Does anyone have any experience with PRP for a stifle injury? We had the vet out today as our trainer thought our young, hot house flower, horse had some back pain. Horse is not noticeably lame, tho vet noticed right hind lameness while lunging. Flexed positive for stifle which was confirmed by blocking. Ultrasound showed inflammation but no abnormalities. (We have clean radiographs less than a year old and a good vetting in December). Vet suggested PRP, joint injections or scoping but we jointly decided to do PRP (administered today) and reassess in a few weeks.
Anyway, the horse has not fallen - that we know of! He’s not one to act up in turnout, is turned out alone. He had some hoof issues (arrived barefoot, feet weren’t holding up on the hard Texas dirt) but has been shod all around and feet are looking much better. And some back issues due to saddle fit but he was fitted and has a new saddle. I know horses will be horses, but I’m at a loss as to what happened! He had been going really well but about a month ago, tripped himself by stepping on his bell boot while trotting (right hind caught right front) and sort of (maybe) hyperextended his right hind? Could that have caused this?
Does anyone have advice or experience with PRP? We’ve had horses for years in a past life but this is an injury I have no experience with!