E-PET (Equine Platelet Enhancement Therapy), formerly known as platelet-rich plasma or PRP, is obtained after blood taken from the horse is put through a special centrifugation process. This is a quick process and the product of centrifugation can be injected into the damaged tendon or ligament on the same day. The product has a high concentration of platelets which are activated by contact with damaged tissue, and act by releasing growth factors to stimulate the healing process and decrease inflammation. It is most commonly used in the treatment of suspensory ligament lesions. It is also used to enhance wound healing, especially in problematic lower limb injuries.
We are now on the list of approved practices for stem cell and E-PET therapy and have attended training courses to ensure competency.