Suspensory ligament injury with swelling

CONDITION PRESENTED:
Gamble, a 9-year-old gelding presented 4 weeks after sustaining an initial injury. An ultrasound examination revealed a severely thickened digital sheath, with a disrupted enlarged lateral digital band of the superficial digital flexor tendon. Gamble was 5/5 lame when presented for treatment and the affected area was swollen and painful.

DURATION OF PHOTIZO TREATMENT:
Phototherapy was done once a day using the Tissue Trauma protocol.

TREATMENT PERFORMED:
Treatment and case study was done by Vetlight in Pretoria.

CONDITION AFTER PHOTIZO:
After 3 phototherapy sessions the swelling had gone done considerably, flexion of the joint was better and he showed no pain on deep palpation of the affected area. After only 5 phototherapy sessions the horse was sound and showed no lameness or pain at all.