An endoscopy is a highly useful medical imaging tool used to examine your horse without actually examining an internal organ or obtaining a biopsy. To perform an endoscopy, your veterinarian uses a thin tubular instrument with a small camera on the end – called an endoscope – and inserts it into an opening of the body.
Currently, horses suffering from chronic pain and lameness must undergo lengthy and cumbersome treatment regimens. These usually involve prolonged medication and surgical interventions. Often the results are not satisfactory. Shockwave therapy constitutes a new modality for dealing with refractory conditions.
Blood plasma that is enriched with platelets. It contains protein growth factors that initiate wound healing which enhance the access of healthy inflammatory cells to areas of injured tissue. They also help to encourage the formation of new blood vessels and connective tissue.
IRAP (Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein) is an effective intra-articular treatment for joint disease. It is designed to stimulate the horses' own white blood cells to produce anti-inflammatory mediators and enzymes that can reduce the inflammation present as a result of degenerative joint disease.