Equine Regenerative Medicine
Pro-Stride will reduce pain associated with arthritis and deliver naturally occurring anti-inflammatory proteins. Pro-Stride Injection is capable of slowing cartilage degradation and improving mobility.
It can provide pain relief for up to one year following a single injection. The treatment can be done in the field and processed within 20 minutes.
IRAP (Interleukin Receptor Antagonist Protein) - Interleukin-1 is a protein present in the body that is suspected to be the major cause of inflammation in the joint. By blocking the attachment of Interleukin-1 to the joint capsule in the horse, we can reduce the amount of inflammatory activity in the joint and promote healing.
Blood is drawn from the horse and is processed over the next 24 hours to obtain multiple doses for injection. This is a very safe treatment using the horse's own body to heal itself without using artificial aids.
Stem Cell Therapy - Stem cells have the unique ability to develop into new tissues and stimulate healing. These cells are present throughout our bodies and that of our equine friends. The highest concentrations are found in the umbilical cord tissue in newborn foals and in the bone marrow of adults.
Our veterinarians can harvest stem cells from your own horse and either concentrate them for immediate injection, or send a sample for expansion to obtain greater numbers of cells and multiple injections.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) - PRP is harvested from your own horse and processed into an injectable form. A simple blood draw is necessary to obtain the plasma which is then centrifuged to separate the "buffy coat" rich in platelets and other healing agents.
This sample is high in growth factors which are credited with stimulation stem cell activation and general healing.