MYSTRA engineering begins the revival of native farming sector and a new era in Russian equestrian sport!
We've started putting to production the long-awaited moccasin shoe for horse hoof disease curing!
Every horse owner has come across the problem of pododermatitis, or panaritium. This disease can occur not only in horse stables with poor hygienic conditions, but it may also be a problem of quite clean and well-groomed horses, as a result of an injury, change in a diet or lowered immunity. As a result of an inflammation, a deformation of a corneum layer may occur, which may lead to founder and full disablement. One of the necessary elements of a successful healing is local use of medications on the whole hoof!
In order for the medication to be applied to the whole injured part of the hoof, you need to fix the medication-saturated cloth or bind the hoof with a plastic bag with medical solution. Of course, it is evident that lifespan of a plastic bag on a horse's hoof is miserable, which leads to medication being spilled, hence, you should start all over. Binding of the whole hoof is not permanent either. The solution is a polymer moccasin shoe for horses!
Just put on this moccasin shoe on the hoof of your faithful companion and pour the medication inside. Or maybe you want to cool or make warm your horse's legs? Just fill up the shoue with cold or hot water! Wide range of sizes allows to choose ideal moccasins both for a round-bellied pony and a giant draught horse. Strong and elastic, tear-proof structure of polymer on one hand - provides long-term application of medications and endurance of the moccasin itself, on the other hand - keeps the hoof safe from bigger injury.
In our moccasin shoes any horse both a mustang and a White Eagle chieftain! ;)
Well-fed odd-toed named Gefestus - as Cinderella
We haven’t published any news for a long time. From one hand, it’s wonderful that we are such a busy persons. From the other hand – it seems that nothing interesting had happened. But that is not true. That’s why we are going to tell about our recent trip to Pushino-upon-Oka – the town of peaceful biology.
We were invited by Constantin Lapin, a sensational vet surgeon, but why he is so sensational we’ll tell you later. Some theory first.
Now, imagine that we should trace the influence of some medicine on the organism functions during some periods of time, for example, within an hour, after six hours, after twelve hours, two days later, after a month etc. And to learn the medical impact we need blood tests. Scenario №1 – we have dozen of rats, and we cut one after an hour, cut the other after the six hours, than we take the third one… It is not interesting to continue. But that wasn’t the “Doctor Moreau Chronicles”, that was the ordinary way real practice goes on.
Alternative scenario. We have one rat and take the corresponding number of blood samples from it. Does everybody like blood tests? Fine, you don’t care about animal feelings, but imagine how the creature is stressed, being punctured, and how does it result in biochemical composition of its blood.
Nevertheless, if you install the catheter directly into the jugular vein, then you can tike blood samples any time you want, and the creature will not recognize it. So – up with catheterization! But who is skilled enough for such a target? And what tiny catheter should be used?
...We go on and on endless subterranean tonnels. They divide, some of them turn instantly and disappear while we pass them. We meet people. Sometimes the signposts. But we still go on and on under the ground. Rather associative.
At last, we go up and enter the tidy surgery room. Today two tiny beasts will have surgery. Don’t worry, there will be a happy end.
One – Constantin stretch out to the surface a thin pulsating vein. Two – he enters the vein with the catheter through the microscopic puncture. Three – the proximal end of the catheter (the one with the connector) is fixed above the animal back. The rat is taken to a special cage, where it will wake up. Some time later it will give some blood for the sample, but will not notice it.
And here is the second rat. Comparing to the previous one, it doesn’t feeling well under anesthesia. One – one more time the vein is stretched out to the surface, but this time it is flat and bloodless. “Ah, I dislike this vein, says Constantin, I dislike it completely. How should I puncture it?” One wrong movement, and a tiny ribbon of flesh, much thinner than one millimeter, will be torn apart and the animal will die. “Ah, I simply hate this vein”, says Constantin, and inserts the catheter directly into it. Three (did we miss the “Two”?) – and a catheter of different construction is fixed above the animal back. Some sewage – and one more rat on the clean sawdust is waiting for the consciousness to regain.
And that is a wonderful new trend. Constantin Lapin wasn’t only the inspirator of microcatheters manufacture – and a special team of professionals, including one of the pioneers of New Age vet medical disposables in Russia, Catherine Zhukova, was involved into the design and development - but also a bright promoter of the method itself, teaching specialists to use the catheterization in their common practice countrywide.
And Mystra…))) as usual is looking forward with some interest and has strong intention to support the expansion of this method in Russia, and also to help some old, antihuman practices to disappear, the faster - the better. Because we like animals.
From left to right: Nikolay Zinenko, Constantin Lapin and Catherine Zhukova in front of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences