Wednesday
Feb262014

Platelet Rich Plasma

This treatment involves collecting some of the horse's own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate platelet rich plasma.  These platelets make blood clot and release growth factors that stimulate healing in bones, tendons, skin, and cartilage.  The PRP is then injected into the damaged area with ultrasound guidance.  As it is a byproduct of the horse's own blood, rejection or transmission of disease is not an issue.  PRP can also be stored and injected into the horse again at a later time, if needed.