November 10, 2018 - Stem Cell Therapy

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Continues to be an option for treating injured horses

by Heather Smith Thomas

STEM CELL THERAPY has been utilized in horses to help heal tendon, ligament, and joint injuries for two decades. At this point there are basically two sources of stem cells for clinical useā€”from bone marrow and from fat tissue. Cells harvested from bone marrow are usually cultured and expanded, putting them back into the horse some weeks later. Cells harvested from fat can be collected and utilized within a much shorter time.

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