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Jazzy- Meriden Humane Society

December 7, 2017

Before and After 5.13.17

Before and After 5.23.17

June 9, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 9-years of age, Jazzy had been bred repeatedly, spent most of her life in a basement and probably had never seen a veterinarian. She was rescued by the Meriden Humane Society in Connecticut in May 2017.

When rescued, Jazzy had a gaping wound on the side of her head. Chronic ear infections and allergies had resulted in an abscess that ruptured leaving a large, open wound as depicted in the images dated 5/6/2017.  Jazzy was given antibiotics from the veterinarian to help fight the infection.

On 5/10/2017, Jazzy commenced laser therapy treatments using the following protocol:

– Use one layer of Saran wrap over the open wound when treating to prevent the spread of any bacteria
– 2 joules per spot for the open wound
– 4 beeps per spot for the ears and the tissue surrounding the open wound

Repeat daily. 

Within 1-week, the wound had decreased in inflammation and size (photo dated 5/13/17)

Within 2-weeks, the wound was almost closed (photo dated 5/23/17)

By 5 weeks, the wound was fully closed and fur was growing back (photo dated 6/9/2017)

By July 11, 2017, Jazzy had found her new forever home!

Jazzy at her new forever home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laser & PEMF / Suspensory Ligament

January 18, 2016

Presentment: 10-year old dressage horse with desmitis at the origin of Suspensory Ligament.

Treatment: Treatment 3x week with laser for 8 weeks (24 total treatments), Luminex Ultra 5W probe (808nm), dosage was 6 joules/cm.sq for first 4 weeks, 8 joules/cm.sq. for last 2 weeks.

This horse was also treated 3x weekly (24 total treatments) with Maxi Pulse PEMF legging for 30 minutes each treatment. PEMF therapy continues twice weekly for conditioning and maintenance.

Results: Horse was evaluated by thermography, and again 25 days later. Note how the inflammation pointed at the arrow is gone. Horse returned to competition (show jumping), and owners reported no recurrence of the condition as of December 2015.

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Dr. Solange Mikail, DVM
Sao Paolo, BR
September 2015

PEMF / Equine Bone Cyst

January 18, 2016

Case Study Courtesy of Dr. Heitor Scholl, DVM, Sao Paolo, BR. (July, 2015)

Presentment: 3 year old mare with a bone cyst on the medial femoral epicondyle. Mild to moderate pain, cyst appeared 2 months prior, was large and was non-responsive to traditional treatment. Owner’s daughter unable to ride her favorite horse.

Treatment: Respond Maxi-Pulse legging was applied for 60 minutes a day, 5 times a week.

Results: After 9 weeks, the cyst had greatly reduced in size and pain was reduced such that horse could be ridden normally.

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Bone Cyst After 60 Days                                     Bone Cyst First Day After Surgery                      PEMF Wrap During Treatment

 

Dr. Heitor Scholl, DVM
Sao Paolo, BR
July 2015

Use of Respond 2400XL Laser to Treat Head Wound on Screech Owl

December 10, 2015

June 12, 2008, juvenile male screech owl found hyperthermic, nearly drowned in a pond. Scalp lacerated, maggot infested, left eye closed and maggot infested, right hock edematous. June 13 exam by DVM found lacerations on scalp believed due to predator attack. Scalp from eyes to caudal portion of skull removed due to injury and infestation. Viability of site was questionable. Left globe intact, no blood, infestation cleaned and treated for conjunctivitis. Oral Baytril, topical Ciprofloxin, and Flurbiprofen given; diluted Chlorahexidine applied to wound. Photo taken June 16, 2008, three days post surgery.

  • Photo taken 6/16/08, 3 days post surgery

  • Photo taken 6/18/08 (two laser treatments)

  • Photo taken 10/10/08

Rehabilitation and Therapy Protocol-Initial
Due to concern that tissue would become necrotic, low level laser therapy was initiated. Dosage of 1 J/cm2 was delivered (F1) with 2400XL laser, 500mW probe, total treatment six to eight joules, once daily. Treatments 6/13, 6/14, 6/20, 6/21/2008 (four treatments). June 20, 2008 DVM rechecked patient, tissue on dorsum dry and healthy, no necrosis, left eye resolved.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Protocol-Extended
Consensus among Doctors regarding total wound closure and feather follicle regrowth was mixed. Additional low level laser treatments were ordered to close the wound and stimulate follicle re-growth. Over next two months, additional therapy administered on four occasions, 7/5 and 7/6/2008 and 9/11 and 9/12/2008 using above protocol. In September, the owl’s minor moult revealed pinfeathers in lacerated area and on eyelids.

Follow-up assessment
Due to re-growth of feathers, decision to overwinter the patient and allow full moult in 2009 to increase survival potential. The Respond Laser worked very well to expedite healing of the scalp laceration, but also appeared to stimulate feather re-growth in area with severe damage to follicles. The owl did not become stressed because of the speed of the laser treatments.

 

Photos and Case Study courtesy  
of Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center
Contact DM Testa , LVT, CCRP