Poll: Readers Rarely Combine PRP Treatments

More than 160 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What treatments have you/your vet combined with platelet-rich plasma for healing your horse's injury?"

results of poll on platelet rich plasma

Results were as follows:

  • None, we haven't used it: 64.20%
  • Shock wave: 14.20%
  • Stem cell: 12.35%
  • None, we've used it by itself: 9.26%
  • Other: 4.94%

(Multiple selections allowed)

Readers shared their experiences with PRP treatments in the comments below.

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  • draw blood, spin it, use horse's own plasma with injury specific meds, esp. eyes.
  • The horse was a 23 yr old retired TB with a bowed tedon.
  • only stem cell
  • Used neutraceuticals throughout rehab including RapidResponse, SmartPak Repair, B-L & Omega3
  • However, I would if I had to.
  • This was the best treatment and healed torn shoulder ligament in record time. Worth every penny.
  • Legend injections
  • Have not an injury which needed this - hopeful will not have one either.
  • never heard of it
  • PRP, rest, nsaids, controled return to work
  • stall rest, hand walk, bandaging, swimming,
  • I am a veterinarian and have never used it due to the expense being out of reach of my clients.
  • very useful
  • Stall rest followed by controlled return to work.
  • IRAP II Therapy along with Shock Wave Therapy
  • Tendon specific nutraceutical
  • Good combination with shock wave for difficult tendon problems
  • I haven't had a need for it thus far. Would consider it, though.
  • We have used IRAP to treat a shoulder injury from a trailer accident. It worked, he is sound.

About the Author

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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