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Equine Laser Therapy for Flexor Tendon Inflammation and Ligamentitis

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Horse ricing is a long-established equestrian sport that is very popular in many parts of the world such as the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Italy and Scandinavia. Horse fans see that the trainer can make the horses perform very well on the court like a magician, the performance of the horses on the field is undoubtedly excellent, but the body of equine may be affected by diseases that are not known to us. Hereof, we will discuss the common diseases of equines and the effective treatment – equine laser therapy with Class IV therapy laser equipments.


I. Common Equine Diseases Caused by Speed Racing

1) Flexor tendon inflammation:

The pair of forefoot of equine bears 60% of its weight, and the two hind legs bear 40% of its body weight, so flexor tendon inflammation usually appears on the forefoot. Flexor tendonitis is a claudication in which the tendinitis fibers extend or partially break due to an excess of the tendinitis load.

2) Ligamentitis:

The suspensory ligament inflammation is also a more serious injury to the horse, which will make the horses unable to play. The role of the suspensory ligament is mainly to support the ball joint. Severe suspensory ligament inflammation will cause the ball to fall, making the horses severely limp. Acute and severe suspensory ligament inflammation, if suddenly occurs during the game, will tear the entire suspensory ligament and the horse will be pulled…

II. Pain-Free Equine Laser Therapy for Queritis and Ligamentitis Treatment

Laser therapy has been successfully used in animal therapy for about 10 years to help veterinarians to treat various conditions in equines. It can be used as an independent therapy or in combination with other therapies or drugs.

Laser therapy has become an extremely versatile treatment from wounds to the treatment of chronic arthritis and tendinitis, and it is becoming more common in pet hospitals or animal clinics around the world. It supports various treatments of equines:

- Soft tissue injury

- Arthritis

- Tendon and ligament tear

- Nerve injury

- Suspended tears (soft tissue damage)

- Asphyxia

- Sesamoiditis

- Laminitis

- Degenerative joint disease

- pain relief

- Spine issues

- Superficial flexor tendon

- Wounds, etc.

During laser treatment, the light waves safely pass through the tissue layer to enhance cell activity and increase energy prduction. As a result, the blood circulation is improved along with reduced pain and accelerated healing. Various clincal reports showed that the laser treatment can increase the production of collagen, improve the alignment of collagen fibers, and increase the strength of tendon. The laser treatment process nearly brings no pain to the equine. Regular laser treatment enables equine athletes to recover faster and train more actively.

III. Great Significances of Class IV Laser Therapy in Equine Disease Treatment

. Reduces inflammation and pain of equines

. Accelerates tissue repair and cell growth

. Helps wounds healing faster

. Improves vascular activity and metabolic activity

. Improves neurological immune regulation

. Drug-free

equine laser therapy principle

IV. Recommendation of Equine Therapy Laser Equipment – Berylas Medical Laser

For the equine therapy application, we recommend the Dimed Class IV therapy laser which is widely used by veterinarians and surgical specialists. The diode laser of 810nm and 980nm wavelengths can fully meet the equine laser therapy needs. For more details about it, please visit this page.