What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma is used to naturally accelerate healing and rebuild tissue in the body. Platelets are naturally found in blood. They are responsible for clotting and are the first respondents to an injury. Platelet-Rich Plasma is a highly, concentrated plasma that contains platelets, naturally occurring growth factors and bio-active proteins. The growth factors help re-grow the damaged tissue. The bio-active proteins initiate the healing process and minimize inflammation.
What is PRP Therapy?
– A natural and alternative, regenerative therapy for horses
PRP is derived from the horses own body. Blood is drawn from the horse, spun down in a centrifuge to separate the Platelet-Rich Plasma from the blood. The PRP is then injected into the horse near the injury. This allows for accelerated and regenerative healing of the injury. PRP therapy is 100% drug free and utilizes the horses own healing mechanisms.
Benefits of PRP Therapy for Horses
- Relive pain
- Accelerate healing
- Treat tendon injuries in horses
- Treat ligament injury in horses
- Prevent Bowed Tendons
- Treat horses with Arthritis
- Treat horses with Synovitis
- Treat suspensory ligament desmitis
- Reduce inflammation in horses
- Heal wounds caused accidentally or from surgery
- Treat granulation of tissue defect
- Inject PRP to accelerate soft tissue healing in horses
- Use PRR gel Topically on burn, cuts and wounds
Medivet PRP Kits
Medivet’s PRP kit has been trusted by equine veterinarians for years. The therapy can be performed in under an hour and is minimally invasive for the horse. Medivet’s PRP kit starts activating the Platelet- Rich Plasma before it is injected into the injury for a swifter recover process.
PRP therapy for performance horses
PRP therapy is approved and recommended for use in performance horses. Tendon and Ligament injuries are common in all horses but more so in athletic, performance horses. An injury in a performance horse can be detrimental to the horse’s career. Tendon and Ligament injuries in horses are believed to predispose horses to more serious breakdown injuries and condylar fractures. PRP helps heal and rebuild the injured tissue. Often the horse’s tissue is as strong or stronger after PRP therapy, than it was before the injury.