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"Top Event Trainers Up Their Game with MediVet ACS" - What is this stuff?

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    Hmmm. Out of curiosity I did look up info on the Medivet ACS product, and the older version of the website captured back on March 9th. Here is a rundown of what they claimed was involved in the Medivet ACS product - I’ve copied and pasted for anyone else who is curious...


    MediVet Autologous Conditioned Serum (ACS) is a patented regenerative therapy that blocks & terminates the inflammatory response in the body. With up to 50 doses yielded, MediVet ACS allows for a Systemic Approach in treating inflammation and other equine health issues. Our patented process goes well beyond any other autologous therapy, resulting in the most potent anti-inflammatory effect available anywhere. Our process induces the IL-1ra & IL-10 cytokines, inhibits 6 pro-inflammatory cytokines and upregulates specific growth factors to stimulate regeneration. MEDIVET ACS PROTOCOL

    To reap the maximum benefits, MediVet ACS should be administered IV with a dose of 4 mls 3 times per week. This will keep the anti-inflammatory cytokines and regenerative compounds, that are induced during the processing, circulating through the body.

    In addition to the systemic IV administration, MediVet ACS is highly effective when injected directly into joints and bathed around tendon and ligament lesions. MediVet ACS can be introduced anywhere that inflammation needs to be eliminated and the healing process expedited. HOW IS MEDIVET ACS PRODUCED?

    MediVet Lab Services, our GTP certified lab, spins out the unnecessary parts of the blood and then uses our patented LED photobiostimulation technology to produce the ACS. This low-level light process, along with specially coated glass beads, results in the induction of anti-inflammatory cytokines, inhibition of pro-inflammatory cytokines, and upregulation of growth factors at dramatically greater concentrations than any other process in existence.

    *** added after initial post ***

    I also went and just looked at their “about” section, the “meet the team” section, and the “testimonials” section...

    In addition to Boyd Martin and Marsha Kulak, apparently JJ Tate, Martha Redman, Margie Engel, and Victoria Colvin have used Medivet ACS...

    So to be fair... this company has big names from multiple disciplines caught up in this mess on some level.

    here is the “About” section of they’re site -

    Bringing state of the art science and principled stewardship to performance horses, their owners, and the equine industry. Following the medical model of “do no harm”, MediVet Equine develops scientifically based biological therapeutics enabling the horse to call on its own healing ability, thus achieving its full performance potential. WHO WE ARE

    MediVet Equine provides effective, all natural, drug free products and lab services designed to optimize the overall health of performance horses. We specialize in regenerative treatments that help the body heal itself and get stronger naturally. Our products are designed to activate naturally occurring stem cells and growth factors within the horses to encourage growth. None of our products swab, or contain chemicals. We are the original developers of ACS (Autologous Conditioned Serum), SGF 1000 RMR and Clear Scope. Our products are safe and suitable for all performance horses. MediVet’s technologies were developed and validated in conjunction with some of the world’s leading equine research groups. In 2006, MediVet’s research and development began in Australia with The University of Sydney. The technology was then co-developed in North America with the University of Kentucky in 2009. Over three years of R&D were conducted before commercializing the products and introducing them to the Veterinary community in 2010. MediVet Equine’s lab facilities are operated in compliance with and conform to Good Tissue Practice (GTP) Standards. We are headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky where we are continuing research and development in partnership with the University of Kentucky and Tailor Made Compounding.
    Last edited by Virginia Horse Mom; Mar. 14, 2020, 03:20 PM.