Equine Regenerative Medicine
Innovative equine regenerative therapies are the need of the hour to save horses from getting overloaded with pharmaceutical agents, i.e. drugs. There are many reasons to adopt such therapies. It is actually the ethical responsibility of the clinicians to not only treat the patients with medicines/drugs, but to find innovative solutions which are less harmful, more safe, and more effective. Many times, due to a lack of availability of the latest therapies, patients were not able to live. This is of great concern to us at Performance Equine Veterinary Services.
- Stem Cells
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Prolozone Therapy (Prolo)
Stem cells have been proven to help the animals suffering from a variety of conditions like arthritis and tendon or joint issues. This procedure is a regenerative process that allows your horse to better cope with their changing bodies. Stem cells hold immense promise for medical treatment because they can take on the traits of all kinds of cells and then replicate many times over.
The regenerative cells that are collected do several things: they release chemicals that help decrease inflammation; they send out chemicals to the body to bring healing cells into that area; and they have the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP therapy is short for platelet-rich plasma therapy. It also involves drawing blood from a patient, though this time we want to isolate the platelets from the blood, making platelet-rich plasma. Once this blood is applied directly to an injury, it speeds up the healing process. It has been used successfully for skin, bone, and soft tissue injuries. It is also great to use for wounds that are having trouble healing.
PRP therapy works by using a patient’s own blood so there is less of a chance of a reaction. It also uses a sterile, closed system because the safety of our patients remains most important.
We are so pleased to be able to offer these great therapies to help our patients heal. If you have any questions about our procedures, feel free to contact the office at (352) 307-3690.
Prolotherapy is used as needed to achieve the best results possible. We are proud to use the latest technologies to correct any injuries that may have occurred in the past.
A proliferant is injected into your horse in the affected ligament or tendon, beginning the healing process through direct stimulation. New collagen starts to form which strengthens damaged or weak ligament and tendon tissues.
Prolotherapy can help horses that suffer from arthritis, degenerative joint disease, torn ligaments, tendons and cartilage, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, and so much more. It is also quite helpful for patients that are suffering from tweaked or torn tendons and ligaments.