Restore Soundness with Equine Regenerative Therapy
From joint or tendon injuries to inflammation, arthritis, and other health conditions, horses can acquire a variety of conditions that need treatment.
Our team at Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital offers numerous equine therapeutic treatments designed to help manage pain, speed healing, and reduce inflammation and scar tissue that may impede recovery.
Whether it's administering orthobiotics for musculoskeletal disorders or another treatment option, we are here to help your horse get back to performing at its best.
Equine Therapeutic Services
Our range of equine therapeutic services aid in pain management and healing for numerous health conditions in horses.
This is a therapy for equine joint disease that slows the progression of osteoarthritis by inhibiting factors that lead to cartilage breakdown. A2M is a molecule that is found naturally in the blood and has been found to help prevent cartilage breakdown.
A2M is the strongest orthobiotic anti-inflammatory available.
Pro-Stride (Autologous conditioned plasma) is made from your horse’s own blood that is processed in a 2-step system that produces a super concentrated solution of anti-inflammatory and healing factors.
This regenerative therapy offers a safe, convenient, drug-free alternative to traditional steroid joint injections to treat arthritis and joint pain in your equine athlete.
Pro-Stride is a great option for:
- Young performance horses with inflamed or sore joints. Pro-Stride will help protect the joints from future arthritis without the use of steroids.
- Older horses that may be at higher risk due to metabolic diseases (such as Cushing’s or Equine Metabolic Syndrome). Pro-Stride is made from the horse’s own blood, so there are no systemic effects as can be seen with steroids.
- Actively competing horses as there is no withdrawal time for USEF and FEI competition.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections are used to treat equine injuries and encourage the natural regeneration of injured or degenerative tissue without subjecting the patient to significant risk.
We have learned that when activated in the body, platelets release healing proteins called growth factors. There are many growth factors with varying responsibilities. Cumulatively, however, they accelerate tissue and wound healing. When injected into inflamed or injured tissue, we are able to deliver a powerful cocktail of growth factors that can dramatically enhance tissue recovery.
RenoVo is an amniotic tissue allograft comprised of cytokines, growth factors and proteins that are naturally found in amniotic tissues.
Injuries that have been seen to improve with RenoVo injection include deep digital flexor tendonitis and chronic suspensory branch desmitis.
IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) injections are used to treat equine injuries and encourage the regeneration of injured or degenerative tissue.
The patented IRAP syringe produces autologous conditioned serum (ACS), which contains active quantities of anti-inflammatory and regenerative cytokines. The IRAP syringe contains specially treated glass beads that stimulate the white blood cells to produce anti-inflammatory and regenerative cytokines.
The blood is incubated overnight and then centrifuged to collect serum. The serum produced is then re-injected back into the patient, be it a joint, a chronically sore navicular area, or an inflamed tendon sheath, working to decrease the inflammatory process and thus helping to improve comfort and slowing the degenerative process.
At Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital we use polyacrylamide gels such as Arthramid and Noltrex.
The use of these gels is rapidly eclipsing the use of steroids dues to their protective capacity and long duration of functionality.
Health Issues That Equine Therapies Can Address
Regenerative therapy from our equine vets can be an excellent option for horses suffering from:
- Musculoskeletal disorders and back pain
- Joint diseases and injuries