MLS® Laser Therapy for Snippina, Hamster with Abscess

MLS® Laser Therapy Case Study

Snippina, Hamster with Abscess

Species: Hamster

Gender: Female

Age: 1 Year

Name: Snippina

Clinical Case

Snippina is presented for an abscess at her left ear, with a small fistula leaking pus. The patient is slightly depressed and shows decreased appetite.

Therapy

  • Antibiotic therapy with enrofloxacin 5 mg/kg sid
  • MLS® Laser Therapy using “chronic inflammation” program (Ton) every other day, associated with pus removal and medication of the site, thanks to the patient being very collaborative.

After the first treatment Snippina already looks happier, and her appetite is now regular.
After three applications the abscess had decreased and a surgical debridement could be performed. The small wound healed by second intention.

Before surgery the hamster received an additional session of MLS® Laser Therapy, as well as two days later.
After a week Snippina has been brought in for a check, the wound was healing well and afterwards the abscess never reformed.

Courtesy of Dr. Iolanda Micchi

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