Phovia fluorescent light therapy now offered for equine


Patented light therapy system can now quickly and completely heal horse patients’ lesions

Vetoquinol USA has announced the Phovia dermatology system, which helps accelerate natural skin regeneration for most lesions, is now offered to equine veterinarians.

Photo courtesy of Vetoquinol.

Photo courtesy of Vetoquinol.

Therefore, horses can quickly and completely heal from common dermatological conditions including1:

  • Surgical incisions
  • Skin infections
  • Traumatic wounds, and
  • As a component of a summer sore treatment program

“Since January 2021, Phovia has been helping dogs and cats heal from a variety of skin conditions. Now, the system is proven in horses — bringing our equine friends a new tool for faster healing,” commented Eric M. Alsup, DVM, Country Manager, Vetoquinol USA, in a company release. “Quick and complete healing can help horses and their owners spend less time dealing with bandages and wound care.”1

A proven service, Phovia can be performed by trained veterinarians, technicians, or assistants. It requires no other care from owners.

It has been discovered that light therapy, or photobiomodulation, stimulates collagen and secretion of various growth factors including epidermal growth factor (EGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β).2

Though it exerts a biological effect, the Phovia system is generally very safe for users and animals. Additionally, it does not contain antibiotics, steroids, or immunomodulating drugs that may interfere with eligibility for competition.3,4


  1. Phovia fluorescent light therapy now available for horses. News release. Vetoquinol USA. September 13, 2022. Accessed September 13, 2022.
  2. Marchegiani, A. et al. (2021) Current Applications and Future Perspectives of Fluorescence Light Energy Biomodulation in Veterinary Medicine. Vet Sci, Jan 25;8(2):20.
  3. Marchegiani, A., et al. (2019), Fluorescence biomodulation in the management of canine interdigital pyoderma cases: a prospective, single‐blinded, randomized and controlled clinical study. Vet Dermatol, 30: 371-e109.
  4. Salvaggio, A., et al. (2020) Effect of the topical Klox fluorescence biomodulation system on the healing of canine surgical wounds. Veterinary Surgery, 49:719-727.
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