A Novel Treatment for Equine Osteoarthritis: 2.5% Polyacrylamide Hydrogel
An expert reviews material showing 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) is effective, long-lasting, and safe for treating early- and late-stage equine osteoarthritis. Sponsored by Contura Vet.



Over the past decade, researchers have shown intra-articular 2.5% polyacrylamide hydrogel (2.5 iPAAG) to be a promising medical device in the therapy of osteoarthritis (OA) in both animals and humans, as no other single medical treatment for OA has such prolonged efficacy. 

In this presentation Meg M. Green, DVM, director of Veterinary Technical Services at Contura Vet, will review the clinical and experimental trials that have been conducted and have also demonstrated that intra-articular 2.5 iPAAG is highly effective, long lasting, and safe for the treatment of all stages of equine osteoarthritis. During this presentation Green will also show clear differences in composition, manufacturing, and the biocompatibility of the 2.5 iPAAG. Lastly, she will review multiple case histories where veterinarians used 2.5 iPAAG successfully to treat both late-stage OA as well as early stage OA in various equine disciplines. Green will answer questions from the audience for the final 15-20 minutes of the webcast.

About the Expert:

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Meg Green, DVM

Dr. Meg Green is an award-winning veterinarian and business strategist. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she went onto complete a 2-year internship in both hospital and ambulatory practice at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr. Green is the Veterinary Technical Services Director for Contura Vet. She has a diverse background and consistent record of accomplishments in both clinical practice and in the Animal Health Industry. Her proven ability to think strategically, leverage relationships and implement programs that drive organizational growth, efficiency and profitability are second to none. Additionally, Dr. Green is a certified coach and speaker with the Maxwell Leadership Team, which has been recognized as one of the world’s best in class for leadership development and training. When given the opportunity to work with Dr. Green you will see first-hand how she values putting people first, along with her unique ability to empower and equip both individuals and teams to change their mindset in order to achieve high levels of productivity & effective communication, all while practicing best medicine.


Written by:

Haylie Kerstetter, Digital Editor, holds a degree in equine studies with a concentration in communications and a minor in social media marketing. She is a Pennsylvania native and, as a horse owner herself, has a passion for helping owners provide the best care for their horses. When she is not writing or in the barn, she is spending time with her dog, Clementine.

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