Equine Systems

The following is a list of recommended Equine lasers followed by an introduction to cold laser therapy for horses. The FDA does not regulate cold lasers for use on horses but some class 4 manufacturers limit their sales to licensed professionals (call us for more details). For equine pain therapy, power is the most important factor because it can take a long time to get the optimum energy level into such a large area. For non-pain related conditions, a pulsing class 3 product is a great option. One of the first applications for cold lasers was for equine therapy. Equine therapy was an early application for cold lasers because the results are so clear and visible. From the list below, you can enter a check into the "compare check block" and then click "compare" to see side-by-side comparison of specification and costs. Directly below the list of cold lasers is an introduction to cold laser therapy for horses.


Aspen Summit 10-9 Cold Laser System

Our Price: $9,995

The Aspen Summit series of lasers is an elite class of class 4 lasers with superior performance at a much lower price than their competition. Aspen lasers used the best talent and lessons learned from other class 4 manufacturers, making the Summit Series the new state-of-the-art class 4 laser. more info

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Aspen Summit 15-9 Cold Laser System

Our Price: $14,995

Aspen Lasers' Summit Series is a Class 4 rated laser that can range from 7 to 18 watts. Aspen Laser designed the summit series to be able to perform in a physical therapy setting as well as many veterinary surgical procedures. more info

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Aspen Summit 18-9 Cold Laser System

Our Price: $17,995

Aspen Lasers' Summit Series is a Class 4 rated laser that can range from 7 to 18 watts. Aspen Laser designed the summit series to be able to perform in a physical therapy setting as well as many veterinary surgical procedures. more info

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Aspen Summit 10-8 Cold Laser System

Our Price: $10,995

The Aspen Summit series of lasers is an elite class of class 4 lasers with superior performance at a much lower price than their competition. Aspen lasers used the best talent and lessons learned from other class 4 manufacturers, making the Summit Series the new state-of-the-art class 4 laser. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys System Cart

Our Price: $455

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys cart allow you to attach any CVG unit for more mobile application. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Laser/ Electrotherapy/Ultrasound Combo Controller

Our Price: $4,099

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Therapy system was designed to provide 6 different therapeutic modalities consolidated in one system. This product's versatility makes it the perfect addition to any practice. 8 different diode and cluster emitters can be used with this unit ranging in output energy between 100mW to 1440mW. The unit is fully portable, can sit on a table or mounted to the wall.
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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Transport Laser Controller

Our Price: $1,649

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys transport laser is the newest addition to the Vectra Genisys family. This product's versatility makes it the perfect addition to any practice. 8 different diode and cluster emitters can be used with this unit ranging in output energy between 100mW to 1440mW. The unit is fully portable, can sit on a table or mounted to the wall.
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Nexus Series 10

Our Price: $14,995

The Nexus series is a German made Class 4 laser designed for the most demanding applications. Nexus provides rapid pain relief, reduction of inflammation as well as tissue healing. more info

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Pilot 9w Laser

Our Price: $7,995

The Pilot Therapy Cold Laser unit was specifically designed to deliver high power from a simple low-cost system. This system is the lowest cost per watt/wavelength of any class 4 laser system in the industry retaining the highest of quality. The system is extremely user friendly. The protocols set in place were not designed in a complicated program, there for making it easy to operate. more info

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PowerMedic PowerLaser Basic 1500

Our Price: $3,995

PowerMedic puts high-end technology into the low-cost PowerLaser Basic 1500 hand held battery operated unit.The rugged Scandinavian design of this laser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. PowerLaser Basic 1500 is designed primarily for private use, however is used by many professionals.
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PowerMedic PowerLaser Basic 500

Our Price: $2,995

PowerMedic puts high-end technology into the low-cost PowerLaser Basic 500 hand held battery operated unit.The rugged Scandinavian design of this laser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. PowerLaser Basic 500 is designed primarily for private use, however is used by many professionals. more info

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PowerMedic PowerLaser PRO 1500

Our Price: $4,995

The Scandinavian design of the PowerLaser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. This feature to help users know what the laser is doing without having to read a display. It give the provider the ability to treat a specific muscle or acupuncture/ trigger point. The PowerLaser Pro is designed to be able to treat otherwise hard points to treat. more info

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PowerMedic PowerLaser PRO 500

Our Price: $3,995

The Scandinavian design of the PowerLaser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. The Pro system lasers use a combination of colored LED lights, vibration and sound. This feature to help users know what the laser is doing without having to read a display. It give the provider the ability to treat a specific muscle or acupuncture/ trigger point. The PowerLaser Pro is designed to be able to treat otherwise hard points to treat. more info

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PowerMedic PowerLaser PRO Combo 1500 and 500

Our Price: $6,995

The Scandinavian design of the PowerLaser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. This feature to help users know what the laser is doing without having to read a display. It give the provider the ability to treat a specific muscle or acupuncture/ trigger point. The PowerLaser Pro is designed to be able to treat otherwise hard points to treat. more info

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PowerMedic PowerLaser Basic combo 1500 and 500

Our Price: $5,495

PowerMedic puts high-end technology into the low-cost PowerLaser Basic 1500 hand held battery operated unit.The rugged Scandinavian design of this laser series is user friendly, ergonomic as well as easy to use. PowerLaser Basic 1500 is designed primarily for private use, however is used by many professionals.
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Aspen Summit 15-8 Cold Laser System

Our Price: $15,995

Aspen Lasers' Summit Series is a Class 4 rated laser that can range from 7 to 18 watts. Aspen Laser designed the summit series to be able to perform in a physical therapy setting as well as many veterinary surgical procedures. more info

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Aspen Summit 20-Dual Cold Laser System

Our Price: $20,995

Aspen Lasers' Summit Series is a Class 4 rated laser that can range from 7 to 18 watts. Aspen Laser designed the summit series to be able to perform in a physical therapy setting as well as many veterinary surgical procedures. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Single Diode 100mW 850nm Point Probe

Our Price: $1,337

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys single diode 100mW 850nm probe is a specifically designed to treat small areas and trigger points. It can also be used for acupoint but the diameter is a little large to hit just a single point on the ear. This is an emitter only and must be used with a Vectra Genisys controller. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Single Diode 200mW 850nm Point Probe

Our Price: $1,641

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys single diode 200mW 850nm probe is a specifically designed to treat small areas and trigger points. It can also be used for acupoint but the diameter is a little large to hit just a single point on the ear. This is an emitter only and must be used with a Vectra Genisys controller. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys Single Diode 300mW 850nm Point Probe

Our Price: $2,066

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys single diode 300mW 850nm probe is a specifically designed to treat small areas and trigger points. It can also be used for acupoint but the diameter is a little large to hit just a single point on the ear. This is an emitter only and must be used with a Vectra Genisys controller. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 33 Diode Cluster Probe

Our Price: $3,585

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 33 Diode Quad-wavelength probe is a specifically designed to treat large areas and more complex problems with the 4 different wavelengths can interact with the body in 4 different ways. This is an emitter only and must be used with a Vectra Genisys controller. more info

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Laserex 3000 - 300mW Veterinary Laser

Our Price: $2,246

With a single laser beam output of 300mW at 808nm. The Laserex 3000 Veterinary laser is for treating small animals or performing laser acupuncture. The color display shows the actual laser output for more accurate therapies. more info

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Laserex 3000 - 450mW Veterinary Laser

Our Price: $2,672

With a 3 laser beams for a total output of 450mW at 808nm, the Laserex 3000 Veterinary laser is for treating broad areas on companion pets and horses. The color display shows the actual laser output for more accurate therapies. more info

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Laserex 3000 - Dual Head Veterinary Laser

Our Price: $3,498

The Laserex 3000 Dual Head Veterinary laser system includes both the cluster head and the pinpoint head for treating both small and large animals. more info

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Apollo Desktop Cold Laser System & 3000mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $6,989

The Apollo Desktop Class 4 cold laser offers 3,000mW of power at 808nm, continuous wave output for a great balance between high power and ease of use. Treatment times can be a little as 120 seconds. more info

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Apollo Desktop Cold Laser System & 4000mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $7,668

The Apollo Desktop Class 4 cold laser offers 4,000mW cluster probe 808nm, continuous output for a great balance between high power and ease of use. Treatment times can be a little as 90 seconds. more info

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Apollo Desktop Cold Laser System & 5000mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $8,542

The Apollo Desktop Class 4 cold laser offers a cluster probe with 5,000mW of power at 808nm, continuous wave output for a great balance between high power and ease of use. Treatment times can be a little as 60 seconds. more info

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Apollo Desktop Cold Laser System & 500mW Pinpoint Emitter

Our Price: $5,898

This Apollo desktop cold laser system is the ideal setup for acupuncturists because of the 500 mW point probe emitter is perfect for targeting small, precise areas. more info

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Apollo Handheld 2000mW Cold Laser System

Our Price: $3,995

The Apollo handheld is a great value Class 4 cold laser because of its power and portability. With 2,000 mW 810nm continuous wave output, practitioner like chiropractors & physical therapist. You won't find this level of safety, quality and power for this price from any other manufacturer. more info

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Apollo Portable Cold Laser System & 3000mW Cluster Emitter

Our Price: $7,143

The Apollo Portable class-4 cold laser offers 3,000mW of power at 808nm, continuous wave output for a great balance between high power and ease of use. Perfect for professionals on the go. more info

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Apollo Portable Cold Laser System & 500mW Pinpoint Emitter

Our Price: $6,051

The Apollo Portable Cold Laser System with 500mW Pinpoint Emitter is perfect for putting precision power into small areas. The portable designed works great for acupuncturist with multiple treatment rooms. more info

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Avant LZ30p Cold Laser System

Our Price: $3,950

The Avant LZ30 has everything. With high power output in 2 wavelengths (810nm & 635nm) pulse, sweep and continuous output, a large internal library, and a graphic display, it is the most flexible laser on the market. more info

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Avant LZ30x Cold Lasers System

Our Price: $4,950

The Avant LZ30x is the pro version of the LZ30p and it has everything: high power output in 2 wavelengths (810nm & 635nm) pulse, sweep and continuous output, a large internal library, and a graphic display, making it the most flexible laser on the market. more info

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Avant LZ30z Cold Lasers System

Our Price: $5,650

The Avant LZ30z is top of the line Avant and it has everything: high power output in 2 wavelengths (810nm & 635nm) pulse, sweep and continuous output, a large internal library, and a graphic display, making it the most flexible laser on the market. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 13 Diode 415mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $2,297

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 13 Diode 415mW cluster is a flexible and powerful emitter for medium sized treatment area for the Vectra Genisys systems. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 13 Diode 715mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $3,032

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 13 Diode 415mW cluster is a flexible and powerful emitter for medium sized treatment area for the Vectra Genisys systems. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 9 Diode 1040mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $3,220

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 9 diode 1040mW cluster is the most popular, flexible and powerful laser medium sized probe for the Vectra Genisys systems. more info

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Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 9 Diode 540mW Cluster Probe

Our Price: $2,673

The Chattanooga Vectra Genisys 9 diode 540mW cluster is a great all around emitter. It is a flexible and powerful laser in a medium sized probe for the Vectra Genisys systems. more info

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TerraQuant Pro Cold Laser System

Our Price: $6,995

The upgradable TerraQuant Pro Cold Laser Package includes a 25,000mW safe super-pulsing emitter and controller, utilizing 3 proven radiant wavelengths to give users both deep and shallow penetration for maximum healing effects and it can be upgraded to control dual emitters. more info

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TerraQuant Elite Cold Laser System

Our Price: $9,990

The upgradable TerraQuant Elite Cold Laser Package includes a 25,000mW safe super-pulsing emitter and controller, utilizing 3 proven radiant wavelengths to give users both deep and shallow penetration for maximum healing effects and it can be upgraded to control dual emitters. more info

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Cold lasers for equine therapy have been around since the 1970s and are still a popular form of pain relief and accelerated healing. The reasons for this are simple.

When a veterinarian or trainer conducts a Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) session on a horse, the results are obvious. Whether it's a change in walk, trot or gallop, there is little question the animal is doing perceptively better. There is no placebo effect to contend with.

In addition, there is no FDA clearance required for equine lasers, meaning that cold laser costs are kept lower. However, it also means "buyer beware" because not all lasers are the same despite how they may be advertised.

Several products such as the DioWave, Avant, and Thor are FDA-cleared for human use and are also sold for equine therapy. The settings on these devices make it simple to switch back and forth. For example, the DioWave has a passcode setting for animal and human protocols.

While non-FDA-cleared devices can save you a lot of money, you'll have to rely on the specifications and reputation of the manufacturer in order to make a smart buying decision.

Equine Cold Laser Factors to Consider

For the best equine cold laser, there are a number of factors to consider including:

Pulsing & Frequency: The subject of the right frequency and pulsing attracts lots of debate particularly when discussing human cold laser therapy. For treating animals with shallow injuries, consider using a dual wavelength device.

Durability: Make sure the cold laser is built for equine use because this will ensure (usually) that the device is designed for more demanding settings--inside a barn, in the field, etc. versus inside a vet's office.

Treatment Area: This is stating the obvious but the difference between treatment areas for a cat and a horse is immense. Horses will require a larger diameter probe in order to complete the treatment area faster.

Power: At Coldlasers.com we do not try to upsell our customers with more powerful cold lasers, especially with human applications as more power does not necessarily guarantee better results. But horses are relatively big animals. So in equine therapy, bigger (more power) can be better because you can treat larger in a reasonable amount of time.

Safety: With greater power (watts) comes greater care and responsibility. Powerful Class 3 and Class 4 lasers require a higher degree of safety. Laser googles must be worn by the caregiver and a horse's eyes should always be covered to avoid damage.

For most deep tissue equine therapies, it is recommended you treat in the following way:

  • Treat the pain first
  • Treat the healing second

When treating the pain first, you'll receive instant positive feedback from the animal. This will confirm that you are treating the right areas.

When treating deep tissues, tendon, and bone injuries, use a continuous wave (CW) in the range of 800 to 90nm wavelength. Devices that support pulsing and other wavelengths will also allow you to treat surface injuries such as open wounds and abrasions. But these are more expensive. If you are on a tight budget, opt for a device with more power.

For a superficial wound healing device, consider one in the 600nm to 680nm range of wavelength. The Thor and Avant offer both wavelengths. For these surface applications, power levels are less important.

Equine Lasers Comparisons

In this table you'll find lasers that we sell here as well as other popular models. This will allow you to make an unbiased comparison with price, specifications, warranty and build quality.

Please note that we have not included every cold laser that could be used for equine therapy because those products are not specifically marketed for this kind of therapy. Also not included are desktop versions simply because they are not designed for use in more rugged environments.

These lasers are listed in order of increasing power.

Product

Class

Rugged

Equipment Type

Power Waveform and Wavelength

Dual Wave

Warranty

Price

ML830 (Battery version)

3b

Yes

Flashlight style

90mW @ 830nm

CW

No

1 year

$3,000

Vetrolaser

3b

Yes

Flashlight style

300mW@808nm

No

1 year

$575

Laserex 3000 450a

3b

Yes

Hand held Cordless

450mW@808nm

CW & Pulsed

No

2 years

$2,672

LZ30

3b

Yes

Hand held Cordless

900mW@808nm

50mW @ 637nm

CW, Pulsed, Sweep

Yes

3 years

$4,250

LZ30x

3b

Yes

Hand held Cordless

900mW@808nm

190mW @ 637nm

CW, Pulsed, Sweep

Yes

3 years

$4,950

Thor DDv- Vet Only (with probes)

3b

Padded

Cordless Console + Probes

2000mW@810nm

P2:69 LED@660nm

CW, Pulsed

Yes

1 year

$10,520

SpectraVet

Zeus and Pro2 with optional probes

(Uses Apollo Probes)

3b and IV Similar to Apollo Cordless Console + Probes

P1:100 mW @650 nm

P2: 750 mW @ 810 nm

P3: 3000 mW @ 810 nm

Yes 5-year on probes $4,000 and Up









Apollo Handheld>

4

Yes

Hand held Cordless

2,000mW@810nm CW

No

2 years

$4,000

Apollo Portable +3000

4

All Metal

Portable Console + Probes

3,000mW@810nm CW

No

2 years

$7,143

>DioWave D10

4

Yes

Controller + Fiber Optic Probes

10,000mW@ 980nm

CW, Pulsed, Sweep

No

3 Years

$15,000

LiteCure

Pegusus

4

Yes

Controller + Fiber Optic Probes

10,000mW@ 980nm

CW, Pulsed, Sweep

No

2 years

$15,000

K-Laser

K-1200

4

Office Only

Console + Fiber Optic Probes

12,000mW @ 800nm and/or 970nm

CW, Pulsed, Sweep

No

2 years

$15,000

Summary

The equine market for cold lasers is the most unambiguous. At ColdLasers.Com, we recommend that you buy the most powerful continuous wave (800nm to 980nm wavelength), rugged laser you can afford. In addition to power, look for a laser with a large emitter so that therapy times are minimized. If you will be doing superficial treatments (like scars, bruises and cuts) or more advanced therapies for a lot of for conditions other than pain, then you can consider units with pulsing options and other alternate wavelengths like the 630nm range.

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