Regardless of the condition being treated, a thorough and comprehensive documentation of medical care and patient response are a crucial part of the patient’s daily record (PDR). Yet, lack of complete documentation is one of the most common oversights in medical care. Although sometimes easier said than done, this oversight can be easily be prevented [...]

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Next to its unique characteristics allowing patient stress, fear, and pain to be reduced, photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) also has the ability to be utilized as an adjunct to standard of care for a myriad of conditions affecting species ranging from the smallest avian to the biggest elephant. PBMT offers us not only a noninvasive and [...]

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NEWARK, DE – October 12, 2017 — In an average year, Worldwide Veterinary Service provides desperately needed veterinary care to 150,000 animals around the world. In an effort to support the incredible work of this highly respected organization, Companion Animal Health has partnered with WVS to provide laser therapy treatment to patients at their International [...]

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Austin, Texas, September 18, 2017 – Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, FASTVet.com Companion Animal Health, and Oncura Partners Diagnostics, today announced that they will host the First Annual International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Symposium (IVPOCUS), October 31 through November 2, 2017 in Austin, TX.
This Symposium will be the kick-off event to launch the formation of the International [...]

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Newark, DE – September 13, 2017 – Enrollment is now open for an unprecedented educational course, designed specifically to give general veterinary practices access to the tools required to meet the need for expanded osteoarthritis treatment options in companion animals.
Osteoarthritis, a leading cause of many mobility issues in geriatric patients, combined with physiologic changes from [...]

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NEWARK, DE, September 5, 2017 — Companion Animal Health is proud to announce they are one of the newest members of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. Following the opening of a regional office in Lee’s Summit, MO, the Corridor officially welcomed Companion to join the ranks of over 300 animal health companies, that together [...]

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When utilizing therapy laser units, ocular protection is the primary safety concern. Exposure to the eye is at the top of a short list of contraindications for photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT). While this medical modality is not applicable to this physical structure, it is of great value for a myriad of conditions affecting other parts of [...]

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Physical Exam
Performing a systematic physical examination and visual observation of the patient’s mobility will provide an initial assessment on where the potential issue(s) may exist. A thorough orthopedic exam allows for palpation of the limbs and joints while moving them through their range of motion to draw attention to changes within the tissue and help [...]

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Currently, professional human athletes are benefiting from the use of laser (photobiomodulation) therapy delivery platforms. In fact, more and more professional sport franchises and Olympic teams are utilizing this modality to not only treat performance-related injuries, but to enable improved performance while minimizing potential tissue damage.
There is a growing number of performance athletes in the canine [...]

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Previously, we have looked at a general treatment approach, as well as treatment frequency for acute conditions in particular. Here, we will look further into treating chronic conditions. As opposed to acute conditions where our goal is resolution, the goal in treating chronic conditions is essentially to prevent an active decline with an incurable condition.
A [...]

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