Pro-stride for Equine Arthritis Treatment


Pro-Stride® APS is a protein solution that helps to treat equine joint inflammation and arthritis. The Autologous Protein Solution (APS) device creates a concentrated solution using the horse’s own blood.

The treatment is an alternative to traditional injections often used for sport horses. The solution contains healing factors injected into the target area, where it blocks inflammatory proteins. It helps to reduce pain and inflammation.

Pro-stride Joint Injections

Pro-Stride injections are a regenerative therapy that uses the horse’s own blood to treat inflammation and control pain. It is processed in two steps, producing a solution for injection into the affected joint.

The concentrated solution contains the following:

  • Platelets.
  • Cells.
  • Anti-inflammatory cytokines.
  • Growth factors.

They help to reduce pain and restore balance. It is commonly used to treat degenerative joint disease and joint pain or inflammation.

Effectiveness of Pro-stride

Pro-Stride is a safe and effective treatment for horses. It offers the benefit of a 20-minute processing time. It makes it more effective than the usual 24 hours required for other injections. It is often used in the field, with results lasting almost one year.

The steroid-free, natural treatment offers long-term pain relief, making it a good option for treating equine arthritis and lameness. The injections help to boost the healing process and slow cartilage degradation.

Regenerative Therapy

Examining a horse’s posture and gait can help to identify a problem. After identifying and diagnosing lameness, a vet will measure the level of injury according to the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) grading scale. Pro-Stride is a therapy solution that can help to restore balance and relieve pain in the affected joint. The APS device is fast and convenient, with results lasting up to one year.

Pro-stride Therapy Procedure

Pro-Stride solution helps to heal equine arthritis naturally. There are several steps in the therapy process.

  • The vet draws blood from the horse and transfers it into the APS Separator Device — a dual-device system.
  • A centrifuge is used to spin the blood before transferring it into the APS Concentrator Device.
  • Spinning again creates a concentrated Autologous Protein Solution (APS) containing natural healing properties.
  • The veterinarian injects the solution into the target area to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and boost the healing process.

Preventing Equine Lameness

If your horse shows signs of limping, you should contact an equine veterinarian. What appears to be a simple limp can be an early symptom of lameness. Horse lameness describes a change in gait and is often a response to pain in a joint or limb.

Pain in the joint or limb causes the horse to compensate by adjusting natural motions. It may be difficult to notice early signs of lameness, which is why you need a professional diagnosis. Equine vets understand the complex physiology, anatomy, and movement of horses and can spot any irregularities.

Using the horse’s own blood helps to prevent the risk of a negative immune response. Using cells processed for general use or obtained from a different horse can trigger an allergy. Pro-Stride uses fresh processed blood, making it safe.

For more on Pro-Stride for equine arthritis treatment, visit Chaparral Veterinary Medical Center. Our office is in Cave Creek, Arizona. Call 480-595-8600 to book an appointment today.