TitleLaser therapy in the horse: histopathologic response.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsKaneps, AJ, Hultgren, BD, Riebold, TW, Shires, GM
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Date Published1984 Mar
KeywordsWounds and Injuries

Surgical incisions were made in the skin and superficial digital flexor tendons in horses. A low intensity laser therapy device was used to treat the limbs. After laser therapy was completed, skin and superficial digital flexor tendons from incised laser-irradiated, incised-control, and nonincised-control limbs were compared microscopically. Qualitative differences between laser irradiated and nonirradiated tissues were not found. The laser therapy device used in this study may be of insufficient power to affect wound healing.