Although few members of the public or equestrian community realizes it yet, veterinarians know that Equine Laser Therapy is one of the most effective new treatments for a variety of painful conditions in horses. What makes Equine Laser Therapy so cutting edge? Because it allows veterinarians to treat and heal horses without cutting. That’s why this surgery and drug-free technique is quickly becoming standard in the finest stables and large animal veterinary clinics all over the country.
For Horse Owners – How Does Laser Therapy Work?
Painless Laser Therapy allows veterinarians and horse owners to harness advanced laser energy to produce a photo-chemical response in damaged equine tissues. This helps treat chronic pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, and help horses recover from debilitating conditions so they can get back on their hooves faster than ever. And the faster they get back out, the faster their overall health will improve.
What kind of tissue, joint, and vertebral column injuries is Equine Laser Therapy used for?
The newest version of this technology, Class IV Laser Therapy, can be used to treat dozens of equine health conditions. Some of its most common applications for horses include:
- Bowed Tendons
- Bucked Shins, Capped Hocks, and Hydroma of the Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Suspensory Disorders
- Tendonitis, Tendosynovitis
- Arthritis, Fractures, Splints
- Cervical Musculature
- Hunter’s Bumps
- Thoracolumbar Musculature, Laminitis, and More
What kind of Equine Lasers are available for Laser Therapy?
Therapy Lasers come in a range of strengths, typically measured in Watts. The laser systems go from smaller 10 and 15 Watt Laser devices to high-energy 60 Watt Laser systems.
For those unfamiliar with the 15 Watt Laser, don’t let the term “laser” intimidate you. These machines may be cutting edge, but the newest Class IV Laser Technology was designed to be user friendly and for optimal mobility. Therefore, the entire 15 Watt Laser usually weighs about eight pounds on average. That way, veterinarians and horse owners can more easily move them around when they are needed. And the best 15 Watt Lasers come with interactive display panels and advanced medical software.
When horses are injured, dangerous standing surgeries and general anesthesia can put their life at risk. But Equine Laser Therapy promotes horse health by treating some of the most common chronic health problems with advanced, non-invasive technology.