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First Posted: Aug 4, 2011
Aug 4, 2011

Tracking Stem Cells in Lower Legs After Injection

The quote below is from an article from "theHorse" on stem cell therapy and is excellent. My husband and I attended a seminar at Morvan Park which encompassed a section on some of the latest research in the use of stem cell regenerative therapy for horses. It was quite amazing what is in the pipeline.

"Whether it's an intravenous medication, a corticosteroid shot, or a vaccination, injections are commonplace in equine medicine. Stem cells, the key component in a popular new type of regenerative therapy, are also administered via injection. But where do the cells go once they've left the syringe and entered the horse's body? And do they stay where they need to stay, or go where they need to go?"...

For More Information:

Stem Cell Use for Horses
UK Stem Cell Company Cures Race Horse Tendons, Humans Next
Scientists Generate Pluripotent Stem Cells from Horses/ScienceDaily
Enhanced Suspensory Ligament Healing in 100 Horses by Stem Cells/Other Bone Marrow Components

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