As a cutting edge treatment, Arthramid® Vet is trusted by owners, veterinary professionals, and trainers. Hear authentic stories from the experts who advocate the success of Arthramid Vet. Or feel free to contact one of our veterinarians to share your own experiences, or if you have any questions for our panel of veterinary experts.

Testimonials From Owners

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Stephanie Tierney

Racehorse Trainer

I was introduced to Arthramid Vet by my veterinarian. I find it to be a very safe, effective and long-lasting treatment and it is well received by the horses. I’ve experienced in my horses a quick improvement in appetite and attitude and an increase in their willingness to work & perform. I put that down to the progressive pain relief and the fact that they are starting to feel strong again in the legs. I highly recommend Arthramid Vet to restore the performance and quality of life of racehorses.

Testimonials From Clinical Practice

Dr Marcus Allan, New Zealand

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“Arthramid Vet enables me to effectively manage problem joints” (read full)

Dr Kim McKellar, Australia

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I have been using Arthramid Vet for 4 years treating TB’s,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for OA” (read full)

Dr Marc Koene, Germany

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

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Dr Florent David

Equine Veterinary Medical Centre, A member of Qatar Foundation, 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.

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Dr Stuart Vallance

BVSc (hons) Dip. ACVS
Specialist Equine Surgeon (VPB 5894), Advantage Equine Veterinary Practice,
Ascot Vale, VIC, Australia

My involvement with 2.5% PAAG Gel (Arthramid Vet) began in 2014 with a visit to the manufacturing factory in Copenhagen. I met with the lead scientists whom shared their early research and was reassured in the quality and consistency of the product after touring the human approved production facility.

I have utilised hundreds of doses of 2.5% PAAG gel since 2014, and during this period I have learnt how to maximise its benefit in my caseload of predominantly Thoroughbred racehorses. In my opinion, it can minimise the use of intra-articular corticosteroids or other joint therapies used in Thoroughbred stables. 2.5% PAAG is not a cortisone and shouldn’t be expected to diminish acute inflammation like corticosteroids do. In my opinion, it appears to have the greatest clinical effect in appropriately diagnosed joints with low-grade performance limiting lameness that are treated early in the horse’s preparation, or if utilised within a preparation given time (approximately 3 weeks) before one would expect to see a marked clinical improvement. In my caseload, the clinical effect can diminish after approximately 6 months, and I have administered multiple doses in the same joint over a number of years.

The treatment appears safe, and after seeing the manufacturing process I have very rarely concurrently utilised intra-articular antibiotics. The joints can have a mild increase in effusion post-treatment and this usually subsides over the coming weeks. I have very rarely experienced an intra-articular flare response but have learnt to stay calm during this process as they tend to respond to systemic anti-inflammatories, anti-microbial coverage and local cold-therapy.

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Dr Marcus Allan

Tauranga Veterinary Services Ltd, New Zealand
I manage horses that compete in a variety of disciplines with owner ability ranging from novice to professional. As such owner expectations vary markedly for management of joint disease their horse may have. Cases of osteoarthritis typically seen can be early onset or be chronic in nature, ranging from mild to severe. Patient age can be as young as 3 to over 20, and suffering from other disease processes such as endocrine issues. Managing client expectations is a challenge and an art. Finding the best solution for the clients needs is the intended outcome and not always easy to achieve.
Arthramid Vet enables me to effectively manage joints that have mild, moderate or severe osteoarthritic changes for a prolonged period of time with very little chance of having an adverse reaction, even in those patients with other disease processes occurring concurrently. This provides peace of mind for the owner and myself. It also works out to be financially viable in the long-term. Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.
The longevity of effect and owner perception of arthramid not being a bioactive drug, are by far the biggest benefits. I would definitely recommend Arthramid Vet.
Arthramid Vet has achieved results that I thought were not possible and has therefore become a regular recommendation to owners to treat their horses with osteoarthritis when appropriate.
Tauranga Veterinary Services Ltd, 424 Cameron Road, Tauranga, 3144, Phone: 07 578 4044
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Dr Kim Mckellar

AK & K Equine Services, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Equine Stable Vet, Committee Member and previous Chair of Ballarat Turf Club, and Country Racing Board member
I have been using Arthramid Vet for 4 years treating TB’s, SB’s and equestrian horses. 90% of my work is lameness identification and treatment. I have injected over 600 joints with Arthramid Vet and have experienced no side effects. I have used all of the alternative joint treatments over the last 50 years and consider Arthramid Vet (in conjunction with triamcinolone in an overall treatment strategy) superior to all other treatments. 85% of my TB lameness localises to the intercarpal joint.If we are treating early cases before severe bone changes have occurred we will achieve long term reduction of joint inflammation.
I have even been using it as a prophylactic in some cases. If we have major bone changes I add triamcinolone into the overall treatment plan as required. I have used Arthramid Vet in Fetlocks,TMT, Coffin, Pastern, and Stifle joints. In the gliding joints it is a superb product with spectacular results. In my experience joint pain on flexion is gone in 2 weeks and, usually lameness markedly reduced, but the maximum result is not achieved until up to 6 weeks. In summary Arthramid Vet is a very valuable treatment option and is my first port of call for all lamenesses involving non septic joint inflammation.
AK & K Equine Services, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, +61 418 508 212
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Dr Marc Koene

DVM, Founder and Partner at Tierklinik Lüsche GmbH Equine Hospital in 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.

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