Arthramid® Vet is used by veterinarins everyday and around the world for the treatment of lameness in horses. Multiple published studies from high profile institutions, and treating thousands of equine patients across all equestrian disciplines, show that Arthramid® Vet is a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis and joint lameness in animals. Explore this page for more information and to access findings from studies of Arthramid® Vet 2.5% PAAG.

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Scientific Publications

de Clifford, L.D., Lowe, J.N., McKellar, C.D., Bolwell, C., and David, F. (2021). A double-blinded positive control study comparing the relative efficacy of 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) against triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and sodium hyaluronate (HA) in the management of middle carpal joint lameness in racing Thoroughbreds.

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de Clifford, L.D., Lowe, J.N., McKellar, C.D., Bolwell, C., and David, F. (2019). Use of a 2.5% Cross-Linked Polyacrylamide Hydrogel in the Management of Joint Lameness in a Population of Flat Racing Thoroughbreds: A Pilot Study

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Henrikson, M., Overgaard, A., and Bliddal, H. (2017). Initial Estimates of Efficacy of Intra-Articular 2.5% Polyacrylamide Hydrogel for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: An Observational Proof-of-Concept Study

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Bathe, A.P., Read, R.M., and Briggs, C. (2016). Intra-articular polyacrylamide hydrogel for the treatment of 20 horses with non-responsive osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal joints: a prospective study

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Christensen, L., Illigen, K.E., Hansen, M., Sarvaa, R., and Conogham, P.G. (2016). Synovial incorporation of polyacrylamide hydrogel after injection into normal and osteoarthritic animal joints

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Tnibar et al (2015). An international multi-centre prospective study on the efficacy of an intraarticular polyacrylamide hydrogel in horses with osteoarthritis: a 24 months follow-up

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Tnibar et al (2014). Evaluation of a polyacrylamide hydrogel in the treatment of induced osteoarthritis in a goat model: a randomized controlled pilot study

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Janssen, I., Koene, M., and Lischer, C. (2012). Intraarticular application of polyacrylamide hydrogel as a treatment of osteoarthritis in the distal interphalangeal joint: Case series with 12 horses

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Testimonials

Dr Marc Koene

TIERKLINIK LÜSCHE GMBH EQUINE HOSPITAL

NORTHERN GERMANY

I was one of the first vets to use Arthramid worldwide and the results are quite astonishing”

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Dr Marc Koene

TIERKLINIK LÜSCHE GMBH EQUINE HOSPITAL

NORTHERN GERMANY

I was one of the first vets to use Arthramid worldwide and have now used Arthramid for over 10 years in our clinic. We have injected over a thousand horses and have found it to be very safe. It has been a major game-changer in the way we treat OA in our patients. We have fantastic results with really frustrating cases and are still working on new indications and treatment schemes for the product. We are also looking into the ongoing research, especially around the Mode of Action.

 

There are not many “new” products implemented in our OA Toolbox in recent years. Regenerative medicine and Bisphosphonates were the greatest new assets and I rate Arthramid Vet in the same league. 2.5% PAAG gives us the chance to minimize corticosteroids and we have no threats of “doping positive “ cases. As well, some horses, instead of being destroyed, are happily back in business. I would encourage every orthopaedic vet to try the product. They will love it, if their case selection is appropriate.

I was one of the first vets to use Arthramid worldwide and the results are quite astonishing”

Dr Florent David

EQUINE VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTRE

AL SHAQAB STREET, DOHA, QATAR

Arthramid Vet should be in the therapeutic toolbox of any equine veterinarian. ”

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Dr Florent David

EQUINE VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTRE

AL SHAQAB STREET, DOHA, QATAR

I have been using Arthramid Vet for five years. I see lame horses that I qualify as “non-responders”. The diagnosis/localisation of pain is accurate on those cases, but they do not respond to rest, and corticosteroids +/- HA intrasynovial. These represent my biggest challenge. Arthramid Vet is often of great help on those cases in association with orthopaedic shoeing, magnetic diathermy and a revisited exercise program to regain and maintain soundness.

The second set of cases that represent a challenge are horses presented with poor performance. They are not genuinely lame, but several sites in their body including joints show signs of wear and tear. This accumulation of stress is associated with the athletic activity they perform and also to some individual predispositions to injury (poor conformation, overweight, lack of repair capacities). On these cases, Arthramid Vet for its long duration of action can help.

The third group of horses I see as a challenge are diagnosed with soft tissue injuries within synovial structures (tendon sheath, bursa or joint). In general, the body responds poorly to healing those lesions. It is still unclear to me if Arthramid Vet can help to return some of these horses to soundness when unsatisfactory healing of intrasynovial soft tissue has occurred.

Arthramid Vet is a very potent and very safe drug to use, and I recommend it to my clients and other vets. Arthramid Vet should be in the therapeutic toolbox of any equine veterinarian. I see Arthramid Vet as a solution with great potential, and more work is needed to refine its use.

Arthramid Vet should be in the therapeutic toolbox of any equine veterinarian. ”

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