IRAP is a new natural treatment that has been developed for the treatment of joint disease in horses. IRAP stands for Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein which is part of the body’s natural mechanism of stopping inflammation within joints.
A large syringe of blood is collected by the vet, and then incubated in our lab for 24 hours, after which the sample is processed and the plasma is drawn off into individual smaller syringes ready for sterile injection into the affected joint.
IRAP is particularly suited to the treatment of inflamed joints after an injury and in the treatment of osteoarthritis. IRAP is not suitable if there is an underlying cause of the inflammation that requires surgical treatment such as a chip fracture or damage to the cartilage that occurs in OCD.