EQUINE LASER THERAPY DEVICES FOR HORSES USING PORTABLE LASEREX 3000 AND POWERLASER PRO AND BASIC MACHINES FOR HOME AND PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
Horses can be treated with laser therapy, a treatment method that is being used increasingly by veterinarians, different types of equine practitioners, such as equine physical therapists and equine massage therapists, as well as private horse owners who wish to shorten the duration of an injury or illness in their horse.
Choose from a variety of SAFE, EASY-TO-USE, PORTABLE, Cold Laser Therapy Equine Lasers. Horse lasers are now better than ever before, with more power, more treatment options and easier to use by the average person. Quickly alleviate pain and inflammation, ease Arthritis, joint and spine issues. With horses there are many different indications for treatment with laser. They are prized and coveted by horse trainers of sport and show horses due to increased performance and accelerated recovery.Below you will find a generous selection of cold laser therapy devices for horse treatment applications.
Helps with Tendon & Ligament Injuries, Wounds, Spinal, Hoof, Shin, Back & Joint Pain Issues
We Have 7 Equine Lasers from 2 Top Laser Manufacturers to Choose From:
Horses have extensor and flexor tendons, located on the front and back of the fore and hind limbs. Tendon injuries occur fairly often in horses. Horse health can become compromised when it is injured or in persistent pain. A veterinarian can use an ultrasound scanning device to diagnose tendon injuries. Cold lasers can be effectively used with great results for a wide range of issues from spine, bone and skeletal issues to soft tissues, inflammation reduction and impressive wound healing to name just a few applications. Cold Laser Therapy Equine Devices are used directly over compromised body systems to support rapid healing, pain relief and reduction of inflammatory conditions including Arthritis.
Most horse tendon ailments occur in the flexor tendons:
- Superficial digital flexor tendon
- Deep digital flexor tendon
- Suspensory ligament
- Check ligaments
Re. item 1: If the superficial digital flexor tendon is swollen, the limb will have a bow on the back side. This is called a bowed tendon. Lameness may be present and can vary from slight to severe. In most cases, this injury is seen in the fore limb in galloping, jumping, and dressage horses while the injury most often occurs in the hind limb in trotter, driving, and work horses.
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Re. item 2: If disease occurs in the deep digital flexor tendon, the limb will be diffusely swollen and lameness may also be present and can vary from slight to severe. Pictured here is an example of laser treatment of the deep digital flexor tendon in a Horse. The Equine Laser being used in this picture is the PowerLaser Basic 1500, which is an awesome laser featuring adjustable power from 300-1500mW at the most effective wavelength of 808 nm. There is also an upgraded even more powerful model available for people who want all the bells and whistles. It’s called the PowerLaser Pro 1500.
Re. item 3: If disease occurs in the suspensory ligament, the limb will also be swollen and the horse may be lame to different degrees.
Re. item 4: If the check ligaments are injured, the degree of lameness can vary. It is not possible to describe this in a short and precise manner, however, in the acute state, the horse will generally show signs of lameness and pain. When you touch and push on an area where the tendon is swollen, the horse will show signs of pain. These are the obvious locations to apply the healing, soothing, pain relieving, inflammation reducing cold laser therapy treatment.
More powerful lasers work faster per treatment point and the larger 3 diode cluster head laser models cover more surface area.
Single diode laser models are ideal for pin point pain, acupoint and trigger point therapy. Excellent many issues.
Cold Laser Treatment is painless to the horse, easy to apply for the user and the results are tried and true with decades of proven success.
Equine Back Pain
Lower back problems that result in a lowering of the horse’s ability to perform are very common. These issues can be found in the bones, spine and/or the horse’s muscle structure.
With back pain, horses can often benefit from laser therapy because the laser stimulates the natural healing response. Cold laser therapy soothes and heals muscle injuries, reduces and relaxes tensions, and loosens up the muscle so the transfer of blood is more effective and the muscles are able to absorb nutrients and discard waste products more easily.
Equine Wound Healing with the PowerLaser
Laser therapy is especially suitable for treating wounds. Laser therapy accelerates the coagulation and consequently assists in quicker wound healing and also often reduces the scar tissue that follows. Generally, the sooner a wound is cleaned and treated with the cold laser light, the lower the risk of infection and the faster the wound tends to heal. It accelerates granulation of the wound and destroys bacteria that would further complicate the injury.
Talking about laser therapy for the treatment of wounds in horses, professional Fox Trotter trainer Kenneth Nielsen says:
“Most horses develop a wound at some point, in the stable or during training/running. If you treat the wound with laser therapy, at a distance with a sweeping motion, any skepticism about the effects of the laser will disappear. It’s obvious that the healing is significantly faster”.
In fact, wounds were one of the earliest indications for laser therapy, which was discovered by coincidence during animal testing.
Equine Hoof Thrush
Thrush is an infection in the hoof of a horse, in the region of the frog. It occurs when the horse is standing in very moist conditions, in their stable or paddock. It can be avoided by regularly keeping the hoofs clean and dry.
If the horse still develops thrush, the condition can be stopped in the early stages with laser treatment. We have seen examples where thrush has subsided within just a couple of days. Laser therapy activates an innate healing response. In this picture, a horse is being treated for thrush with a PowerLaser Basic 1500.
Choosing a Laser for Horses
Which laser should you choose for treating horses?
Many people think they need a device in the $20,000 range to help their horse via laser therapy, but that really is not necessary. You need a laser that is powerful enough to treat the muscle structure of your horse and one that can also be turned down for treating wounds and superficial tendons with inflammation. With a Class 3B laser, you are sure to get a laser that is meant for therapeutic treatment, with no risk of harming your horse. For the treatment of horses we recommend a PowerLaser Basic 1500 or PowerLaser PRO 1500 or the Multi Diode Laserex 3000 or Laserex 3000 Dual Head.