Comparison of platelet counts in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) obtained by two methods from dogs)
In a study conducted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of 19 Mayıs University which aimed to compare Platelet Rich Plasma prepared with the T-LAB PRP Kit and another Gel based PRP Kit product by evaluating the concentration of PRP extracted from blood samples taken from 15 healthy dogs, it was concluded that 11 of the 15 counts showed better results in favor of the T-LAB PRP Kit, while only 4 showed better results in favor of the Gel based system. In addition, these results were achieved in the study despite the fact that a high-speed protocol was preferred in contrast to the protocol proposed by the manufacturer of T-LAB PRP kit. In addition, the study mentioned the benefit of the re-suspension mechanism in the T-LAB PRP Kit, noting that compared to other gel based PRP systems, more volume is obtained and that T_LAB PRP kit offers a lower risk of contamination.
Abstract: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is widely used in human medicine, but seldom used in veterinary practice. Even so, the efficacy of PRP in osteoarthritis, dental implants, bone defects and wound healing in dogs and horses is well documented. There are many commercially available PRP tubes and kits for horses and humans, but studies on the effectiveness of these products in dogs are limited. Researches have demonstrated that systems developed for humans and horses do not always produce the same results in dogs. In the present study, two prevailing systems, a sodium citrate-based system and a gel-based system, were compared in terms of their platelet output. The data obtained revealed that, although there was no statistically significant difference between the two systems, the sodium citrate-based kit is probably more efficient in practice due to its superiority in volume output. PRP is an important component of regenerative therapy. It is autologous and practical, but has not been sufficiently implemented in veterinary practice, but promising clinical satisfaction and must be considered in various conditions.