Dubai uses extreme cold cryotherapy to treat racehorses in world first

A horse undergoes a cryotherapy session, which surrounds its body in cold nitrogen mist, at the Zabeel Racing Stables in Dubai, UAE August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Satish Kumar

DUBAI (Reuters) – In the searing summer heat of Dubai, some of the world’s top racehorses are being swathed in freezing nitrogen mist to boost their performance. Cryotherapy, which surrounds the body in a mist as cold as -140°C, has been used for decades on athletes to aid recovery and in medicine. A Dubai-based company, […]

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