Meet Windy the Goat
Signalment: Burn wounds to the dorsum of her coat secondary to wildfire
Medications: topical cream - Animal Scents
Therapeutic Modalities: Low level laser therapy (Respond Systems 2400VS, 500mW, 808nm and Assisi Animal Health tPEMF 2.0 20cm loop
Therapeutic laser every 2-3 days until healing, 2-3 Joules per cm2, frequency 172pps-584pps)
tPEMF q4-6 hours until healing observed
Summary: Windy presented for therapeutic laser services to assist in healing the large wound on her back. She was severely burned by a wildfire and remained in the care of a veterinarian for 4 weeks prior to presentation who performed initial wound management. Oral medications included Meloxican PO SID (mg/kg not discussed as patient's oral medications were being managed by the large animal veterinarian). It was recommended for Windy to start Gabapentin 10mg/kg PO q8-12 hours for pain and to check with her primary care provider but owner declined. The wound is kept covered by a blanket after application of over the counter topical cream (Animal Scents) and cleaned with baby wipes BID. When possible the wound is left without a covering to allow air to it. When covered, the blanket also served to protect Windy's back from the other goats in the household from jumping on her back. At the time of this writing Windy is receiving therapeutic laser every 2-3 days and tPEMF at least SID (up to TID when possible) and will continue until healed. We have seen remarkable progress since starting treatments December 14th, 2017.
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