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IR and He-Ne laser in the treatment of wounds and painful disorders in horses and in dogs
Author(s): Ermes Canavesio; Emanuela Casiraghi; Danilo Codazza
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Paper Abstract

To evaluate the therapeutic applications of laser, 3 dogs and 26 horses were selected for the treatment of skin lesions, and 1 dog and 16 horses for analgesic treatment. The equipment used consisted of either red or infrared light laser apparatuses modified in order to increase the manageability and the power of the instrument. It was observed that He-Ne laser allowed a more rapid restitutio ad integrum with a lesser amount of J/cm2 and so apparatuses were advantageous for the treatment of fistolous tracts complicated by abscess formation. In fact, by using sterilizable optical fibers, it was possible to reach the deeper parts of the tract. When considering the rapidity of the healing process of different body areas, the withers seems to necessitate the longest period of time to recover. Infrared laser is best used for pain relief and satisfactory results were observed without resting the animals. Significant and beneficial effects from laser therapy are obtained after 7 - 10 days of therapy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2671, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI, (17 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.240006
Show Author Affiliations
Ermes Canavesio, Veterinary Army Service (Italy)
Emanuela Casiraghi, Veterinary Surgeon (Italy)
Danilo Codazza, Univ. degli Studi di Milano (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2671:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems VI
C. Thomas Vangsness; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Graham M. Watson; R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson; Royice B. Everett; Douglas E. Ott; Reza S. Malek; Rodney A. White; Lloyd P. Tate; Aaron P. Perlmutter, Editor(s)

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