Clinical Studies

“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”

Pivotal Efficacy Study- Randomised, Double Blinded Positive Control Study

Introduction: Intra-articular administration of a 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG- Arthramid Vet) is shown to reduce or abolish lameness in distal interphalangeal (coffin) and metacarpo/ metatarso- phalangeal (fetlock) joints in horses undertaking equestrian disciplines. To date, there had been no studies evaluating the effect in racehorses of Arthramid Vet (2.5% PAAG) against positive control treatments.

Objectives: To investigate the efficacy of a 2.5% PAAG (Arthramid Vet) in the management of inter-carpal joint lameness in racing Thoroughbreds against the traditional treatments of HA and TA.

Study design: Prospective double-blinded positive-control study.

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Treatment of Joint Lameness and Osteoarthritis (OA) 

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is considered one of the most important musculoskeletal disorders in both humans and horses. 1, 2 Clinically, it is associated with lameness and dysfunction of the affected joint and approximately 60% of all equine lameness is due to OA. 3, 4It is characterised by breakdown and loss of joint cartilage, bony overgrowths (osteophytosis- seen on radiographs), (read more)

  • Novel treatment for lameness.
  • Treats underlying disease process.
  • Positive effect on articular components.
  • Reduces mechanoreceptor activation.
  • Long lasting tissue compatibility.

Clinical Safety of Arthramid Vet 2.5% PAAG Hydrogel

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Both in vitro and in vivo studies have taken place, designed to generate data on the safety of Arthramid Vet and to support regulatory submissions for market authorisation. Most current OA treatments are focused on reducing symptoms, and there are few effective treatments that address the underlying cause of the disease. (read more)

  • Multiple Safety Studies.
  • Neuro-innocuous.
  • No adverse side effects.
  • Widespread use in human medicine.
  • Safe for competiton.

Arthramid Vet 2.5% PAAG – Mechanism Of Action

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Arthritis describes inflammation of a joint and can happen after either a single or repetitive episodes of trauma. 31 The term incorporates synovitis, capsulitis, sprain, intra-articular fractures, meniscal tears, and osteoarthritis or OA. These pathological conditions are ‘a group of overlapping distinct diseases which may have different causes, but with similar biologic, anatomical, and clinical outcomes.’ (read more)

  • Integrates into joint capsule.
  • Restoring function to the joint.
  • Increasing visco-elastic.
  • Reduces pain & synovitis.
  • Stable & non-absorbable.

Testimonials From Clinical Practice

Dr Kim McKellar, Australia
“I have been using Arthramid Vet for many years now treating TB’s,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for OA” (read full)

Dr Marc Koene, Germany

“I was one of the first vets to use Arthramid worldwide and it has been a major game-changer in the way we treat OA in our patients” (read full)

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