Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: Photobiomodulation

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Laser Therapy in Veterinary Medicine: Photobiomodulation is a complete guide to using therapeutic lasers to treat veterinary patients, focusing on practical information.

  • Offers a comprehensive resource for incorporating therapeutic lasers in veterinary practice
  • Focuses on practical information tailored for the veterinary clinic
  • Written by 37 leading experts in veterinary laser therapy
  • Provides a thorough foundation on this standard-of-care modality
  • Emphasizes clinical applications with a real-world approach

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Part I The History of Laser Therapy

Chapter 1 The History of Laser Therapy
Ronald J. Riegel

Part II The Theory and Science of Laser Therapy

Chapter 2 Fundamental Information
Ronald J. Riegel and John C. Godbold, Jr.

Chapter 3 Laser Physics In Veterinary Medicine
Bryan J. Stephens

Chapter 4 Therapy Laser Safety
Kenneth E. Bartels

Chapter 5 Basic Principles of Photobiomodulation and Its Effects at the Cellular, Tissue, and System Levels
Juanita J. Anders, Ann Kobiela Ketz, and Xingjia Wu

Part III Practical Applications of Laser Therapy

Chapter 6 General Principles of Laser therapy
Jeffrey J. Smith

Chapter 7 Contraindications, Special Considerations, and Precautions
John C. Godbold and Ronald J. Riegel

Part IV Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Companion Animals

Chapter 8 Pain Management
Jennifer F. Johnson

Chapter 9 Intra and Postoperative Laser Therapy
Steven Buijs and John C. Godbold, Jr

Chapter 10 Wounds
David S. Bradley

Chapter 11 Dermatological and Non-Musculoskeletal Soft Tissue Conditions
Daniel M. Core and John C. Godbold, Jr.

Chapter 12 Snake Bites
Barbara R. Gores

Chapter 13 Musculoskeletal Disorders and Osteoarthritis
Lisa A. Miller

Chapter 14 Upper and Lower Respiratory Conditions
Ray A. Arza

Chapter 15 Oral Conditions
Ray A. Arza

Chapter 16 Abdominal Conditions
Richard L. Godine

Chapter 17 Neurological Conditions
Richard L. Godine

Chapter 18 Laser Therapy for the Geriatric Patient
Erin O'Leary

Chapter 19 Feline Specific Conditions
Jennifer O. Lavallee and James Olson

Part V Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Canine Sports Medicine

Chapter 20 Laser Therapy for the Canine Athlete
Debra Canapp

Chapter 21 Discipline Specific Canine Sports Medicine Applications
Deborah M. Gross

Part VI Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Companion Animal Rehabilitation

Chapter 22 Laser Therapy and Multimodal Postoperative Rehabilitation
Jeffrey J. Smith

Chapter 23 Laser Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation
Matt Brunke

Chapter 24 Laser Therapy and MultiModal Performance Maintenance
Deborah M. Gross

Chapter 25 Laser Therapy and Geriatric Rehabilitation
Dianne Adjan Logan

VII Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Exotic Animals

Chapter 26 Laser Therapy for Exotic Small Mammals
Jörg Mayer and Robert D. Ness

Chapter 27 Laser Therapy for Birds
Robert D. Ness and Jörg Mayer

Chapter 28 Laser Therapy for Reptiles
Jörg Mayer and Robert D. Ness

Chapter 29 Laser Therapy for Aquatic Species
Donald W. Stremme

Chapter 30 Zoological Applications of Laser Therapy
Liza Ivana Dadone and Tara Harrison

VIII Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Equine Practice

Chapter 31 Fundamentals of Equine Laser Therapy
Ronald J. Riegel

Chapter 32 Administering Laser Therapy to the Equine Patient
Ronald J. Riegel

Chapter 33 Laserpuncture for the Equine Patient
Ronald J. Riegel

Chapter 34 Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Equine Wounds
Ronald J. Riegel

Chapter 35 Laser Therapy and Equine Performance Maintenance
Sean Redman

Chapter 36 Laser Therapy and Multimodal Equine Rehabilitation
Brenda S. McDuffee

Chapter 37 High Intensity Laser Therapy for the Equine Patient
Damiano Fortuna

Part IX Clinical Applications of Laser Therapy in Food Animal Practice

Chapter 38 Laser Therapy in Food Animal Practice
Julie Gard

Part X Laser Therapy and Alternative and Regenerative Therapies

Chapter 39 Laser Therapy and Acupuncture
Carolina Medina

Chapter 40 Laser Therapy in Veterinary Regenerative Medicine
Debra Canapp

Part IX Integrating Laser Therapy into Veterinary Medicine

Chapter 41 Successful Implementation and Marketing of Laser Therapy
Diane J. Miller

Chapter 42 The Role of Veterinary Technicians and Nurses in Laser Therapy
Renaud Houyoux and Laura Kortelainen

Chapter 43 Return on the Investment in a Therapy Laser
David J. Fenoglio

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