IRAP is a substance naturally created by white blood cells that has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect in the body. We create the product by drawing a blood sample from your horse in a specially designed tube that stimulates the white blood cells to produce great quantities of IRAP. After a 24 hour incubation period, we usually have enough serum for several joint treatments, and the remainder is frozen for future use.
In horses, we use IRAP most commonly for arthritic joints and tendon/ligament injuries. In the case of joint disease, IRAP is a good choice for horses with lameness problems that are not responding well to other treatments including injection with more traditional joint medications and shockwave therapy. With ligament injuries, our goal is to reduce painful and destructive inflammation without slowing the overall healing process.
We are here to help! Call us today at 717-235-4312 to discuss how IRAP can help your horse.