The Grayson-Jockey Club has awarded a two year-grant to the University of North Carolina for equine platelet research. The study will examine the antibacterial properties of platelets in treating horses with joint infections, and measure the effect of platelet lysate therapy on morbidity and mortality. The grant funds were awarded as part of a larger, $1,478,542 effort in 2017 to advance the equine industry for the betterment of all horses.
“…We recently found that platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a therapy commonly used to help recovery from athletic injuries, is useful in fighting off bacterial infections.”
-Lauren Schnabel, North Carolina State University, www.grayson-jockeyclub.org