Case study 1—Holly

The following photographs were taken of a 3 year old filly that ran into a gate. Because of the location of the injury it was not able to be stitched. She had daily laser treatments for the first 5 days and was then treated 3 times a week until the wound healed at day 28.

The wound was big and open, a tear in the muscle was also noted, and it was very painful for her to move.

By now the wound had formed new tissue and was starting to dry out and contract inwards. Holly was moving around freely and there were no signs of proud flesh formation.

The healing was nearly complete with only a few small areas still visible.

This photo was taken at 5 weeks and the wound is barely noticeable.

The wound was completely healed at 28days but unfortunately no photo was taken at that time.