Spinal cord injuries can have a devastating impact on a patient’s life. For the canine patient, spinal cord injuries are surprisingly common, accounting for approximately 2% of all cases that are presented to the veterinarian*. The most common forms of injuries arise from acute disc herniation, spinal trauma, fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy and chronic diseases including [...]

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Intra-Articular (IA) injections are common place in human and equine medicine, whether being used for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. In particular, IA injections have been a vital component of the successful treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). While similar benefits can be achieved for dogs with OA, the use of IA injections in the small animal practice is less common.

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5 Things Every Pet Owner Should Know About Regenerative Medicine
In our previous post, we discussed the five most important things every veterinarian should know about regenerative medicine. But as with any veterinary treatment, it is important to not only educate the veterinary professional performing the therapy, but also the pet owner whose companion may benefit [...]

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“5 Things Every Vet Should Know About Regenerative Medicine”
In our previous posts, we’ve explored numerous topics surrounding regenerative medicine. But with all the literature and new data regarding these therapies, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with information. That’s why we’ve decided to condense this material to provide you with the 5 most important things every [...]

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“Red Blood Cells, Neutrophils and Platelets – A closer look at cell types and how they affect PRP treatments”
Blood is arguably the most important life sustaining component of the body. For our companion animals, blood comprises on average 7% of the dog’s body weight and carries out several critical functions including transportation of oxygen and [...]

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“Canine Validation – Why Is It Important?”

In previous blogs, we have explored a general knowledge of Platelet Rich Plasma, Stem Cells and the indications for which they can be used. Now, let’s take a look at the systems that make these therapies possible and the importance of using a system validated for use in canines.
The [...]

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“Platelet Rich Plasma- Indications For Use”
In our previous post titled “Growth Factors- What Are They and Why Are They Important?”, we took a closer look at the components that provide the benefits in Platelet Rich Plasma. Now that we have an understanding of why Platelet Rich Plasma is beneficial, it’s time to look at what [...]

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In our earlier post titled “PRP 101”, we looked at Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and gained a general understanding of its use and benefits in veterinary medicine. Today we are going to look a little closer at the key components that provide these benefits, growth factors.

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Stem cell therapy has garnered much attention over the years through media and medical reporting. Whether it is ground breaking science in the generation of complete functional organs or the healing of spinal cord injuries, stem cells have remained at the forefront of the medical fields. The knowledge of these cells and their properties continues to grow and with that, new therapies and applications are becoming more readily available.

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The world of veterinary medicine continues to evolve and with it comes new treatment modalities. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a prime example of this evolution. For years it has been used in human medicine to help with bone grafts, heal tendon and ligament lesions and promote wound healing. It is not until recently that PRP therapy and its benefits has made its way over to veterinary medicine.

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