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Laser Spotlight on Hot-Spots

Laser Spotlight on Hot-spots/Pyotraumatic /Acute Moist Dermatitis.Image courtesy of  Dr Amy Schnedeker.The opinions expressed here below  are solely those of  Vets1laser.com and not attributable to any other individual.The ever-increasing emphasis on the need to minimize antibiotics use to guard against disturbance of the balance of the skin microbiome-let alone with the global class actions now being brought against manufacturers of certain classes of antimicrobials for humans- means owners are becoming far less likely to comply with administering any antibiotics to their pets. Therefore, we ...

Keep It Smooth. Glide, Don’t Gouge. Part 2:On-Contact

The on-contact technique does not mean you need to 'dent' the patient with the pressure you apply. We have personally applied 1000s of laser sessions to pets with the Vets1laser heads shown, all with  tremendous overall success and yet have never ever needed to apply more than the lightest of contact to achieve treatment success.PBMT is a photochemical process, it is not a physical massage and it is not a physically uncomfortable therapy.The technique is done at a specific rate: not super fast and not hovering over the one site. If you have not been taught about speed, direction and grid lines ...

Safety First: Otherwise, Run Away

The “I’m Not bothered” attitude about the pet wearing eye protection in a laser session is simply not acceptable. This is a Safety Issue: You don’t get to ignore the rules. There are NO situations where it is acceptable for a laser machine to be in use, yet for the animal (or for that matter, any of the humans around that machine) not to be wearing certified protective eye shields. Eye safety is not negotiable. I see far too many social media posts of animals not wearing protective goggles or at least a protective shield.  If the animal doesn’t accept/fit the laser googles-which is very ...

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Keep It Smooth. Glide, Don’t Gouge. Part 1:Off-Contact

Whilst Laser therapy per se doesn’t cause damage or worsen an injury, a human operator with poor technique will do damage.Tissue damage is an operator technique problem. The correct treatment motion is one of scanning the treatment head across an area, not using the head to repeatedly fire on a specific spot.Exacerbation of a joint or disc problem may well be from a heavy-handed operator. We have seen videos of operators looking like they are using the treatment head to plough through the poor pet’s frame. The aim is to Glide, not Gough the treatment head along the treatment area. The primary ...

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Vets1Laser at VetExpo 2023

Vets1laser: Australia’s Only Vet-To-Vet Direct Medical Laser Company!Come See Us Next Month At Booth D62 At The Melbourne 2023 Veterinary Expo.Our Australian veterinary family owned business offers outright purchase options across our range of machines, along with lease purchase options.If you are interested in purchasing a top quality laser machine, then join our growing band of Australian (& European) veterinary users.You will enjoy experiencing our highly qualified Australian Veterinarians share their inter/intra-species variation knowledge to train you and your vet staff in the safest ...

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Why I First Purchased A Veterinary Laser Therapy Machine

Over many years, Dr Aine wrote and published well over 100 clinical articles for Sydney University's Centre for Veterinary Education quarterly publication: Control and Therapy. One of the most popular of these articles was an article documenting Dr Aine's initial decision to investigate and then implement photobiomodulation/laser therapy into her own veterinary practice. Many vets wrote back of their appreciation of being able to access such knowledge that then, in turn, helped them start on their own veterinary laser therapy journey. We have republished the article in full here now and hope a ...

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Ditch the Dress-ups

Ditch the Dress-ups-no matter how cute the patient might look. When it comes to laser therapy, it's all about ditching the patient's drapes, the dressings, and the dress-ups for the duration of the therapy session. The Grothuss-Draper Principle states that only light which is absorbed by a system can bring about a photochemical reaction. Energy directed at the patient's body through the material will be wasted as there are no photoreceptors in the material for a biological effect to be caused by the light. The material may neutralise the light but equally, if the material is metallic or shiny, ...

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Acute Pain is a Vital life-saving Signal: Chronic Pain is a Vindictive life-damaging Signal

Acute Pain is a Vital life-saving Signal: Chronic Pain is a Vindictive life-damaging SignalAs a profession, we must be as exacting as possible to prevent sustained or chronic pain.The  Philosophy of recognising the issues of Neuropathic and/or Chronic pain and working to prevent or re-calibrate the response to prevent chronic pain can be as life-changing and often as life-saving as other therapeutic interventions. We must therefore be proactive and pre-emptive in our application of pain relief.Pain is a multi-step process so Pain relief, therefore, must be multi-modal: but multi-modal must not ...

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Comment on Canine Degenerative Myelopathy Paper

Hi Everyone.I have had a few people ask me my opinion on the Dr Lisa Miller's paper on PBM for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy.The paper, one of many reviewed by Drs Millis & Bergh, was given this accurate if rather terse summary:‘A study of laser use in treating degenerative myelopathy did not have a control group (comparison to a historical control group was used), had other confounding factors that may have influenced the results, and the laser dose used to compare Class III and Class IV lasers was not the same. The risk of bias for the study came in as high.In fairness to the paper, des ...