Autologous Conditioned Serum
MediVet’s Autologous Conditioned Serum is an unmatched progressive gene therapy that BLOCKS & TERMINATES the INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE in the body.
What makes MediVet’s ACS process stand out?
MediVet has enhanced the traditional IRAP joint-therapy with our specialized process and patented photo bio stimulation technology. Utilizing low-level light of specific wavelengths to induce the release of anti-inflammatory cytokines and inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines from white blood cells present in the whole blood samples. The anti-inflammatory cytokines induced by MediVet’s Low-Level Light Stimulation include IL-1ra and IL-10. The pro-inflammatory compounds inhibited include IL-1, IL-2, IL-6, and TNF-alpha. MediVet Labs uses this cutting edge technology to modulate the anti-inflammatory cytokine release from the white cells.
What is the indicated use of ACS?
A variety of soft tissue inflammation sites have been successfully treated with ACS. This powerful anti-inflammatory can be injected intravenous, intramuscular, nebulized into the lungs or injected into a joint. Intravenous administration of MediVets ACS will also increase the circulation of important regenerative compounds to help fight early arthritis, synovitis, capsulitis, and generalized joint inflammation.
How is the sample collected and shipped?
MediVet Equine will provide a shipping cooler with cold packs, two blood bags, shipping label and ACS submission form. A licensed veterinarian collects approximately 400 milliliters of blood, under strict aseptic conditions, in the MediVet ACS blood collection bag provided. The bag includes an attached needle with a safety clamp for direct stick into the jugular vein. The tubing is then tied off, placed in the MediVet cooler with cold packs and shipped overnight to our lab with the provided label. MediVet Labs processes the blood and typically ships the syringes the day after receipt. Total time from collection to injection is approximately 72 hours. (See Cooler instructions)
What will I get back from the Lab?
A cooler replenished with blood bags, shipping label and submission form for your next use. Your processed ASC, on average 35-40 5ml ACS doses placed in a caped syringe. These doses should be placed in a freezer and may be kept for up to twelve months, making maintenance injections very convenient. MediVets ACS can be administered I.A.to treat a joint or I.V. for a systemic anti-inflammatory response. Inject I.M. to treat a strained or pulled muscle. MediVets ACS can also be nebulized into the lungs to treat general inflammation, SAID, ROA and EIPH.
ACS Guidelines & Recommendations
Intra-articular Injection Protocol:
Inject site once or twice a week for 3 to 4 weeks, then as necessary for maintenance. Injection volume varies.
Intravenous Application Protocol:
- For competing performance horses it is recommended that intravenous injections be given 2-3 times per week, with the last dose of the week being administered as close to competition as permitted. If you can treat the day of event, 5ml application will provide the desired systemic anti-inflammatory response. Use 10ml the day before the event if same day application is not possible
- V. application of ACS will also help manage joint and lung inflammation.
- Localized ACS injections around strained or damaged tendons, Followed up with I.V. applications
The I.V. application of ACS is extremely beneficial for performance horses.
- Optimizing Health and Performance
- Managing Generalized joint inflammation
- Routine joint, tendon and ligament maintenance
- Tendon and Ligament Injuries
- Nebulize 5ml once a week during training and competition to maintain overall lung health.
- Nebulize 5ml after transportation to clear the lungs and eliminate any irritation.
- For EIPH, RAO and SAID Jet nebulize with oxygen three times per week and I.V. three times per week (alternate days). Once bleeding is reduced to a 2/5 or general lung inflammation has been reduced you can drop to one or two nebulizer applications and two I.V. applications weekly.
- Inject 2ml into a strained and inflamed muscle as needed to reduce swelling.