PRP Therapy

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers a wide range of regenerative therapies for its equine patients. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a new tools in our state-of-the-art array of treatment modalities.

PRP therapy consists of using a high concentration of platelets from the horse's own blood (autologous) in a small volume of plasma. Platelets serve a multitude of functions, such as a sealing wound and vascular tissue, providing a scaffold for tissue generation, promoting stem cell binding and offering a high concentration of growth factors such as PDGF, TGF-β, and VEGF. These growth factors play a pivotal role in the repair of important soft tissue structures, such as tendons and ligaments, as well as cyst-like lesions. The harvesting of PRP is quite straightforward—requiring only a small volume of blood and about 15 minutes for processing. It can be used alone or in combination with stem cell therapy. Since PRP is extracted from the patient's own blood, like our stem cell therapy approach, there is virtually no risk of adverse side effects or inflammatory reactions.

Individual recovery and rehabilitation depends on your animal's needs and will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact the Hospital for Large Animals to make an appointment.

Hospital for Large Animals
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
53 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7926
Fax: (508) 839-7931
Emergency Services: (508) 839-7926