a very thorough approach to diagnosing the lame or poor performing horse. We offer high quality digital imaging radiographs.
We perform ultrasounds regularly and incorporate an intensive schedule for rehabilitation, offer Vet Stem therapeutic injections for tendon/ligament injuries and perform comprehensive reevaluations as the horse progresses.
Surgical therapies are also considered as needed. Our hospital offers both a hard and soft area for evaluations as well as hills and an arena is adjacent.
WCE - ADVANCED THERAPIES
We use Pro-Stride® APS in managing osteoarthritis and other causes of lameness to help reduce pain and inflammation, and Restigen® PRP to help manage tendon, ligament injuries, and wound healing. Both Pro-Stride® APS and Restigen® PRP use stall-side processing that creates a concentrated solution, that amplifies the healing process when injected into the injured area. These products can serve as a natural alternatives to conventional osteoarthritis management options. The resulting concentrated solution of cells, platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory cytokines helps relieve pain, and restore the balance of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines within the joint.
Stem cell therapy utilizes the latest advances in regenerative medicine by harvesting the patient's own fat derived stem cells and injecting them directly into the area that requires treatment. Those cells then develop into new cells of the surrounding tissue type and help in the repair. Stem cells are used because of their inherent ability to adapt in their new surroundings and become like the tissue they are placed into. The conditions we use stem cells to treat are tendonitis, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and meniscal injuries. The procedure involves removing a small amount of fat from the rump of the patient. The fat is then shipped to a company that harvests and grows the stem cells for use, and then packages them in an easily injectable manner. The cells are then injected into the affected area of the horse 48 hours after the initial harvest.