Poll

The Future?

What do you think about stem cell research for treatment of injuries in horses?

In favor
78%
597
Against
4%
32
Not sure
18%
137

Total votes cast: 766

Comments & Write-in Answers

yes-anything for health

3/15/2010 9:14:58 PM

Scientists are now learning how to make stem cells from adult cells now!

3/15/2010 6:36:18 PM

As long as it does not include destroying embryos

3/15/2010 2:19:16 PM

I believe if it can help lead to a cure then it should be tried.

3/15/2010 1:26:56 AM

is this research promising?

3/14/2010 5:41:41 PM

only makes good sense

3/14/2010 4:30:24 PM

I am sure this would be another PMU travesty.

3/14/2010 3:06:52 AM

Faith-based opinion must nver blockhealth-care research. Take care of your own self.

3/13/2010 10:23:30 PM

If it will help heal a horse why not!!!!!

3/13/2010 6:21:58 PM

anything which help keep my horse health is a plus

3/13/2010 8:05:29 AM

We have already used this treatment on one of our jumpers, minimaly invasive, stunning results RSA

3/12/2010 7:32:04 PM

Let's go for it.But i'm not yet convinced it will be the panacea some claim.

3/12/2010 11:43:17 AM

Anything that furthers helping horses

3/12/2010 10:22:16 AM

why ever not?

3/12/2010 8:10:39 AM

What's to think about? Do it!

3/12/2010 12:46:14 AM

It has shown to be successful in humans.

3/12/2010 12:02:51 AM

Incredible results for some lameness injuries.

3/11/2010 10:40:27 PM

As long as the horse being treated is NOT suffering!

3/11/2010 9:59:23 PM

bring it on!

3/11/2010 9:37:50 PM

Research is benenficial for everyone

3/11/2010 8:01:58 PM

Stem cell therapies often produces tumors, so I'm not sure if I would use it right now.

3/11/2010 7:38:51 PM

Any scientific research is helpful; so many grounds can be covered with knowledge.

3/11/2010 4:36:21 PM

Why would anyone be against this?

3/11/2010 4:16:40 PM

undecided

3/11/2010 3:18:05 PM

Sure why not?

3/11/2010 2:48:33 PM

if it makes the animal healthy with no pain, great.

3/11/2010 2:42:09 PM

Let's take advantage of all that science can offer!

3/11/2010 2:16:07 PM

I DO NOT AGREE WITH RESEARCH IT'S A HARD DESICINE ACTUALLY A DIIFICULT ONE.THERE R PRO'S AND CON'S

3/11/2010 8:50:21 AM

if succeed good for our horses

3/11/2010 8:28:47 AM

I'm tired of messing with nature for human gain. Look at it through horses eyes

3/11/2010 8:12:46 AM

Very expensive. Two boarders did this - one horse recovered, other did not. Three treatments each.

3/11/2010 1:44:16 AM

I believe limited stem cell therapy has already been successful in horses.

3/10/2010 11:14:23 PM

If only the FDA would allow this treatment for humans.

3/10/2010 10:58:32 PM

i think we should go for it!

3/10/2010 8:26:43 PM

anything that will help is ok with me

3/10/2010 7:59:47 PM

Animals first-then who knows!

3/10/2010 6:41:13 PM

And humans, please.

3/10/2010 3:46:54 PM

Works wonderfully well

3/10/2010 3:42:32 PM

At this point, I'm in favor of it..but it still seems really new 2 me, perhaps more info :)

3/10/2010 3:04:17 PM

Any new research that is effective and saves lives must be tried.

3/10/2010 2:37:24 PM

It is amazing how quickly injuries are resolved w/Stem Cell tx.

3/10/2010 2:29:56 PM

Go for it, save the good ones

3/10/2010 12:46:29 PM

It might be wonderful but cost prohibitive for most horse owners

3/10/2010 12:18:56 PM

I've had UC Davis treat my yearling. It's made a difference.

3/10/2010 11:58:35 AM

In my opinion it would undoubtedly be a great leap forward in combating injuries to the horse

3/10/2010 8:21:15 AM

I don't know enough about it. If it actually helps than is might be a good thing

3/10/2010 8:08:58 AM

And in people. It's a good thing.

3/10/2010 7:56:23 AM

It has proved to be effective in dogs and cats.Why not horses and humans?

3/10/2010 7:54:50 AM

Use the latest medical research to give our horses the advantage of better medical care.

3/10/2010 1:41:44 AM

maybe it will help people realize how it can humans also

3/10/2010 12:59:31 AM

Who knows what they'll discover, but how many of us will be able to afford the resulting treatment

3/10/2010 12:14:08 AM

Stem cell research should be availavle to all mammals, invluding humans !

3/9/2010 11:35:14 PM

I think it would be great but cost prohibitive

3/9/2010 11:16:32 PM

If the science & technology is there... use it!!!

3/9/2010 10:20:04 PM

I have a horse w/leg condition that might benefit from stem cell therapy

3/9/2010 9:36:19 PM

Too bad humans don't benefit too.

3/9/2010 9:17:03 PM

Stem cell therapy has already saved the lives of many horses, and helped Lava Man.

3/9/2010 8:11:51 PM

had this done with our TB when he bowed healed fabulously

3/9/2010 7:45:17 PM

As long as its not human embryonic stem cells, then I say, Go for it!

3/9/2010 7:40:13 PM

if they do it for humans why not our horses

3/9/2010 7:23:55 PM

In favor for sure!

3/9/2010 6:41:22 PM

Great progress already, now we need it for cartilage replacement.

3/9/2010 6:37:19 PM

if it can save lives why not

3/9/2010 5:17:15 PM

anything that helps and doesn't cause pain i am for

3/9/2010 5:14:23 PM

In favor of it for humans too.

3/9/2010 5:13:52 PM

Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/9/2010 5:05:11 PM

It's not ethical for people, and it's probably not ethical for horses.

3/9/2010 4:46:05 PM

great if you have the money

3/9/2010 4:40:07 PM

Anything that will facilitate healing should be used.

3/9/2010 4:38:57 PM

It has worked when all else failed.

3/9/2010 4:37:02 PM

I just hope the results will help not just the wealthy few !!

3/9/2010 4:28:30 PM

Don't know the current research and results.

3/9/2010 4:13:11 PM

More expensive options to make the small horse owner feel bad about the care they give to their hors

3/9/2010 3:58:22 PM

expensive, but I would do it for a good horse

3/9/2010 3:56:00 PM

Research on horses/other animals will likely be beneficial for humans at some point

3/9/2010 3:51:41 PM

No negatives; cells are from the horse they'll be used in; should be done this way for humans

3/9/2010 3:36:42 PM

I don't know enough about it to make an intelligent choice

3/9/2010 3:32:39 PM

Many new possibilities in vet and human medicine

3/9/2010 3:29:52 PM

my horse was treated with stem cells for a torn suspensory

3/9/2010 3:17:15 PM

Go for it, wave of the future.

3/9/2010 3:14:43 PM

The results have been promising so far.

3/9/2010 3:14:33 PM

-shows great promise, but needs more study & refinement

3/9/2010 3:13:19 PM

research is a good idea

3/9/2010 3:12:48 PM

No ethics are involved with horses, and maybe equine research will help humans.

3/9/2010 3:04:16 PM

just hope it eventually becomes more affordable

3/9/2010 3:02:07 PM

I have a young horse who ruptured his fascia - stem cell may be only option for productive life

3/9/2010 3:00:12 PM

Would first need to know the odds that this will have an impact on my horse.

3/9/2010 2:54:04 PM

Efficacy still inquestion, but I'd try it if nothing else worked.

3/9/2010 2:51:02 PM

Very promising.

3/9/2010 2:46:16 PM

Stem cell therapy is going to change equine and human medicine. Just don't go to embryonic research.

3/9/2010 2:34:54 PM

Im in favor of any thing that can help my equine partner

3/9/2010 2:27:02 PM

I've used it, it works.

3/9/2010 2:25:06 PM

I have seen it help one horse's injuries.

3/9/2010 11:57:13 AM

Yes

3/9/2010 9:26:41 AM