Equine laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or lesions, to improve wound/soft tissue healing and give relief, for both acute and chronic pain. It is now officially referred to as (Low Level Laser Therapy) LLLT.

Equipment and Training

Equi- Laser a small hand held portable device powered using a single 9 volt alkaline battery or mains electricity. The laser equipment can be bought or hired direct from Equi-Laser. www.equi-laser.co.uk

Equine Thor Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), a Cold Laser for horses. Equipment to buy or hire. THOR provide a treatment manual with pictures and step-by-step instructions on how to treat. They also offer a training course. www.equinethor.com

Therapists

www.moulton.ac.uk The Moulton College Equine Therapy Centre provides a variety of treatments and services (rehabilitation, laser and spa therapy) to promote and assist the recovery of client’s horses in a purpose built facility located at the Pitsford Centre, Moulton College, Moulton, Northampton.

At Rose Farm Equine they specialise in Equine Bowen Technique, Healing Laser Therapy and Equine Rehabilitation. Situated at Rose Farm, Catcott near Bridgwater, Somerset. www.rosefarmequine.co.uk

Mark Bruin offers cold laser therapy, a well established procedure for speeding up healing and giving effective non drug induced pain relief. Based in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Phone Mark for more information: 01484603907 www.lisabruin.com

Helen Thornton uses cold laser therapy, sports massage, Bowen therapy, and manipulation depending on your horse’s problem. Helen is based in North Lincs, covering all UK racing yards and competition horses. Phone: 07947623923 or visit www.helenthornton.com

Recommended Reading

The New Equine Sports Therapy ~ Mimi Porter

Covers Magnotherapy, Ultrasound and Laser Therapy

Equine Wound Management (contains informative chapter on the use of laser treatment for wounds) ~ By Ted S. Stashak DVM

Equine Laser Surgery ~ By Kenneth Sullins (out of print)