Premier Equine offers horse laser therapy as one of our mobile treatment options in the Lemont area. Equine athletes in particular are more prone to injuries, and laser therapy can be a great benefit to them. Here’s a look at this service, what it does, and how it can be used to treat your horses.
How Horse Laser Therapy Works
To treat an animal with laser therapy, the veterinarian applies a low-intensity laser beam on tissues in an injured area using a handheld wand. The laser causes damaged tissue or muscle cells to speed up their regrowth, through a process called photobiomodulation. A session can be completed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, or longer if more areas on the animal’s body require laser therapy. Not every ailment that a horse suffers can be treated with laser therapy, but is a great companion treatment to accompany other medical methods. The treatments can be applied over a period of weeks to manage chronic conditions.
Some of the main benefits of these treatments are that they are non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical. Laser therapy is primarily used for pain management in horses. It’s been proven as a perfectly safe treatment method if applied properly by a trained veterinarian. There have also been numerous clinical studies over the years showing that this therapy really works. The treatments speed up the recovery process in certain types of injuries and ailments, and work as a pain management method that does not require dosing the horse with medications that can have side effects.
Uses for Horse Laser Therapy
There is a broad range of equine injuries that can benefit from laser therapy treatments. Every individual case is unique, obviously, but here are some of the main uses in which these treatments may be recommended:
- Soft tissue injuries or wounds
- Degenerative joint disease
- Capped elbow
- Torn tendons or ligaments
- Kissing spine
- Neurological injuries
- Superficial flexor tendon
- Stifle injuries
- Tying up
- SI pain
Contact Premier Equine about Horse Laser Therapy Treatment
Horse laser therapy works in many cases to help an animal heal and recover faster from injuries, surgeries, wounds, and more. If your horse has been injured or is showing any signs of pain, give us a call at Premier Equine to schedule a mobile appointment. We’ll come to you, and laser therapy might be one of the treatment options we provide.
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