Equine Injuries

Cold Laser Therapy

Cold Laser Therapy is increasingly being used to treat injured horses, whether they be racehorses, Standard bred or those used in equestrian events.

Veterinarians, owners and trainers world-wide recognize the positive benefits of using Low Level Laser Therapy such as the VetLaser 3000 to quicken the healing process in a natural, drug-free way.

Ligament and Tendon Injuries

Tendon injuries are common in horses, particularly the flexor and extensor regions.  These are located on the back and front areas of the hind and fore limbs of a horse.

Flexor tendons are commonly injured by horses as well suspensory ligaments. The visible symptoms swollen limbs along with lameness in the horse.  This is where cold laser therapy is ideal to treat the injured area.

The VetLaser 3000 penetrates deep into the injured tendon, providing rapid pain relief and accelerated healing.

 

Wound healing

Laser therapy is suitable for treating wounds. Laser therapy assists with quickening the time the wound takes to heal and also lessens scar tissue that would subsequently forms. Wounds on horses increase the risk of infections occurring, hence the use of laser therapy to heal and close the wound is recommended.

Visible red lasers such as in the 660nm wavelength range are used for wound healing.

Back pain

This is a common condition found in horses often caused by stiff muscles. Class 3B laser therapy is used to loosen muscle tension, encouraging blood flow to the damaged tissue and providing pain relief.

Cluster Head versions of the VetLaser 3000 are used for this condition as the head covers a large treatment area per application.

Laser therapy is a safe, effective drug-free treatment modality with no side effects.

Other uses for cold laser therapy on horses include:

  • Joint Conditions
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon and Ligament Tears
  • Stifle Injury
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • As well as many more…