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An Evaluation Of The Effects Of The Low Energy Laser On Bowed Tendons In Horses
Author(s): L. S. McKibbin
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Paper Abstract

Bowed tendons in the horse can greatly hinder it's racing career. A pulsed, 904 nm, infrared GaAs laser, peak power 2 watts, averaging .4 mW, 10 diodes per head, was used in reducing the area of the bowed tendon. This treatment proved to capacitate the horse for better race performance. Before application of the laser the wound area was shaved. A cast of playdoe was formed over the affected area. The cast was then removed and spread over a sheet of paper which consisted of a drawing of a grid in square centimeters. The squares were then counted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937349
Show Author Affiliations
L. S. McKibbin, Wheatley Hall Farm Limited (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0712:
Lasers in Medicine
Stephen N. Joffe; John A. Parrish, Editor(s)

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