(Autologous protein solution APS)
It is an Autologous Protein Solution (APS) and the most advanced treatment. Studies have demonstrated pain relief for up to one year with just one treatment. This natural, steroid-free treatment avoids any unwanted side-effects associated with traditional steroid joint injections. There is no drug withholding times for competitors at the FEI and USEF levels. It is also safe for use in young horses
Blood is drawn from the horse then placed in a centrifuge to be spun down. Then plasma is removed and the remaining PRP suspension is extracted. This extraction is then added to an APS concentration device which undergoes mixing, then is spun down once more. The resulting product is Autologous Protein Solution (APS). This can then be injected into the joint by your veterinarian all at the same appointment.