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The Uses of a Class IV Therapy Laser to Veterinary

A Class IV therapy laser is a device that can be used to treat animals with pain or injury. It has been shown to help reduce the amount of medication needed for chronic conditions, relieve minor aches and pains, and decrease recovery time after surgery.  There are many different types of lasers, but Class IV […]
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Photobiomodulation: Implications for Pain Relief in Veterinary Medicine…and Beyond!

Laser therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM) continues to provide solutions/options for many intractable conditions. With September’s focus on pain, we wanted to highlight PBM’s analgesic effects.  The emphasis on managing pain in our veterinary patients has increased substantially especially in the last 8-10 years. Pain causes clinically relevant behavioral and physiologic changes which are detrimental to […]
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Treating Degenerative Myelopathy with Laser Therapy

Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is an incurable, chronic, progressive, neurologic disease that causes hind limb weakness and eventually leads to complete paralysis. Also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy, it is similar in many ways to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The exact cause is unknown but a hereditary predisposition has been identified. It is most […]
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Veterinarians Let’s Talk About Laser Therapy Power

By David Bradley, DVM,FASLMS There is nothing inherently good or bad or better or worse about a high-powered vs a low powered laser. It depends on what you want the product to do. Laser light is just a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. It’s interesting to note that nowhere else along this spectrum will you […]
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Laser Use in Veterinary Medicine-Beyond the Introduction

Surgery and PBM are the two biggest areas of laser use by veterinarians. However, there are other areas where lasers have become an integral part of the veterinary armamentarium. Veterinarians, as a rule, tend to be resourceful practitioners. They readily adapt and are willing (and sometimes compelled!) to explore alternative methods to improve the health […]
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