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  • Cold laser for equine suspensory
  • Cold laser therapy for suspensory ligament injuries in horses

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    09-15-2012, 01:47 PM
cold laser?

My guy is on the DL with a medial suspensory injury in his foreleg. It's causing mild lameness and he's on limited turnout with wrapping and such at the moment as we're trying to get the swelling down. I had him ultrasounded on Tuesday, and the vet said no riding at all until he gets ultrasounded again in 4-6 weeks, and we'll have to decide then.

While I miss riding him like crazy, I want this thing to heal as well as possible. My chiro has just suggested cold laser therapy. I'm having a hard time getting good info on that off the web - most of the stuff I've seen is promotional materials from the laser vendors and it's not any better than advertising.

Anyone here used cold laser therapy for suspensory injuries themselves? Or seen it used on someone else's horse? Any point to this? I can afford it, but I want to make sure that I'm putting my money in to something that is likely to help.
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    09-15-2012, 02:30 PM
If it's the same thing as this, Equinix Photonic Torch Equinix (Health Care - Instruments) I know my trainer gets good results.
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    09-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Originally Posted by aforred    
If it's the same thing as this, Equinix Photonic Torch Equinix (Health Care - Instruments) I know my trainer gets good results.
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What kind of results? Is it mainly pain relief? Or does it speed healing?
    09-15-2012, 03:46 PM
Both. The kinesiologist recommended it to her, and she uses it when her horses have any kind of pain, mostly muscular, but also tendons and ligaments. She uses it in conjunction with traditional therapies and chiro/body work.
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    09-15-2012, 06:49 PM

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