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Scroll down to read many more stories. Scroll all the way down for wounds and infections. We have included the wounds and infections separately as to refrain from shocking anyone, some of the photos are gross, but all healed beautifully! You must scroll toward the bottom of the page to see them.
My 25 year old Quarter Horse gelding, Roy, followed our 2 mares over the pasture fence to the neighbors' pasture, where 8 new horses had recently moved in.....
Those new horses must have ganged up on Roy, when I found him the next morning he was covered in bite marks, scratches from barbed wire and horseshoe prints. Roy was hiding at the far end of their pasture. I didn't realize how bad he was hurt, until Mike Caruso, DVM (Orthopedic Specialist) from Tn Equine Hospital evaluated him.
The injuries were extensive : Tibial Fracture, Lateral Collateral Ligament Rupture , Disruption of Medial and Lateral Meniscus, Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture, and Fibula Fracture.
It would be risky transporting him to the hospital and with his age at 25, added to increased surgical risk. We treated him conservatively, and one of the things we did from the start was the Equine Light Therapy twice daily X 15 minutes each session, for several months as recommended. Roy tolerated the Light Therapy well and he would move his leg around to where he wanted the Light Therapy pad.
Symphytum twice a week, Massage And Acupuncture therapy, NSAIDs daily, etc also part of the regimen.
Roy is 8 months out, post injury and back out in the pasture. Dr Mike said it is a miracle as Roy's bones have healed and aligned themselves on X-ray. Roy can even run at a good gait. Although he walks with a limp now, he is back to being a normal horse! Thank you for developing this awesome product! I am convinced It aided in the healing process!
There are no documented success stories of horses who recover from this type of injury. In fact the literature says the only answer is Euthanasia.
Roy is a very special horse, and doing well now. We both want to thank you.
Julie and Roy
Update: the saga continues... Roy came down with PIGEON FEVER: Equine Distemper, his chest puffed out like a pigeon from a huge abscess, once again we got out the Equine Light Therapy pad and a regimen of betadine scrub and ointment. He is doing great! I'm really glad I purchased that Light Therapy pad as we use it a lot!
"Thank you so much for this product!! My 9 yr old golden seems to really enjoy it and I have noticed a big difference. I love it too! It does work. She even smiles when I put it on her.
I tried it on my knees after working in a hospital for long hours and they feel great too, most importantly Maggy really enjoys it and seems to have relief from her pain. Thank you again for such a great product that is amazing and the customer service was awesome!"
Cody got into the chickens' corn. That's bad for horses. He got laminitis in his front feet--severe pain, inflammation, tissue damage, edema, less blood flow and founder--a bone in his foot detached from the hoof wall, sank and was close to piercing the sole. Poor prognosis at 25 years old. I had read that LED light therapy reduced inflammation, helped reduce pain, increased blood flow, accelerated new cell and tissue growth, reduced swelling and edema, and encouraged the body to clean up dead tissue and bacteria reducing the chance of abscesses forming. He needed all those things to happen in order to heal. For two weeks I put the LED light therapy pads on the front and back of his front feet 3x/day. For 4 more weeks 2x/day. And then 1x/day up until now. At 4 weeks he walked out of his stall to roll in the snow. At 6 weeks he was walking balanced and comfortable. He even ran and bucked briefly. At 7 weeks the farrier trimmed his hoof and hammered new shoes on him. Didn't flinch, looked unconcerned. It looks like he is going to recover well. Thank you Equine and Canine Light Therapy for your wonderful light therapy pads and your advice. Thank you God for watching over Cody and helping me know what to do. Louise S.
I am a nationally certified equine massage therapist and I planned to use the light therapy pad on my clients who had extremely tight muscles, in order to allow for deeper work. However, right after I ordered the pad, my own thoroughbred slipped on some ice in his paddock injuring his stifle and severely tearing his hamstrings. I could actually see his muscles spasming continually even through his blanket, and he was in a lot of pain when asked to move. As soon as the light therapy pad arrived, I used it on his hamstrings and saw immediate improvement. Over the course of a week, I used the light pad everyday and my horse loved it. He began to actually maneuver himself to show me where he wanted the pad used, and I truly believe he recovered much quicker than he would have without the use of the light therapy. Everyone at my barn is now asking to borrow my light pad for various reasons, including muscle tightness, laminitis flare ups, and even simple sensitivity issues. I also have incorporated it into my professional massage sessions and notice how much deeper I can get into the muscle without having to spend as much time warming up the muscle fibers! I'd recommend this pad to everyone!
Kara O'Laughlin, LAMT
Emerald Equine Massage Therapy
HUGE thank you for your wonderful product. One of our whippets, Phargus, got a huge hematoma on the interior of his front leg Monday in our yard (trying to catch a squirrel). Three daily treatments of 10 minutes each has shown phenomenal progress ... photos are of 1 hour after the injury, 1 day after, and tonight, a mere 4 days later!
End of October 2016
We have a nasty ligament injury on a wonderful barrel horse (and friend) and I'm praying this will help the healing process (along with stem cell).
Dec. 13, 2016
Just a quick update, Ace's first ultrasound check left the vet staring at the screen! "This looks amazing! Choke, sputter”
….we have a "Thankful" sign outside his stall...goodness we love that boy. Thank you for investing in these amazing creatures, your work is wonderful.
Dec. 26, 2016
Big day for Libbie last week- she can at least walk him.
Jan. 29, 2017
90% tissue regeneration. 3rd ultrasound behind us. He can trot 5 minutes a day and be out to wander (if we are watching :). Vet says Libbie will be up in May. Heart is full- Ace is so much happier when he's free to be a horse. Thank you so much!
I just wanted to share my latest and greatest experience with your light therapy pad and share a photo. I use two large pads and have for years working with sports massage and acupressure for both dogs and horses. Recently one of our painted desert rams locked horns with a much bigger mouflon ram that proceeded to drag him over many acres - twisted and slamming and dragging him around. The smaller ram was in horrible shape when we got them separated (not easy with two wild animals!) My latest patient is Ethan - he could not turn his head without extreme pain and had very thick swelling. He was uneasy about any interaction until I began massaging his back and neck and once the pad went on he relaxed and softened his eye and I just sat down next to him. I wanted to share a picture. Thank you for your amazing product- I have a lot of equipment and this is what I go to every time!
Thea is a 19-year old Norwegian Fjord horse in Germany that still teaches young children how to ride. One day Thea limped in her hind leg. The vet came and every time she touched Thea on the flank, her hind leg started to shake, and she barely put it on the ground. The vet x-rayed her leg but the pictures didn’t show anything, and the vet couldn’t figure out what was causing the pain. So the owner put her in a separate stall and gave her rest. He considered putting her down if her condition didn’t improve quickly.
We bought the Equine Light Therapy pad for our own horses, and when we heard about Thea’s condition and fate, we tried it out on her. Twice a day we put the pad on her flank, her lower leg, and her spine. Within two weeks’ time, Thea recovered. Every day we noticed how she put more weight on that hind leg. After three weeks we asked the vet to palpate Thea’s hind leg again, and she couldn’t recognize any pain points and discomfort in Thea.
Thanks to the Equine Light Therapy pad, Thea made a quick recovery, and she is back to work bringing confidence and joy to young children.
I bought small pad for my dobe who has wobblers. The disease is progressing and she was falling a lot more frequently. After a week and half of using the light pad twice a day she has been much more steady on her feet and not falling as much. Here's Dani getting her light therapy. Thanks so much it really does help her.
Hi, I am a canine massage therapist. This is one of my clients after cruciate surgery. I have seen fantastic results in using my light pad.
Shelby is an almost 11-year old Rottweiler, who we adopted when she was two years old. She was a stray dog and had stepped into an animal trap; as a result of this, she lost her right hind leg. Over all these years Shelby never had an issue with her disability and was always able to keep up with our other dogs and us. However, 1 ½ years ago Shelby didn’t want to go up the stairs anymore, and when she tried on her own, she whined. We took her to the vet, and the vet suspected a strain in the Iliopsoas muscles. She mentioned to us that this is a long process to heal with lots of rest; for 4-legged dogs, it can take a couple of months to heal. She wasn’t sure how long it could take for Shelby since she never can take pressure off her hind leg. The vet recommended crate rest and further check-ins every month.
As soon as we took Shelby home, we used the Canine Light Therapy pad on her twice a day. We put it on the inside of her leg and also on the outside of her hind leg. After a month of treatment and the first check-up, the vet noticed already a remarkable difference and after just six weeks of the diagnosis, Shelby was able to go back on walks. We still carried her up the stairs and didn’t allow her to jump up on things just to be on the cautious side.
Every so often, she hesitates to go up the stairs, and when I notice it, I immediately apply the Canine Light Therapy pad on her “ham” (that is what we call her hind leg) until she wants to go up the stairs on her own again. I truly believe if we didn’t have the Canine Light Therapy pad, Shelby would be on regular painkillers by now and who knows whether we would have been able to heal her strained injury completely. As a matter of fact, when people see her on her daily walks, nobody guesses her age correctly.
This is Luca, a 6 yr old KWPN gelding that we imported from Belgium. Almost the minute he landed we started using the light pads and as you can see he loves them🐴😊 . I wouldn't even want to imagine not having these to be able to use on my horses!!
Thank you for developing According to "Gospel" Equine Light Therapy pads !
Darrell Vaughn, Vaughn Equestrian_Aiken, SC
Stable on the Woods Aiken, SC
Rosie, an 11 year old ex-racing greyhound, loves her light pad therapy. When she was 10, she fell through some stairs and injured her back badly. The vet was very worried and did not think she would be able to walk very well after the injury, but encouraged us to look for alternative ways to help Rosie with her issues. We turned to Equine and Canine Light Therapy because we've seen such wonderful results on several of our friends' horses. After a few weeks using the light therapy pad, coupled with pain meds, Rosie has made substantial progress in mending her back. She loves her walks, can jump up on the bed again, and although she still has trouble with her back on occasion, has barely changed her lifestyle at all. I truly believe that without the light pad therapy, Rosie would not be walking today.
I would like to tell you a story about my mare, Raven. She is now 18 years old and I raised her from a baby. Last year she had a severe injury to her back, to this day I don’t know how she did it. I called my vet right away and he had a chiropractor work with us. Not only was she getting treatments from him, I was doing therapy in between his visits. We did this for a couple of months with very little progress. He told me I should think about putting her down. Of course, I was not ready for that.
My vet had just gotten a laser light and asked me if I would like him to try it and see if it did anything. Right away I could see relief in my mare’s eyes! We did 10 treatments with continued success. I then began to do some research about Light Therapy and I found your website. I’m so happy I’ve found a solution, not only does your light keep her pain free, I am now able to ride her lightly.
Thank you again for a wonderful product!
PS If forgot to mention that I have a shoulder that gives me problems from time to time. I thought, I’m going to try Raven’s light. We are now both pain free! LOL
I bought the medium sized pad at the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. I've been using it on my dog who has IMPA ( immune-mediated polyarthritis). She is moving better, and most dramatic, she has gotten off my bed unaided at least 3 times in these last two weeks. It has been months since that has happened, except maybe the day after we see our vet chiropractor. Today Candy had her regular appointment at the vet chiro. I brought the pad to show off and Dr. Robin already knew about it. She found Candy much looser, and her head and neck were in much better alignment than usual.
Candy asks for the light pad at times, but she also tells me when she’s had enough. She is so smart! Our vet chiro, is very pleased with Candy's progress since we've been using the light. Now to be fair and honest, I have to admit we're also doing core exercises, but the combination is working synergistically. Candy is so much better and happier! She may not want to walk farther - it is Houston and therefore, very humid! But she is happier and moves so much better. I am so very thankful that we met and that light therapy is now a part of our daily routine. And the best is the intangible -- she's happier. Thank you, from both of us!
M Cooper and Candy
I have been doing agility for about 10 years. In 2011 I bought my 1st "According to Gospel" light pad, I started treating my dogs every night before they ran agility. One thing that I noticed after using the light pad was that they were a lot easier to stretch out and their flexibility was greatly increased. This produced faster times due to tighter times. I also noticed their recovery time between runs was better and injuries healed faster.
I stand by this product 100% to the point where I have even bought an additional pad and recommended the product to friends and clients all of whom are very happy with the product. I know it works from what I see with my dogs, but I have used it on myself to great results. I had plantar fasciitis to the point where I could hardly bear weight, especially in the morning. I used the light pad and the pain is gone. I have used it on my chronic bad knees, back, and wrist. It works!
I can't say enough great things about this company. When my original pad shorted out 5 years after I had purchased it they replaced it free of charge and sent me a loaner pad in the meantime.
Recently, my 10.5 year old Border Collie placed 3rd at the AKC Nationals. He had a pretty bad slip in the finals that caused him to come up lame after it stiffened up. I used the battery pack with the light pad and he was able to walk to get his awards. This is a great product. I truly stand behind it because it works. If used as a prevention it will keep you and your dogs sound. If used after an injury it will shorten the recovery time.
Several years ago my Preliminary horse bowed both front tendons on a muddy cross country course. The vet's words were, "I am very concerned about this injury. It could possibly be career ending."
Obviously I was devastated and I was committed to giving this horse the best recovery possible.
I began using the Equine Light Therapy pad twice a day on both legs. Along with a very strategic turnout schedule and a slow, progressive conditioning program, in a year he was competing again! And in just over a year he was back at the Preliminary level. I truly believe he would never have made such an astounding recovery without the light therapy pad. He returned to competition better than ever! Now, when I feel his tendons, I can't even tell he bowed! Totally amazing!
Amy Wise, Panther Springs Farm
Katie is a Labrador Retriever who was rescued from New Orleans following hurricane Katrina. She recently suffered medical problems that cause her to have joint pain and she is losing her vision. She is an all around athlete who enjoys agility, dock diving, and flyball.
Katie continues to play flyball with her teammates on the Queen City Road Runners flyball club. Her pain is managed using light therapy. I use the Canine Light Therapy pad each evening after racing with great results.
Thanks, Deb Y.
In June 2007, my horse, Rillian, sustained an injury to his medial front right foot by way of a barbwire fence, that cut him deeply from the coronary band all the way around to between his heel bulb, and severing a digital artery. Fortunately, this awful injury healed with just a scar, and by August 2007 I was just able to start riding him out for easy walks while he, of course, was observed cantering happily across the pasture!
After a period of getting him back into shape, we were back to our regular endeavors of trail riding, jumping (small fences) and foxhunting. Everything was going quite well, although he showed some intermittent lameness in his right front, which I just attributed to the aftermath of his injury.
To make a long story short, in September of 2008, an ultrasound found a tear of his straight distal sesamoid ligament—as a result of his mechanism of injury—which had partially healed during the two month’s of recovery from his laceration. But since then we had been riding for 13 months and it never completely healed.
Rillian lives in a small herd on 40 acres with 24-hour turn out and a run in shelter. No stall. Our vet’s suggestion for this now chronic injury was stem cell therapy, however that was not practical in our situation. The practical option was turnout, for what the vet estimated would be 12–18 months.
That’s when I researched and purchased your Equine Light Therapy Pad. I had experienced red light therapies in other applications, and when I saw your pad I felt it would work for this injury. Starting in October of 2008, I applied it around the back of his pastern every morning at feeding time, for about 10 minutes.
Both vets who saw him 5 months after the diagnosis and the beginning of the light therapy were quite surprised at his recovery rate and, without asking any questions, just said “keep doing what you’ve been doing” and left it at that.
By early May of 2009 he was not showing any signs of lameness and I began riding him again. The ligament that had been torn for over a year was able to heal itself, and I have no doubt your light therapy pad helped that happen better and more quickly than it would have otherwise.
Update: 2016. He is 20 years old now and still going strong, without any signs of lameness, and we are still enjoying all the types of riding we do. But it’s a toss up as to who uses the pad more—the animals or the humans in our family!
Thank you for your technology and support. My “Gospel’s ” Equine Light Therapy light pad has become a large part of my Equine Therapy practice. At the 2010 World Equestrian Games, I was blessed to be a member of the official therapy team available to all of the participants. Our services were available to anyone who signed up in the Vet clinic. We were going to work on the Para Dressage horses from the South Africian team. The team manager met us to see what we had to offer. We were explaining all of our modalities including therapeutic ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, laser, infrasound. She looked down at our bags and exclaimed, “you have According to Gospel Equine Light Therapy pads!!, we use this at home. Go ahead and do whatever you need to help the horses”. It gave us instant recognition and trust. So we wanted to thank you for opening a door for us.
Recently, our clients in the 2011 Breeders Cup Championship finished with 1 win, 4 seconds, and 6 thirds. Your technology was a part of our success on the biggest day in Thoroughbred horse racing.
Thank you so much for being a part of our successful therapy practice.
G Dianne Volz
Equine Therapy 502, inc.
Rodeo and I were introduced to Canine Light Therapy pads by a friend when I began to notice his soreness in the wrists during flyball weekends as he has aged. She began helping me use the pad around his forelegs and then do some light massage and stretching. Rodeo settled right down into the routine and we began to move to his shoulders and back. The response was amazing. It relieved his soreness and there was less fatigue the next day when it was back to the lanes. I had to have a pad of my own to make this routine a part of his regular care both on and off the lanes. Any soreness from overuse is quickly taken care of and has also been used after minor procedures to help heal at a quicker pace. We will not be without one.
My second dog, Cedar, is now beginning to receive it as well for preventative care. I've used it on myself and can say confidently that this product works!
Fever Reliever's Story
We got our mare, Fever Reliever, when she was coming 5 years old, she came from a big race stable and was very sore through her hips and loins due to training and racing on an artificial surface. She was dull and depressed and in a lot of pain. We tried several different therapies on her until we learned about light therapy. We bought the Large Equine Light Therapy pad for Fever and began treating her with it. She loves the pad and relaxes completely while she is being treated. We have seen a significant improvement in her back since she has been using the According to Gospel light pad!
Thank you for your continued support and service you provide for us, we are satisfied and grateful customers.
Chuck, Miriam and Fever Stansfield
Here is my donkey having her light treatment for a sore foot. She had chronically foundered for years and we brought her to our home for rehabilitation. She is doing very well -- thank you so much for your Light Therapy Pads! They make such a difference with speeding up the healing process. The donkey loves her treatments. At first she wasn't sure about it but as soon as she found out how good it feels, she was more than happy to cooperate.
We have rehabilitated a lot of navicular and foundered horses and sore feet in general and have found the Light Therapy Pads help tremendously. We always use the lights with abscesses, sore tendons, sore muscles, laminitis, mud fever and wounds. We use the lights on anything that hurts and are very pleased with the results.
Hoof and Body
Bossly pulled all the muscles in his shoulder when he and a pit bull played too hard. The vet was amazed at how well he healed and how fast. I used the Canine Light therapy pad for two weeks, twice a day for 15 minutes.
Thank you!! Marlene L.
Barbara was attacked and seriously injured by an animal unknown to us. Her left side was seriously wounded with punctures wounds to front and rear left legs and face. The veterinarian kept her for a few days before I brought her home. Her rear left leg was injured, but she had begun to use it some when I picked her up. However, she had no use of her front left leg, and it was uncertain if she would ever regain use of it.
After one week of having her home, she still showed no use or any attempt to use her front left leg. It was dead weight she was carrying around. Every day I would tug at it, and prod my finger in her paw as to elicit a response as it did in her good front leg, but to no avail.
That's when I called you and ordered a light pad. After getting the LED light pad in the mail, I began administering it to Barbara twice daily. After two days of the therapy, my prodding of her left front paw elicited her pushing back on my finger and extracting her claws as to grab hold of my finger. The fourth day of therapy, I found her pawing at an insect on the floor with the injured leg. And after a week of therapy, she began to exert weight on the foot while walking, doing so with a limp. I continued the therapy for another four weeks.
Fast forward to today…Barbara has full use of her rear and front left legs, walking, running, and jumping freely. Her front left leg seems to have somewhat of slight hitch in it, pushing outward a little more than her right knee when she walks, somewhat like a John Wayne swagger. But she has full use of it and seems just fine. I’m convinced the light therapy healed her leg, or at least accelerated the healing process.
Just wanted to let you know I really like using the light pad on the horses. The day after I use it on my horse he is much less stiff and he really seems to enjoy me using it on him. He is not a very "social" horse toward people but stands quiet and calm when I use it on him. Team roping is very stressful on a heading horse because of the jerk and weight of the steer. I think the light pad has really helped relieve some of his aches and pains.
General, a 14 year old Belgian gelding, has had excessive saliva for at least 2 years. Sometimes he also has nasal drainage, typically clear or white. Around October 14, 2012, he started with drainage only on the right side.
By October 17, the drainage was thick and was extremely acrid. Being concerned about a guttural pouch infection, we took him to the vet and had an endoscope done. The guttural pouch was clear. At the recommendation of the vet, we put him on 14 days of oral antibiotic for a sinus infection. The smell was gone after 2 days and the drainage was clear after 10 days. We completed the treatment of 14 days.
General remained clear of nasal drainage for about 8 weeks. At the end of December, nasal drainage returned, again primarily from the right nostril. About January 1, 2013, the acrid smell also returned. Being hesitant to go back to another round of antibiotics, having only remained clear for 8 weeks, I decided to try the recently purchased Equine Light Therapy pad over General's sinuses. He received 10 minutes of treatment every day for 3 weeks. Within 48 hours, both the smell and amount of drainage had drastically reduced. In less than a week, all symptoms were gone. I also noticed that his ongoing issue with excessive saliva was greatly improved.
I am currently reducing treatments to 3 days a week and will gradually reduce to fewer, and possibly discontinue, depending on the response.
Using the Equine Light Therapy pad for this purpose was an unexpected bonus for us. Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee maintains a herd of around 40 horses. It is not uncommon for our pasture kept horses to have minor strains and sprains from playing, muddy conditions, or work-related injuries, especially in our older horses who have had previous careers. The purchase of the light pad was intended to be an alternate treatment for such conditions. We are delighted at the success of this unconventional treatment for General.
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee
On Thanksgiving weekend, 2007, Basheera, a 3 1/2-yr-old saluki, was running for field at a lure coursing trial. She is a proven and talented courser but that day she had an unfortunate and, thankfully, uncommon accident. The coursing line wrapped around her left hind leg as she was running and severed her achilles tendon, leaving her severely injured. She was rushed to an orthopedic vet who is well versed in working with sighthounds and athletic injuries. After surgery, she was put in hard casts for seven weeks and then soft casts for several weeks afterwards. Her bedrest was almost total. When the casts were finally removed, Basheera was in imminent danger of re injuring the now seriously weakened and still painful leg. Her leg seemed to be nothing more than a feather. The once strong, defined muscles were gone and what was left was a shell of her former strength. Basheera started massage therapy with a Chiropractic Veterinarian even while the hard cast was still on. The veterinarian, after seeing the extent of the injury and the need for mindful rehabilitation, recommended using the Equine Light Therapy Pad once the casts were off. She said the recoup period would be greatly reduced by wrapping the pad around the injured leg twice a day, 10 minutes per session. After Basheera returned home from two weeks of rehab at Auburn University, the Equine Light Therapy pad was used per our vet's advice. Basheera's rehabilitation has been a miracle but sometimes miracles appreciate help. Her muscle mass has developed rapidly and continues to improve on what seems to be daily. With the use of the Equine Light Therapy pad, massage, and a careful exercise program, Basheera has shown dramatic improvement, more so than her owners had hoped for. The owners were told that Basheera would always have a limp and not be able to run and play. She has almost no discernible limp and does run and play. Our veterinarian also recommended using the Equine Light Therapy pad on Basheera's back to keep her spine more flexible. She is not suffering from inflexibility, which is amazing.
As Basheera's owner and guardian, would I recommend the Equine Light Therapy pad? Without question!
Hi my name is Taffy.
I am a Paso Fino, my mom and dad in the horse world are both buckskin so that is why I am light but I am not white.
I foundered in both of my front feet after a 3300 mile ride in a cold trailer truck on our way home from California. All I wanted to do was lay down because my feet hurt.
My mom and dad of the people world tried everything they could find to make me comfortable but nothing made all the pain go away. I know it hurt them as much as it did me and it got to the point that they were thinking they would put me down. They tried to not talk about it in front of me because they know that I understand them.
Then came the Equine Affaire at the Big E in MA and they found a device that uses light to make my feet get better and it has saved my life. I can go out every day now and run like the wind again.
Thank you According to "Gospel", EQUINE LIGHT THERAPY!
Mr. Wilson's Story
I am very pleased with the results after using the EQUINE LIGHT THERAPY pad on my 7 year old Reining Gelding LEAN ON CHEX AKA : MR WILSON.
It was the beginning of July 2009, I will never know how the injury occurred but the end result was a dead lame horse a month before my next Reining show. After many x-rays and tests it was determined he had suffered a trauma to his fetlock and had bone chips in the joint. I immediately located a Qualified Surgeon capable of performing Arthroscopic surgery on Wilson. The surgery was August 12th, 2009 and he came home a week later. Although the surgery went well we soon we hit a bump in the road to recovery with a recurrence of an infection. This is was an off and on battle with antibiotics and highly stressful over the next few weeks.
I thought of what I could do to help the process of recovery so I began to research light therapy treatment options. This is when I came upon the "According to " GOSPEL" Equine Light Therapy" website. After comparing and reading about other similar products out there I decided that this was going to be the best choice for me. I read all the stories and asked lots of questions of Christina and she was extemely helpful and patient with me.
ONCE I received the pad I started using it twice a day for 8 - 10 minutes. He fussed a bit but soon began to look forward to it and would stand nice and quiet for treatment while I did the barn chores. I even used it on a really badly capped hock he managed to get while he was on stall rest. Within a few days the huge swelling on his hock had gone down and by the end of two weeks the injury was gone and he looked 100% normal again and I was so relieved to see the results.
Time marched on and he had a set back due to a self inflicted injury again. He had been playing in his stall and rolled the ankle so to speak , and was swollen again and limping worse. We hauled him to our vet and after an ultrasound I was told that he had a lot of fluid on the joint and things did not look promising. I was told he had a very low chance of returning to the show arena again as a Reining horse and likely not even a sound trail horse. I was devastated to hear this and could not give up on Wilson as I had a lot invested in him. I continued the treatment plan which included the light therapy pad, a specialized diet to support recovery and overall improved health and I hoped for a better outcome.
More time passed and Wilson was looking and feeling better and I him to the Vet for a check up, x-rays were done but this time things looked promising. Both the Vet and the Surgeon that had done the operation viewed the x-rays and were very pleased to see that there was no joint deterioration or signs of arthritis and they gave a thumbs up to start a rehab program.
It has been almost three months since that good news and I have slowly brought him along on an exercise program in hand with a return to a full-time conditioning program with a Trainer in March. I sent his light pad along and he has a treatment after each session to help control any swelling that may occur. I am happy to say that I have my boy Wilson back attitude and all. He looks great but more importantly he is coming along and is really wanting to do those sliding stops. I finally had to put sliding shoes on him to give him something to slide with. I rode him for the first time last week and he feels fantastic and I did not notice any change to the movement at all gaits. I feel the Light Therapy pad was an important component in Wilson's rehabilitation plan and I will continue to use it for years to come. I find it helpful with any chiropractic care he receives and many other surprises that happen with horses. Thanks for the great product!
Sincerely, Luanne from British Columbia, Canada
August 2009: I was looking for lights for my dog, so after hours searching on internet I found your products. I think Gospel's is a better choice for Kella, I hope this can help Kella, I want to give her better days as a senior dog. They don't make or sell such infrared light products here in Norway and people in this country haven't heard about this from doctors and the news. Now I hope also Norwegian animals can be treated with your lights.
September 11, 2009: Kella had her first treatment yesterday and she seems to love it, she lies flat and does not move, I think she really enjoys the treatment. I hope this will help her back and stiffness, but I guess it takes time to see a difference. Kella was X-ray last week south in Norway, she has a prolapsed disc in her lower back so I will give her light in this area two times daily.
Tonight Kella and I went up on the hill to find some blueberries and for the first time could I see she is walking better. Kella is still weak, but something had changed with the lameness in her back legs, she could clearly lift both legs tonight. That is amazing, if she continues to recover so fast she will be able to get a better life as a senior dog.
October 4, 2009: Kella is clearly better walking now and she can climb stairs again. When she lays flat on the floor she is coming up on her feet as soon as she did before she got the prolapsed disc, which is really amazing for us to see. Our vet said Kella would never be able to walk on her own feet again and she recommended euthanasia, well, the vet almost tried force me to accept euthanasia. I told her that I would give Kella a new chance and I am so glad I did. I have been to another vet (will never again go back to the first) where Kella got acupuncture for strengthening the immune system. The new vet says Kella looks curious and happy with fine movements. Now I use the pads one time almost daily on her back and it seems that is enough. I also use the pads on her liver, shoulders and hips. Kella had too high levels in the liver and also this is fine now. Sure this is from above, God always listens to our prayers and he led us to your Gospel's miracle lights.
Monica & Kella
I love ours. We have 2 of the small light pads and one of the large ones. The battery pack works great, too. This is our 34 year old Arab getting his 15 minute daily light treatment for ringbone. It has worked wonders for him.
It has been my pleasure to refer people to Equine Light Therapy after experiencing the wonderful results on our elderly Arabian. I have photos and x-rays which I am happy to share. I have to tell you that he was in such bad shape that I had very little hope that the Light Therapy pad would help, but we had already purchased it for a different horse and I thought it couldn't hurt to give it a try. The results far exceeded my expectations.
Warning! The stories below contain before and after photos of wounds, some are pretty extreme. All were able to heal dramatically with the use of our Light Therapy pads. Please stop scrolling here if you do not wish to see them.
I purchased a large light for my horse a while back…And it has helped his arthritis.
I am now using it on my Old English Sheepdog who got a very bad infected tick bite which spread into a very difficult MRSA staph infection which we have been struggling to treat for almost 8 months due to an underlying autoimmune disorder. Within 3 days of starting the light therapy the wounds that would not close for 8 months began to close.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t been through thousands of dollars in vet bills and two different vets…and we were running out of options. I have also passed along to my vet, how this has really helped my dog turn the corner on that difficult infection. He is going to recommend it to his other patients.
Thank you, Heather
In 2009, Joggi, an 18 year old Warmblood cross, fell and badly injured his stifles. The injury was so severe that the stifle joint was visible on the left side. A veterinarian treated the injuries but could not close the stifle wounds with sutures, the biggest danger feared was infection in the joints.
The hole in his left stifle was large enough to insert 4 fingers, about 4 inches deep. A daily regiment of flushing and packing the wound was started by the barn staff.
Light Therapy treatment was added the morning after the accident for 10 minutes per area twice a day with According to “Gospel”… Equine Light Therapy Pads.
Joggi was in a great deal of pain and was being given 4 grams of bute per day. Even with the bute, he was reluctant to walk forward or bear weight on his leg. When we arrived at the barn on the fourth day, the barn manager told us he was walking so much better, they had cut his dosage in half.
Two weeks after his injury, the healing was dramatic, it still looked bad, but the tissue that was forming was healthy and pink and the swelling was reduced. One month after his accident, the hole that you could insert all four fingers into was a fraction of the diameter and half the depth. We also used the light pad on the side of the stifle so we would not close the hole and leave a pocket inside.
Everyone was very pleased with how fast and cleanly Joggi healed, no proud flesh and his hair even came back in his natural color, not white.
With only a slight scar as a reminder of his injury, Joggi is back to work, jumping courses like the pro he is!
Bailey, an older sweetie, had a fatty tumor in her groin area that got infected and burst, leaving a hole that would not heal. Her owner contacted us to see if light therapy would help. You can see the results using the Small Light Therapy pad for only 3 weeks! Her owner began treating Bailey on August 8th! The final photo is August 27th! She wrote, "You certainly helped Bailey out a whole lot! Thank you again so much....this old dog is happy again and chasing squirrels!!
That's why we do it!!
Our horse Dancer was hit by a car on March 25, 2006, the wound was quite severe and tore the muscle to the bone. I thankfully had a therapist with me that had one of your Equine Light Therapy pads and we began using it immediately on the wound. Dancer was given about a 20% chance of walking and the proud flesh was to be extensive. I am convinced that because of your Equine Light Therapy pad and Figerola suspensory supplement, she lost no skin at the sight, and no proud flesh appeared. It was no less than a miracle and I thank you for your product. I am sending you pictures at 16 days, 3 months, 5 months and on January 27, (10 months after the accident) Dancer is in the ring working on strengthening her muscles.
I've attached a couple of pictures of my gelding's back from this summer. The first picture was taken two days after the bite (he was attacked by another gelding). The second picture was two weeks later. I cold hosed the wound every day, then covered your pad with saran wrap so it wouldn't get dirty and used the Equine Light Therapy pad for 8 minutes. I finished up with a light coat of Silvedene. I figured he was done for the summer, but by the next shoeing cycle I was on his back. The last photo of his back was taken this fall. You really can't see a scar at all. Pretty incredible....
Susan May, TBMI Eq., Cn
New Day Equine Rehabilitation