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Treatment

Who can apply this therapy?

The UltrOZ system comes in one easy-to-use package with battery pack and ultrasound applicator. Use the simple on/off button to initate treatment.  The LED indicator tells you your horse is receiving the treatment.

Can I use multiple units to treat the same area at the same time?

Yes, multiple units can be used to treat the same area simultaneously, especially if the injury area is significantly larger than a baseball.

Can I put the device over an open wound?

No, the applicator is not gauranteed to be sterile and should never be placed directly on an open wound. However, you can place the device near a wound and research indicates the ultrasonic waves will increase the cellular rate of healing.

What are the contra-indications for this therapy?

UltrOZ Elite should not be used on eyes, placed directly on open wounds, or inserted inside the animal. Discontinue use if the skin becomes inflammed or irritated. Contact your veterinarian if the horse shows signs of increased inflammation or irritated skin.

Can I use other wraps or medicine boots with the UltrOZ™ device?

Other wraps such as vet wrap or polo wraps may be used to secure the device. However, it is critical that the applicator, battery pack, and wiring are covered to reduce the chance of damage to the system.

Can I use ultrasound gel other than the gel included with the original product?

Yes, any standard ultrasound gel will work. You should always purchase gel from a reputable vendor

Do I need the ultrasound gel?

Absolutely. The ultrasound gel is critical in coupling the ultrasound applicator to the body. In other words, the ultrasonic energy cannot get into the body without a water or gel like substance as an interface. Otherwise, the energy simply reflects off the skin's surface.

Can I overtreat my horse?

You cannot overtreat with UltrOZ. Longer treatments generally result in better overall healing results.

How many treatments can I do in a day?

A fully charged battery will provide 5-6 hours of treatment. Recharging takes approximately 2 hours. So you can reasonably apply 3 full treatments with one device each day.

How big is the area of treatment?

The area of treatment extends to approximately the size of a baseball expanding from the applicator face

What conditions can I use it on?

Most musculoskeletal conditions are susceptible to treatment. Some of the most common are tendons, suspensories, muscle, wound healing, fractures, strains, inflammation, tight areas or areas with low circulation, and arthritis

Can I treat for more than 6 hours?

Yes, treatment can extend past 6 consecutive hours. Care should be taken to clean the area of treatment and let it thoroughly dry a minimum of every 12 hours.

Can I treat for less than 4 hours?

Research indicates that UltrOZ™ therapy can have a noticeable effect on some cases after approximately 1 hour. However, it is strongly recommended that treatment be at least 3 hours and extended to 5 or 6 hours.

What is the best treatment time?

Research indicates that UltrOZ™ therapy can have a noticeable effect on some cases after approximately 1 hour. However, it is strongly recommended that treatment be at least 3 hours and extended to 5 or 6 hours.

Can I really leave this unattended?

Absolutely. Treatment is preset to a safe level and cannot be modified. Multiple fail-safes are built into UltrOZ to prevent safety issues such as overheating or lack of sufficient ultrasound gel. If you have concerns that the wrap may not be adequately secured to the treatment area, supplement the wrap with vet or polo wrap.

Can this be used on humans?

UltrOZ Elite is not FDA approved for use on humans. Human clinical trials are currently ongoing.

Is this system prescribed by a Veterinarian?

Many veterinarians recommend the use of UltrOZ Elite to aid in healing, however a prescription is not required to purchase or use the system.

Do I need to shave or clip the treatment area?

Yes, hair reduces the ability of the ultrasound waves to get into the body. A complete shave is not required, but hair should at least be clipped short. Use plenty of ultrasound gel and ensure that the area under the applicator face is thoroughly saturated with gel.

Common Issues

There is a red spot directly under the applicator when I take it off. Is that harmful?

Generally no. Increased blood circulation from the therapy will naturally cause more blood to flow under the surface of the applicator which in turn causes the skin to turn more red than the surrounding skin. However, to ensure safety turn the device on, wait 10 minutes, and then check the applicator with your hand to see if the applicator face becomes hot to the touch. If so, discontinue treatment and contact your local UltrOZ representative as the device may not be operating correctly.

I'm having trouble keeping the applicator in place during treatment. It shifts when the horse moves.

The UltrOZ™ neoprene wraps included with the product are designed to allow you to pull the wrap as tight as possible without risk of hurting the animal or causing additional injury. If the applicator disk is moving, it is likely because the wrap is not tight enough. Try tightening the wrap. If that doesn't work, shift the location of the applicator to an area nearby where it easier to get a firm contact from the wrap. Remember that the ultrasound waves treat a larger area than just the applicator diameter, so placing nearby is also effective. If problem continues to occur, only apply treatment when the horse is at stall rest and use vetwrap to suppliment the neoprene wraps.

Applicator face becomes hot to the touch during operation.

Discontinue treatment and contact the UltrOZ local representative

General

Who is using this system?

UltrOZ Elite is currently being used by veterinarians, owners, trainers, riders, and athletic teams. Early users include Hagyard Equine Hospital, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Cornell University Equine Hospital, and the Cornell Polo Team. Please visit Team UltrOZ link for more information on our team.

Does the horse feel anything?

The horse will likely feel a slight warming sensation and a pain reduction. No vibrations, shocks, or other uncomfortable sensations will emanate from the UltrOZ Elite applicator.

How is this different from Laser, magnetic or Electrical therapies?

Ultrasonic therapy is completely different from light, magnetic, or electrical therapies. Unlike most other therapies on the market, ultrasound penetrates deeply with a continuous compression wave. This wave is responsible for the increased heat, circulation, flexibility, and cellular activity in the area.

Does UltrOZ Elite reduce pain?

Yes, one of the first reported effects of the treatment when used on humans is pain reduction. While it is difficult to measure pain reduction in a horse, case studies showed reduced lameness and increased perceived comfort in the majority of horses receiving treatment with this system.

Maintenance

How long will the battery last?

A fully charged battery will last 5-6 hours on average.

Can this get wet?

UltrOZ Elite systems are water resistant, but not water proof. Devices should never be submerged in liquid. However, the system will operate correctly within damp environments, especially when used with the specially engineered neoprene wraps provided with the UltrOZ Elite system.

How should I clean this?

Never use alcohol, bleach, or cleaning chemicals with UltrOZ Elite system. Use a damp cloth and soapy water to clean the applicator face and the treatment area. Never leave ultrasound gel on the area of treatment for longer than 12 consecutive hours. This can often lead to skin irritation.

How do I recharge this?

Use the UltrOZ Elite recharge that comes with the system. UltrOZ Elite recharges like a cell phone. Plug the recharger adapter into a U.S. wall socket and recharge the system for approximately 2 hours. The adapter light will turn green when the system is fully recharged.

How long does it take to recharge the battery?

Approximately 2 hours. The recharging adapter light will turn green when the system is fully recharged.

Can I use my other rechargers for this device?

The UltrOZ™ device uses Lithium Ion batteries which have specific voltage and charging requirements. Only use the recharger supplied for use with the UltrOZ™ device when recharging.

Warranty and Coverage

What happens if my horse breaks the device?

All UltrOZ Elite systems come with a two (2) year manufacturer's warranty for internal defects and battery, but does not cover breakage during normal use. An annual full service warranty is offered for $249.00. Purchasers can sign up for this coverage at the time of the initial purchase. If you have the warranty, any and all breaks are covered. Register your device online to receive an RMA number specific to your device. Ship the device back to UltrOZ and make sure to place the RMA number on the outside of the box (this is critical! Boxes without the RMA number will not be processed). Once received, we will ship you a replacement unit. If you do not have a full service warranty breaks caused by normal use are not covered. The UltrOZ Elite One (1) year warranty only covers internal defects and the battery.

What do I do if the unit stops working?

If the unit stops working and there is no apparent break in the casing or wiring, the system should be covered by the one (1) year manufacturer's warranty. Register your device online to receive an RMA number specific to your device. Ship the device back to UltrOZ and make sure to place the RMA number on the outside of the box (this is critical! Boxes without the RMA number will not be processed). Once received, we will ship you a replacement unit

What kind of warranty does this have?

All UltrOZ Elite systems come with a one (1) year manufacturer's warranty for internal defects and battery, but this warranty does not cover breakage during normal use. An annual full service warranty is offered for $249.00 which covers the unit for all breaks. This warranty does NOT cover lost or stolen systems. Purchasers can sign up for this coverage at the time of purchasing the system.