Platinum Performance was developed at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in 1996 by Doug Herthel, DVM. Understanding the power of nutrition and recognizing a clinical need, Dr. Herthel, developed a formula that would help improve the quality and speed of healing bone and soft tissue injuries in his patients after orthopedic surgery. Word of Platinum Performance’s clinical success began to spread to other referring clinics, then eventually across the country and to horse owners around the world.
Today Platinum Performance is a leading provider of the finest equine supplements and equine health education. The Platinum team values its close relationship with practicing veterinarians, olympic athletes, rodeo cowboys and horse lovers on the trail and in the arena.
Biological Approach to Healing
Dr. Doug Herthel is the father of an innovative approach to veterinary medicine known as “The Biological Approach to Healing.” Regarded as a highly effective advancement in veterinary medicine, three primary modalities are used in addition to traditional clinical treatments:
Adult Stem Cell Therapy is helping to ensure a bright future for veterinary medicine. This relatively new and incredibly promising therapy helps the body regenerate itself with bone marrow-derived autologous stem cells. These non-embryonic adult stem cells are extracted from bone marrow then expanded into large numbers to treat a wide variety of injuries. With little to no discomfort to the horse during collection or reinjection, stem cell therapy has the attention of the medical and veterinary communities, and is a rapidly evolving treatment option.
Nutrition helps to provide the body building blocks of healthy tissue through the equine diet. Specifically, the benefits of an Omega-3 rich diet are quite impressive in regulating inflammation throughout the body, which can deter a variety of serious conditions including Laminitis, Colitis, Colic, Joint disorders and more.
Hyperbaric Oxygen has been available in the human medical field for quite some time, but was not available for horses until 2000 when Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center installed the first chamber for horses. By creating an oxygen rich environment, this therapy aids in the healing process after injury or disease. The benefits of this therapy are numerous and continue to advance.