Canine, 12yo, M, Doberman Pinscher, “Prince”

Case Study

Canine, 12yo, M, Doberman Pinscher, “Prince”

  • September 29 2023
  • Case Studies

Author(s): Dr. Amy Manhart, Vincennes Veterinary Clinic, Vincennes, IN



Prince had a 2-year history of multi-limb lameness, paraparesis, and ataxia. 

Exam Findings 

The patient had decreased to absent proprioception of the left thoracic and pelvic limbs.  He had a wide-based stance and appeared kyphotic. He had difficulty rising and occasionally scuffed his rear paws when walking. Degenerative disc disease was suspected.

Laser Treatment Details

A single laser therapy session treating the hips and lumbar spine with the osteoarthritis protocol was performed. 21,600 Joules (15J/cm2) were delivered at 18 Watts using the XL contact treatment head.  


Immediately after Prince’s laser session, his mobility and proprioception were improved. 

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