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Treatment Modalities

Equine Innovative Medicine offers many treatment modalities that range from traditional western medicine to regenerative medicine.  Our goal is to provide each patient with the most individualized treatment plan possible, so that we can achieve your performance goals.

  • Oral anti-inflammatories may be used to decrease inflammation and to increase comfort level of the horse. They may be given for a short period of time or on a more permanent basis depending on the severity of the horse’s discomfort.
  • Therapeutic Joint injections are used to decreased inflammation and pain within the joint and increase viscosity of the joint fluid.
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections may be used within the joint or in the soft tissue.
    • PRP is a process of collecting the horse’s blood and concreting the platelets within the plasma and activating them which will release protein growth factors which will stimulate the natural pathways of healing within the area injected.
    • PRP is very effective in decreasing inflammation and promoting healing.
    • PRP Is used to treat many soft tissue injuries such as tears to the deep digital flexor tendon and the superficial digital flexor tendon, along with suspensory ligament injuries.
    • PRP is also gaining popularity in treating joint injuries and osteoarthritis.
  • IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) injections may be used within the joint.
    • IRAP is an anti-inflammatory therapy that blocks interleukin 1. By blocking interleukin 1 the inflammatory damaged caused by interleukin is stopped.
    • IRAP decreases inflammation and promotes healing within the joint.
    • IRAP is generally used to treat osteoarthritis and is generally consists of 3 to 4 treatments.
    • IRAP is a great option for the horses that have a history of laminitis or are no longer responsive to steroid injections.
  • Stem cells may be collected and processed to be used to facilitate healing of soft tissue injuries, joint injuries or abnormalities such as OCD lesions.
    • At EIM a bone marrow sample will be collected and sent to a laboratory for growth and proliferation of the stem cells.  This will provide a larger yield of concentrated stem cell population in which to inject into the desired location.  The severity of the lesion will dictate the number of injections needed to facilitate healing.
  • Systemic Joint therapies: such as Adequan, Legend, and PentAussie are unique products that all work differently to help increase joint health and decrease joint pain/inflammation.
  • Nurticuticals are oral feed supplements that are sometimes useful in decreasing inflammation and promoting joint health.
  • Acupuncture is a minimally invasive procedure and is very effective at eliminating pain and discomfort.
  • Chiropractic manipulation may be helpful in managing some lameness and works synergistically with acupuncture
  • The use of rehabilitation programs may decrease the amount of time needed before the horse can return to work and will greatly decrease the chance of re-injury.

Business Hours

Available for After Hours Emergencies. 

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