Pro-Stride. We are excited to be one of the only veterinary practices in the area to bring this revolutionary treatment to our area. It is an Autologous Protein Solution (APS) and the most advanced treatment available on the farm in a single visit. It is a centrifuged solution of your own horse’s blood that provides all the important healing factors, which are immediately administered in a super-concentrated joint injection. It is a very portable system, and allows our veterinarians to provide advanced treatment for arthritis on your farm in one visit.
Studies have demonstrated pain relief for up to one year with just one treatment. This natural, steroid-free treatment avoids any unwanted side effects associated with traditional steroid joint injections. There is no drug withholding time for competitors at the FEI and USEF levels. It is also safe for use in young horses, as well as Cushings, Laminitis/Founder, and Insulin Resistant (IR) horses.
Pro-Stride is much different and better than the previously popular Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS). Pro-Stride is the newest anti-inflammatory/IRAP regenerative medicine product used to treat joint inflammation and arthritis. IRAP (Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) is a natural anti-inflammatory protein released by white blood cells (leukocytes) at the site of injury to combat the badly degrading IL-1 protein. IRAP protein is collected from your horse’s blood by processing the white cells using a proprietary centrifuge method. IRAP counteracts inflammation by blocking the inflammatory protein interleukin-1 (IL-1) within joints. If unblocked, IL-1 leads to pain and damage. Pro-Stride is superior to other IRAP systems that require 3-5 treatments at one week intervals.
When platelets become activated, growth factors are released which play a significant role in the natural healing, repair, and regeneration. ACT-PRP delivers a high level of platelets capable or recruiting and proliferating cells necessary for faster and more complete healing. In one short, simple spin, the ACT-PRP System can efficiently capture a majority of the horse’s collected platelets. Pro-Stride Injection will reduce pain associated with arthritis and deliver naturally occurring anti-inflammatory proteins. Pro-Stride Injection is capable of slowing cartilage degradation and improving mobility.
The entire process from blood collection to treatment injection takes less than one hour and is completed on the farm. The price ranges from $650-$1000 depending on the number of joints that are being injected.
Overview of the benefits of Pro-Stride:
-Pain relief for up to one year (A. Bertone(Ohio State Univ.) in American Journal of Vet. Research 2014)
-Concentrated solution of anti-inflammatory proteins including IRAP
-Less than 20 minute blood processing, one time visit, single injection
-Natural, holistic, drug-free therapy
-Slows cartilage degradation
-Treats lameness, joint swelling, and tendon inflammation
-Eliminates risks associated with steroid therapies
-Safe for use in young, Laminitis/Founder, Cushings, and IR horses
For more information on the process please go to:
Dr. Jeff Moss of Temecula Creek Equine at 951-297-9891
Ref: Dr. Sallie Hyman, VMD, DACVIM, CVA