Medical Therapies

IRAP BLOOD COLLECTION

IRAP COLLECTION

IRAP – Interleukin Receptor Antagonist  Protein – autologous conditioned serum, injected directly into joints with synovitis, capsulitis or early DJD

 

 

Tildren – a biophosphonate that affects bone modelling cells. We have used it to successfully treat Navicular Syndrome, Hock and Pastern DJD and prophylatically in some top level performance horses

Regeneus – We are one of only a handful of practices in the country to be able to offer this treatment. The product is a cell free cytokine therapy made from adipose derived stem cells from donor horses, it is injected directly into joints, tendons and ligaments. This therapy is drug free and the trial work in humans and dogs has been outstanding. Early results in the horse are also very exciting for this new treatment.

Corticosteroids – injected directly into diseased joints. Not as “new” as others mentioned but still a very effective and economical method of treatment of lameness.

Pentosan polysulphates, hyaluronic acid, oral joint foods, omega 3 oil – simple to use, and can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies, these are very good maintenance therapy for osteoarthritis and as they are given systemically they help all joints.

Corrective Shoeing – “No foot, NPodiatry HORSES HOOFo horse” – there is not a truer saying, and in managing any lameness we always discuss how changes to shoeing or trimming may help.

If your horse shows signs of lameness, please arrange a consultation with one of our veterinarians to  avoid further injury or poor performance.