Trials & Published Studies


Field Trials and Published Studies on V-PET

JAVMA Article November 2013*

To determine efficacy of a single intra-articular injection of an autologous platelet concentrate for treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs.

JAVMA Artcile
  • Randomized, controlled, 2-center clinical trial.
  • For control dogs, lameness scores, pain scores, and PVF at week 12 were not significantly different from pre-treatment values.
  • In contrast, for dogs that received platelet injections, lameness scores (55% decrease in median score), pain scores (53% decrease in median score), and PVF (12% increase in mean PVF) were significantly improved after 12 weeks, compared with pre-treatment values.
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Field Trial Study

For the study, dogs with osteoarthritis (n = 90) were injected once with platelet concentrate V-PET under veterinary supervision. Directly before and 3 months after treatment, each dog’s lameness parameters were recorded by the owner on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (very good) rating.

  • 84% of dogs showed significant improvement in lameness scores (on average by 20%) over 3 to 12 months
  • Specific objective lameness parameters showed improvement
  • Assessing data overt months (1st-2nd and 4th-6th month after treatment) showed no decline in lameness parameters
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Field Trials

V-PET Field Trial Report (for Veterinary Surgeons Only), click to download.