Veterinary Applications & Case Studies
Case One: Foal, Pneumonia & Septic Joints
Joey, a 2 week old Saddlebred colt presented to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Veterinary Teaching Hospital by the owner, Dr. Debra Rykoff, D.V.M. on March 24
SUMMARY: Joey was presented in critical condition, having been diagnosed with pneumonia, septic arthritis, immature joints, scrotal hernia, colic and leukocytosis. He was on 8 liters of nasal oxygen per minute. His fibrinogen concentration was high. Joey evidenced slow improvement on March 31 after the Ig2000 therapy that began March 30. The therapy regimen was 10 minutes every other day on setting one. The therapy time was divided at 5 minutes per outer lung area paying particular attention to the Mesentric, Dorsal thoracic, Tracheobronchial, Mediastinal, Ventral, Axillary and Caudal deep cervical lymph nodes. The Ig2000 treatments were an adjunct for Joey's prescribed standard treatments. The particular areas of improvement in Joey's case are in concert with the standard outcome of therapy with the Ig2000. Joey's blood gases steadily improved after the Ig2000 therapy was incorporated into Joey's treatment protocol. The PaCO2 on supplemental oxygen was 108mmhg and PaO2 of 35.2mmHg. Forty-eight hours after being taken off oxygen the PaCO2 was 64 and the PaO2was 64.7, as of April 16. The WBC decreased to 12.6 on April 24 after an initial increase to 17.4 after two Ig2000 therapies. This increase is normal when treating this indication with Ig2000 photon therapy. The WBC also increased on April 19/20 due to mild colic. Joey was discharged on April 30 with "lung sound greatly improved". Additional diagnostics of April 28 showed "great improvement with the ossification of tarsal bones". As of today, Joey is a healthy equine performing many of the activities that his original prognosis indicated that he would not be able to achieve. Dr. Rykoff has verbally noted that Joey's follow-up radiographs show no scarring in the lungs and also no residual joint damage due to the sepsis.