Laser therapy, therefore, has many clinical applications in veterinary sports medicine from shortening the healing time of wounds to improving the prognosis of flexor tendon and suspensory ligament injuries. Laser Therapy is also a safe and pain free technique which is well tolerated by patients so in the vast majority of cases sedation is not required. The length and frequency of treatments varies with the condition being treated but a typical programme consists of multiple treatments in a short time space e.g. twice a week for the first month, followed by a period of maintenance treatments e.g. once a month.