October 29, 2016 - Stem Cell Therapy

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New Techniques for Harvesting and Administering Stem Cells

by Heather Smith Thomas

STEM CELL THERAPY has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for nearly a decade, and new uses for stem cells are continually being explored. At this point there are basically two sources of stem cells for clinical use--from bone marrow and from fat tissue. Allogenic stem cells--from another (donor) horse--and preserved cells, such as from umbilical cord blood from newborn foals, are not commonly used.

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