated contamination. CuHorse™ helps inhibit buildup and growth of bacteria. Peer-reviewed scientific publications show Antimicrobial Copper to be effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, molds, MRSA, H1N1 Influenza, Clostridium difficile, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, E-Coli and many more. Bacteria typically are not 'mobile' by themselves; they don't fly or crawl from place to place. They are transported solely by contact. CuHorse™ helps to prevent this transportation.
Because of the inherent nature of copper, copper plays a major role in the transfer of heat. As horse owners, we understand the need to keep heat from being built up in the legs and body. At PHT we are firm believers in homeostasis. By incorporating copper CuTec29® into our CuHorse™ products we are able to bring a powerful player to homeostasis* in our horses. *Homeostasis: a process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for good health.
Copper is an important nutrient that plays a significant role in the synthesis of hemoglobin, myelin, body pigment melanin, and collagen. It helps protect the myelin sheath of surrounding nerves. It is also actively involved in the production of elastin in the connective tissue.
Copper is essential in the production of red blood cells, Hemoglobin, and bone matter.
Copper is a vital part of the healing process and ensures better wound healing.
CuHorse™ powered by CuTec29® allows copper ions to be placed as close to the skin as possible for effectiveness.
"If I added up what I spent on things a year whether its entries, vet bills, board, feed, etc.. why would I go cheap with therapy compared to everything else? PHT, CuHorse, and MagnaCu products are well worth every penny you purchase them for!"
- DARIAN COYKENDALL