Pro-Stride Autologous Protein Solution (APS) is a newer regenerative therapy that combines Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the IRAP protein in a single injection. Similar to PRP processing, blood is drawn from your horse and processed at the patient's side with Owl Manor Veterinary's Pro-Stride system. The APS can then be immediately used to treat a variety of joint, ligament and tendon ailments.
Unlike traditional IRAP, APS only requires a 20 minute processing time and is ready for immediate treatment, without the 24 hour incubation period. So, diagnosis and treatment can be performed during the same appointment! In addition APS has been shown to be effective after only 1 injection, versus a series of injections often required with traditional IRAP. Similar to other regenerative therapies, effects of the APS can last up to a year without needing another treatment.
Because this is an autologous (from the same horse) treatment it is a safe option for treatment of horses with metabolic issues and Cushings (PPID).
For more details on how this therapy works, please watch the informational video by Owl Manor Veterinary below.