Joint Treatment For Horses To Improve Joint And Cartilage

Joints serve to ensure varied movement of the horse and protection of its caused pressure. If joints have any defects horse’s wellbeing, movement, and performance will have the same negative  effect.

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Joint and Cartilage Symptoms For Horses

As joints and cartilage are actively exposed to stress, they encounter different forces that cause injuries. Therefore, any of the following symptoms can be a sign of serious health problems.

If you notice any of these symptoms contact your veterinarian to define a problem and find appropriate treatment:

Inflammation;
Heat, and swelling;
Painful limb;
Stiffness;
Lameness;
Exercise intolerance, disinterest in physical activity;
Difficulties to walk.

What Can Increase The Risk Of Cartilage And Joint Injuries?

As joints ensure movement they constantly are exposed to different risks that can cause cartilage and joint injuries:

Trauma – improper land, fall or slip can cause excessive tendon pull that can create damages.
Arthritis – a degenerative disease that occurs from joint inflammation that damages cartilage. When cartilage – the natural cushioning surface on both ends of bones – wears away, bones start to rub against each other. The resulting friction causes pain and loss of mobility.
Overworking or over-exercising – too many fast and uneven activities can create excessive load to the legs. Which can be beyond horse’s cartilage and joint capabilities. Large horse breeds have a higher risk of joint injuries because their weight creates more stress on their legs, including joints.
Ageing – joint cartilage wears of within time and makes joints weaker and more vulnerable. Thereby, there can occur inflammation and pain.

Cartilage and Joint Injury Treatments For Horses

As horses are predisposed to traumatic wounds that can be labor intensive and expensive to heal, equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) start to play an important role in wound repair and healing of joint defects.

Stem Cell Therapy for horses helps treating symptoms of joint injuries and support the formation of normal hyaline cartilage, keeping horse healthier for longer.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) secrete soluble factors, which cause increased immune responses and influence the matrix turnover in synovium and cartilage. The beneficial effect of MSCs on cartilage morphology and histology has been demonstrated in various models.

MSCs produce a mix of anti-inflammatory proteins, including IL-1RA, with growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration. This is exactly why it is a highly recommended joint treatment for horses.

Medrego offers EquiCell Stem Cell Therapy for cartilage and joint injuries that can help to deal with pain and might stop the progression of the disease or condition.

It’s a simple injection procedure. The cells move to inflamed or damaged tissue, can suppress inflammation, can relieve pain, and cause new tissue to grow.

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Horse Stem Cell Therapies are currently helping thousands of horses worldwide. Experts report that this therapy is safe and has an up to 88% success rate.

More details about Medrego EquiCell Stem Cell Therapy can be found in the General Horse section and Veterinarian section.

How To Proceed And Order?

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1. Veterinarian consultation.

Visit your veterinarian to ensure that Stem Cell Therapy is suitable for a particular case. Veterinarians will decide whether to use autologous or allogeneic Stem Cells.

If your veterinarian is not aware of such treatment options as stem cell therapy, we will be happy to assist him and explain more about the opportunities he is missing out. For most popular horse injuries Stem Cells do appear to be the most effective treatment option available.

2. Ordering Stem Cell Therapy.

Veterinarian or Horse owner can easily order the EquiCell therapy over the phone, email or order form and it will be delivered to your desired clinic on dry ice within 24-48 hours. A veterinarian can also easily store the treatment doses in a regular freezer (-20C ) for future use or upcoming cases.

3. Performing the Stem Cell Therapy. 

A veterinarian will perform a Stem Cell Therapy, that includes local short-term anesthesia and simple Stem Cell injection guided by ultrasound.

In the case of intravenous (IV) injection for overall improvements and performance boost it will be even easier, just a simple injection in the neck (bloodstream).

4. Recovery and observation.

After the procedure, follow veterinarian instructions and see how your horse recovers and thrives. The first healing results can already be seen after 2 weeks, and complete recovery takes 3-6 months.

Benefits Of Using Stem Cell Therapy

Medrego EquiCell therapy offers the following advantages:

In the case of Allogeneic therapy, it is a non-invasive procedure for your horse to obtain mesenchymal Stem Cells (no risk of infection).
In the case of Allogeneic therapy, healthy young donor-derived cells used for any EquiCell preparation.
Decreased inflammation processes and pain for the horse. Improved mobility for a horse (decreased lameness).
Highly homogenous equine mesenchymal cell population obtained due to proprietary cell sourcing and preparation technology.
Immediate availability of cells for transplantation. The dose can be stored in a freezer.
Long-term regeneration effect and first results can be seen after 2 weeks.
High, up to 75% success rate for joint problems and up to 88% success rate for tissue injuries.
No scar tissue formed in the injury place if treatment applied timely. Good effects can be seen also for chronic injuries.
Cost-effective solution. We work hard to make Stem Cell Therapy affordable and accessible.

Disclaimer: Medrego EquiCell is not a medicinal product* or a veterinary drug. Medrego EquiCell contains unmodified sterile animal mesenchymal tissue cells only for transplantation in horses/dogs/cats. The product is made for a specific doctor’s order.

* Definition of a veterinary medicinal product in the European Union can be found in Article 2 of Directive 2004/28/EC, an amendment of Directive 2001/82/EC relating to veterinary medicinal products.

Reviews From A Horse Owners and Veterinarians After Using Stem Cell Therapy

Book An Online Consultation

Free 15 minute consultation

You can book a FREE 15-min online phone consultation (European clients only) about your particular case with our stem cell therapy consultant. You can learn more about use cases and indications, how to order and administer the stem cell therapy and also hear our success stories.

This will not be a medical advice over the phone, so you still need your veterinarian to look and examine the injury and then decide upon a treatment.

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