Poll: Readers Unfamiliar with Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment

More than 290 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How much would you pay for a platelet-rich plasma treatment for your horse?"

results of poll on platelet-rich plasma

Results were as follows:

  • I've never used it on my horse: 71.67%
  • Less than $400: 8.87%
  • $400-600: 8.53%
  • More than $800: 6.48%
  • 600-$800: 4.44%

Readers shared their thoughts on using platelet-rich plasma with their horses in the comments below.

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  • what's the purpose?
  • Look into it but was discouraged because the tendon injury was old
  • don't know about this treatment
  • Our vet used this to treat an eye injury.
  • the kits cost vet $380 plus the expertise and time to administer -well worth $800
  • Just because you have a horse doesn't mean your rich. It needs to be affordable.
  • 5,000
  • Itap II and shock wave currently running 1900.+
  • I'm interested
  • I don't know much about it.
  • I paid $450 and an additional $45 for sedation
  • don't know anything about it
  • Sounds very promising - wonder if it would work on my knees!
  • I would if needed provided I could afford it.
  • $1,000 for PRP plus follow-up ultrasounds.
  • well worth the expense!
  • No noticeable result
  • dont know what it is

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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