Not All Hydrogels Are The Same

2.5% PAAG products, although often considered equal, have clear differences in composition, manufacturing and injection techniques as well as their ability to interact with surrounding tissues.

Ultimately these characteristics determine the safety and effectiveness of each hydrogel.

Arthramid® Vet 2.5% PAAG Hydrogel is a pioneering treatment. Implanted into the joint itself, rather than simply mask pain, it defies conventional treatments by restoring function and movement to joints.

As a cutting edge treatment, Arthramid® Vet is trusted by owners, veterinary professionals and trainers alike.

Why Use Arthramid Vet 2.5% PAAG?

Arthramid Vet (AV) 2.5% PAAG is a unique and patented hydrogel consisting of 97.5% sterile water and 2.5% polyacrylamide (PPAG). This results in a gel although similar to hyaluronic acid in structure and tissue compatibility, but with a superior and longer lasting effects. It integrates into the joint itself and is non-degradable.

Arthramid Vet is elastic and viscous in nature, ideally suited for injection into the joints of animals providing an innovative and safe solution to veterinarians. It is supplied in a sterile pre-filled 1ml syringe sealed with a Luer lock fitting.

Arthramid Vet is used to treat non-infectious causes of joint pain and lameness in animals, including both early and late stages of osteoarthritis (OA). OA can be caused by traumatic injury or usual wear and tear which causes the joint to become inflamed. As the cartilage or cushion between the joints breaks down, pain, stiffness, and swelling develop, causing lameness.

Lameness remains a common cause of poor performance in the equine industry. In addition to treating pain, treatment should also serve to arrest or slow the progression of the disease (disease modification). It is now well recognised that the OA disease process starts in the synovial membrane and that inflamed synovium is an essential component in the pathogenesis, with it always being present in cases of arthritis.

As part of the OA complex, the elastic and viscous nature of the synovial fluid is abnormally low. Furthermore, the synovial membrane becomes a source of inflammatory products which contribute to the progressive degrading of the joint over time.

Studies have shown disease-modifying effects of Arthramid® Vet as it integrates into the synovial membrane, stabilising the joint capsule and increasing elasticity, which in turn reduces the onset of synovitis and its harmful effects. The formation of a rejuvenated synovium further improves the nature of the synovial fluid within the joint itself.

Arthramid Vet essentially causes a ‘cushion-like’ effect on the joint and increases glide which allows for the preservation and even regeneration of the joint cartilage itself contributing to reducing the pain of synovitis and osteoarthritis, and ultimately restoring the joint to better function.

Testimonials

Dr Marcus Allan

TAURANGA VETERINARY SERVICES LTD,

NEW ZEALAND

Arthramid has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.”

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Dr Marcus Allan

TAURANGA VETERINARY SERVICES LTD,

NEW ZEALAND

I manage horses that compete in a variety of disciplines and with the owner abilities ranging from novice to professional. As such, owner expectations vary markedly for managing the joint disease their horse may have. For example, cases of osteoarthritis typically seen can be early onset or be chronic in nature, and 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 client is the intended outcome and is 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 and 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 has been a great option for horse owners of all levels to provide effective osteoarthritis management.”

Dr Kim McKeller

AK & K EQUINE SERVICES

BALLARAT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I have now been using Arthramid Vet for years treating TB’s ,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for arthritis.”

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Dr Kim McKeller

AK & K EQUINE SERVICES

BALLARAT, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

I have been using Arthramid Vet for more than 5 years treating thoroughbreds, standardbreds and equestrian horses. 90 % of my work is lameness identification and treatment. I have injected over 600 joints with Arthramid Vet and I have experienced no side affects.

I have used all the alternative joint treatments over the last 50 years and consider Arthramid with or without triamcinolone superior to all other treatments. 85 % of my thoroughbred 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 been using it as prophylactic in some stables. If we have major bone changes I add triamcinolone 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 for 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

I have now been using Arthramid Vet for years treating TB’s ,SB’s and equestrian horses. It’s simply the best treatment we have for arthritis.”

ALL TESTIMONIALS

Precision Medicine

  • Studies show over 82.5% of horses respond have a successful resolution of joint lameness.
  • Meets Animal Welfare Concerns; Arthramid Vet is not simply a lubricant or painkiller. Its a unique biomedical technology that helps heal and restore the joint to healthy function.
  • Made to Last; When compared to traditional treatments for joint lameness, research shows that Arthramid Vet is better and lasts longer with proven efficacy for up to 1- 2 years.
  • One of A Kind; Arthramid Vet’s unique and patented IL-X Cross-Linking technology makes it the safest and most effective Polyacrylamide (PAAG) Hydrogel available.

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