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Table 1 Clinical cases that met the inclusion criteria

From: Perilesional photobiomodulation therapy and physical rehabilitation in post-operative recovery of dogs surgically treated for thoracolumbar disk extrusion

GroupBreedSexAge (years)BW (Kg)S-SMFS T0T1T2MFS T2
11GDF46.511YY4
21FBF410.613NY4
31BeagleF612.253NY5
41GDM1310.123YY5
51MBF6723NN3
61MBF44.923YY5
71MBM416.213NY4
81GDF44.9213NY5
91BeagleF912303NN3
101PoodleF53,933YY5
111CKF511.532NN3
121GDM610.512NN3
132MBM1037153YY5
142MBM713303YY5
152MBM930.513YY5
162FBF712140NN0
172GDM61113NY5
182MBM111643NY5
192MBF152223YY4
202MBF616.570NN0
212GDM8812NY4
222MBM1013103YY5
232LagottoM81701NY5
242GDF77.521YY5
  1. Group 1 = no Laser; Group 2 = perilesional laser application; GD = German Dachshund; FB = French Bouledogue; CK = Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; MB = Mixed breed; F = female; M = male; BW = Body Weight; S-S = interval of time, expressed in days, between the appearance of symptoms and surgery; MFS T0 = MFS on admission at rehabilitation center; T1 = neurological evaluation after 14 days of physiotherapy; T2 = neurological evaluation after 30 days of physiotherapy; N = dog not able to ambulate; Y = dog able to ambulate; MFS T2 = MFS after 30 days of physiotherapy. Dogs n.16 and n.20 were discharged with the cart to walk because of their poor prognosis of MFS 0 on admission and no improvement during physiotherapy