Regenerative Therapies
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is used to promote healing in tendon or ligament injuries. PRP is a component of the horse’s own blood and can be processed on the farm for quick turnover and immediate treatment.

Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein (IRAP) is used to decrease inflammation in arthritic joints. IRAP is a more natural alternative to steroid joint injections, but is also used when joints become refractory to steroids. This therapy is produced from the horse’s own blood, but must be processed off-site.

Stem cells are used to treat injured tendons or ligaments. These special cells can transform into tendon or ligament cells, and promote healing by decreasing inflammation and producing a better healing pattern. Stem cells are derived from either the horse’s fat or bone marrow, processed off-site within a few days, and then injected directly into the damaged tendon or ligament.