Cranial cruciate ligament injuries are the most common culprits for hind limb lameness in canine patients. What may appear as a sudden injury, many CCL ruptures are in fact a result of slow degeneration/weakening of the CCL.1 It is proposed that therapeutic intervention during those early stages of degeneration could result in the healing and [...]

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Have you heard of the term “prolotherapy” and wondered: “Is that the same as platelet rich plasma or stem cell therapy?”. If you answered “yes”, you’re not alone! Prolotherapy, also known as “proliferation therapy” or “regenerative injection therapy”, is a term that is used to describe an area of therapeutics that result in proliferation and [...]

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What purpose do resident stem cells serve in the body? This is a fair but yet complicated question as our knowledge has only reached the “tip of the iceberg” with stem cell biology. Previously we have discussed adult stem cells, their use as a therapy, and made mention of the recruitment of resident stem cells [...]

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Austin, Texas, September 18, 2017 – Hill Country Veterinary Specialists, FASTVet.com Companion Animal Health, and Oncura Partners Diagnostics, today announced that they will host the First Annual International Veterinary Point-of-Care Ultrasound Symposium (IVPOCUS), October 31 through November 2, 2017 in Austin, TX.
This Symposium will be the kick-off event to launch the formation of the International [...]

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Newark, DE – September 13, 2017 – Enrollment is now open for an unprecedented educational course, designed specifically to give general veterinary practices access to the tools required to meet the need for expanded osteoarthritis treatment options in companion animals.
Osteoarthritis, a leading cause of many mobility issues in geriatric patients, combined with physiologic changes from [...]

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NEWARK, DE, September 5, 2017 — Companion Animal Health is proud to announce they are one of the newest members of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. Following the opening of a regional office in Lee’s Summit, MO, the Corridor officially welcomed Companion to join the ranks of over 300 animal health companies, that together [...]

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Physical Exam
Performing a systematic physical examination and visual observation of the patient’s mobility will provide an initial assessment on where the potential issue(s) may exist. A thorough orthopedic exam allows for palpation of the limbs and joints while moving them through their range of motion to draw attention to changes within the tissue and help [...]

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Welcome back to the Companion Animal Health Regenerative Medicine blog series! In case you missed Part 1, you can read it here. In today’s blog, we are going to answer two more of the most frequently asked questions surrounding Platelet Rich Plasma.
Question 1: What is a joint flare? How often are they seen post injection?
A [...]

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Welcome back to the Companion Animal Health Regenerative Medicine blog series! In today’s blog, we are going to answer three of the most frequently asked questions regarding Platelet Rich Plasma. From protocols to assessing treatment response, we will provide clarity to some of the questions surrounding this ground-breaking therapy.
Question 1: Is there any proof that [...]

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As we continue to delve further into Platelet Rich Plasma and how it treats conditions, the most common questions that arise during discussions are:

Do we want white blood cells in our PRP?
If so, which white blood cells do we want to include?

In this post, we will explore the different types of white blood cells, their [...]

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