Pioneers in Equine Health for Over 40 Years
Established in 1972, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center is one of the foremost equine referral clinics in the world. Our staff has played a pioneering role in the advancement of veterinary medicine, striving to develop and refine many of today’s equine treatment procedures and techniques.
Our goal remains to provide the best in equine medical technology, diagnostics, treatment and care to our patients, and to further the depth of veterinary knowledge through research.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
In 2000, Alamo Pintado Equine acquired the first hyperbaric oxygen chamber in the country designed specifically for horses. This therapy creates an enriched oxygen environment that promotes tissue oxygenation and healing.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) uses the antibacterial activity of oxygen on certain anaerobic microorganisms and enhances white blood cell activity. It can reduce tissue edema, stimulate fibroblast activity and collagen deposition — thus enhancing wound healing — and can also stimulate growth of capillary beds into injured tissues.
Equine Stem Cell Therapy
Since pioneering the use of bone marrow-derived adult stem cell therapy more than 20 years ago, the Alamo Pintado team has been dedicated to advancing the role and application of biological therapies in clinical practice. We are committed to providing equine practitioners and horse owners with cutting edge adult stem cell therapies based on the latest advances in clinical experience and research.
• Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate
• Stem Cell Expansion
• Stem Cell Banking
• On-Site Stem Cell Treatment
• Bone Marrow Aspirate Collection Kits
Dr. Doug Herthel revolutionized the use of therapeutic nutrition in equine medicine with the advent of Platinum Performance® in 1996. Now a household name in the equine world, Platinum Performance® offers formulas that impact equine health at the cellular level, influencing inflammation and supporting a horse's joints, tendons, ligaments, digestion, hooves and more.
Used as a complementary therapy at Alamo Pintado Equine and hundreds of clinics across the country, Platinum Performance® formulas are composed of highly bio-available ingredients and lead the industry in research and quality testing.
Developed in 1978 and expanded in the 1990s, MRI has been the gold standard in human medicine for diagnostic imaging of orthopedic, brain and soft tissue injuries. MRI utilizes a strong magnetic field (30,000 times as strong as the Earth’s magnetic field) to orient the atoms of the body. By changing this field temporarily, these atoms react and emit radio waves which are detected and interpreted by a computer to create the image. No radiation is used and there are no known side-effects to the use of MRI at this field strength in the horse.
A state of the art, high field (1.5T) Siemens Magnetom Espree, has been installed in a customized facility at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center. In development for over a year, this system allows for effective, time efficient imaging of orthopedic and brain injuries of the horse.