Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in horse are clinical conditions characterized by pain and sounds of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Symptoms include radiating jaw pain, difficulty opening and closing the mouth and head tossing, especially when pressure is applied with a bit or hackamore, cribbing, ear sensitivity, difficulty taking or wearing a bit, difficulty with certain leads or gaits. Cold laser therapy or Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for TMJ Pain is the non-invasive and drugless way of Healing.
The laser treatment has been shown to stimulate tissue repair while minimizing swelling and inflammation. Laser treatment for the horse can reduce pain and discomfort associated with TMJ in the horse.
We have appreciated our friends and client Ms Lisa's review of the TMJ pain on the horse, Lisa is the owner of Optimum Equine Services in Glen Rose,TX. They supply the total equine bodywork, laser therapy, thermal imaging & Rehab.
I used laser 5 min on the side with deviation on high power pulsed. Moving the laser over all the auricular muscles & the masseter muscle. 5 minutes on med power pulse on the other side of the horse.
One treatment released the tight muscles that were pulling it off center, handheld laser therapy device has the great effect for tmj pain in horse, we have many clients they used the handheld laser device treat the tmj pain in horse by themself, it is very easy to use, painless, and good effect.