Assessment of Vein Diameter and Body Surface Temperature after High-Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) on the Tarsal Joint in Healthy Horses
Maria Godlewska , Maria Soroko , Paulina Zielińska
AbstractThe aim of the study was to assess the influence of high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) on vein diameterand on body surface temperature changes in the tarsal joint area in a group of clinically healthy race-horses. The hypothesis of the study was that HILT increases vein diameter and body surface temperaturein healthy tissue. The study involved 16 Thoroughbreds being subjected to ultrasonographic examinationto assess changes of diameter of the cranial branch of the medial saphenous vein and thermographicexamination to indicate temperature change of the dorsal surface of the tarsal joint, just before andimmediately after HILT treatment. Vein diameter and mean surface temperature of the tarsal jointsignificantly increased after HILT treatment. In addition, the study was thefirst to describe the photo-thermal effect of HILT in healthy horses. More studies are necessary to specify the parameters of theprocedure, that is, wavelength, energy density, or time of the procedure, depending on the patient’sindividual characteristics and type of tissue.
|Journal series||Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, ISSN 0737-0806, e-ISSN 1542-7412, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
|Keywords in English||Racehorse, Tarsal joint, High-intensity laser therapy, Ultrasound, Body surface temperature|
|Score||= 70.0, 15-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.759; : 2018 = 0.927 (2) - 2018=0.993 (5)|
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