Equine Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation made from autologous whole blood, which is processed in a
way that causes platelets and growth factors to concentrate.

a veterinarian holding a horse

Platelet Rich Plasma:
E-PET Equine Platelet Enhancement Therapy (Pall Corp)

Platelets go to the site of injury and release many substances that promote healing, stimulate blood vessel formation, recruit endogenous stem cells, and control inflammation. The veterinarian can prepare the PRP stall side for immediate use by taking blood from your horse and using a special filtration bag system. The PRP is then injected into the injury site, usually with ultrasound guidance. It is typically used in tendons and ligaments to help stimulate healing but has also been used in joints. This particular PRP product has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for suspensory branch injuries. (G. Castelijins et al., VetComp OrthopTraumatol 2011:24(5)363-9).