Poon, a Boerperd gelding, was presented with severe Habronema granulomas. These were especially worse around the left eye, causing severe conjunctivitis, pain and lacrymation.
The Vet removed large pieces of caseous material and treated the gelding with Ivermectin, dexamethasone, terracortril suspension topically, along with the use of fly masks. The horse, being in severe pain and with the eyes still swollen after the initial treatment, was difficult to work with. It was then decided to use Phototherapy once a day using the 100mW probe on the Tissue Trauma protocol.
After just one treatment of phototherapy the swelling had gone down and the horse was much easier to work with and the eye was far less painful.