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Platelet Rich Plasma vs Stem Cells

There are so many questions about PRP and Stem Cells. Here, I will talk about the main differences between the two. What is PRP What is Stem Cells When do I Use PRP vs Stem Cells? Platelet Rich Plasma PRP is blood plasma with a concentrated platelet count.  The concentrated platelets are obtained by centrifugation or filtration of the horse's blood. The plasma obtained can be injected directly into the tendon, ligament lesion or directly into the joint. The advantages of using PRP include: The ease of use and administration of growth factors. Great anti-inflammatory properties The facility to obtain PRP compared to stem cells Less expensive Stem Cells Stem cells can be derived from multiple sources. They can be obtained from either the fat, bone marrow,  dental pulp cavity, placenta and others. They are most commonly used for tendon, ligament healing, and joint repair. Although we are using them in other areas such as LUNGS and it is showing to be very promising. Daily research continues exploring the mode of action and benefits of stem cell therapy. The advantages of using Stem Cell Therapy include: Possibly better healing Regeneration of tissue The Best of Both Worlds: PRP and STEM CELLS together I would like a consult with Dr Rullan Stem Cells and PRP This horse received both Stem Cells and PRP Better healing Faster antinflamatories Final outcome 9 months later. The healing quality showed in the longevity of the athlete. Treatment was 3 years ago and the horse continues to compete sound without recurrence

Does your Foal Have a Club Foot?

The 5 facts you need to know when dealing with club feet in foals! Club feet happen when there is a contraction (shortening) of the deep digital flexor tendon or check ligament. Club feet can happen on a single foot or multiple feet. You can work on a foal with club feet as soon as 1 day old. Most foals with club feet do not need surgery. Corrective timing and shoeing is the first line of defense for club feet problems Get a NO Charge Consult in our Podiatry Day March 18 2019 Get a NO Charge Consult in our Next Podiatry Day! Call us at 352-307-3690 for a free consult What do we do to fix it ? Your Veterinarian might want to treat medically the first day. Sometimes oxytetracycline and splint bandages Your farrier will trim the heals as soon as possible. A corrective shoe can be placed as soon 2 weeks after birth. If this is not done soon enough, or if this does not correct the problem, then check ligament surgery might be necessary Our podiatry team can help you and your foal with club feet. Find out when is our next podiatry day and visit us for a FREE EXAM

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Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber

Look what the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber can DO! We are proud to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a life saving measure for our patients. I am sure you like many are wondering, how does it work? When would I use it? What are the benefits? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HBOT aids healing in the following ways: Stimulates stem cell production Stimulates growth of new blood vessels in bone and soft tissue Decreases swelling and inflamation Increases levels of white blood cells to kill bacteria in infected tissues Anaerobic bacteria are killed directly by the high level of oxygen reaching the infected tissues HBOT can be used to treat the following: EIPH or Bleeders Breeding - helps uterus return to normal size, dummy foals improve with increased blood flow to brain Anemia or blood loss Bone Infection Wounds and Trauma Laminitis Post-surgical patients- decreases recovery time Increases oxygen intake levels Surgical site incision infections Interested in learning more: CLICK HERE (

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