Regenerative Medicine

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Synovial Fluid's Effect on Stem Cells

July 21, 2011

Fluid caused little reaction in some horses' stem cells but promoted or inhibited growth in others.... Read More

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: A Review

July 20, 2011

Research indicates adipose tissue is a reliable source from which to collect stem cell aspirates in horses.... Read More

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Treating Equine Orthopedic Injuries with Stem Cells

July 17, 2011

Find out how stem cells are currently being used to treat orthopedic injuries in horses and how the cells ... Read More

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Adverse Reactions to Stem Cell Therapy

July 07, 2011

Stem cell therapy is one of the most discussed regenerative therapies in the horse health community today, and... Read More

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Sorting Out IRAP, PRP, and Stem Cells

June 28, 2011

The wealth of scientific technology makes it difficult to keep track of treatment options for injured horses.... Read More

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Study Examines Stem Cells' Efficacy in Racehorses

June 25, 2011

A published study examining the effects of stem cell therapy in superficial digital flexor tendinopathy.... Read More

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Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

June 23, 2011

Do you find stem cell therapy confusing? Here's a guide to what it is and how it works.... Read More

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Regenerative Medicine

June 01, 2011

Stem cell and other regenerative medical technologies aren't as implausible or far-fetched as they once seemed... Read More

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Plea Entered in Michigan Horse Killing Case

May 26, 2011

A Michigan man accused of killing two horses because he suspected his wife and her trainer were engaged in an ... Read More

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KHC Supports Horses Affected by Natural Disasters

May 18, 2011

The Kentucky Horse Council provides a central coordination point for Kentucky equine rescue efforts to support... Read More

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Fuel Economy Tips for Horse Owners

May 11, 2011

Crude oil prices continue to remain higher than $100 a barrel in 2011, with resulting gasoline prices reaching $4 per gallon. It is more important than ever to conserve energy and save fuel costs. You can improve your fuel economy--as well as your ... Read More

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Stem Cell Conference to Highlight Advances in Equine Veterinary Medicine

April 10, 2011

New stem cell research findings from human and veterinary medicine that will likely impact treatment of horses and dogs will be presented June 2-4 during the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association's (NAVRMA) second annual meeting... Read More

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LSU Researcher Receives Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research

March 30, 2011

Mandi Lopez, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, has received one of 17 research grants from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation for her project, "Equine Bone Regeneration with ... Read More

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UC Davis Banks Foals' Umbilical Cords for Future Stem Cell Treatment

March 11, 2011

Horse owners now have the opportunity to collect umbilical cord tissue immediately after a foal is born and save it as a future source of therapeutic stem cells through the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at University of California, Davis ... Read More

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'Embryonic' Stem Cells and Tendonitis Repair (AAEP 2010)

March 07, 2011

Embryonic stem cells (ESCs, cells derived from embryos or generated using genetic means) have improved growth potential and are pluripotent, meaning they can form any tissue type to produce optimal healing. Unlike stem cells derived from an adult ... Read More

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Stem Cells Improve Cartilage Repair for Arthritic Horses (AAEP 2010)

December 31, 2010

Osteoarthritis (sometimes called degenerative joint disease) is the most common cause of lameness in horses and currently there is no cure. However, researchers continue to improve available treatment methods. At the 2010 American Association ... Read More

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New Stem Cell Technology Offers Promise to Lame and Injured Horses

November 26, 2010

In the not-so-distant future, researchers believe they will be able to genetically modify stem cells to create a "vaccine," so to speak, to treat a large number of musculoskeletal and other disorders in both humans and horses. ... Read More

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Stem Cell Harvesting Methods Considered

October 01, 2010

There currently is much hype and hope pertaining to stem cell therapy in equine medicine, but not all methods of collecting stem cells are created equal, warn researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal, Canada.... Read More

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Embryonic Stem Cells for Tendon Injuries in Horses Examined

September 23, 2010

Stem cell therapy for tendon injuries is used increasingly in clinical practice, yet a number of important hurdles persist that made one group of researchers look at using embryonic stem cells rather than bone marrow-derived stem cells in horses.... Read More

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Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells Aid Bone Healing

April 25, 2010

Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMDMSCs) can be genetically modified in culture and subsequently used in live horses to enhance healing of bone defects, according to Colorado State University (CSU) researchers.

"BMDM... Read More

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Stem Cell Research: Readers Weigh In

March 16, 2010

More than 760 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think about stem cell research for treatment of injuries in horses?" ... Read More

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Horse Stem Cell Conference to Draw Vets, Medical Professionals

February 24, 2010

Some 200 veterinarians, stem cell researchers and other medical professionals from throughout the United States and abroad will gather March 5-6 in the heart of California's Central Coast horse region for a groundbreaking conference on the ... Read More

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Treating Horses with Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (AAEP 2009)

February 05, 2010

Stem cell therapy has been used for soft tissue injuries, including stifle meniscal lesions following surgical debridement, and for treating tendon injuries. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are reported to achieve improved bone and cartilage eff... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Lava Man Back in Training after Stem Cell Treatment

September 23, 2009

Lava Man, the former claimer who earned more than $5 million, has returned to training at Doug O'Neill's Hollywood Park barn. The 8-year-old gelding worked three furlongs in :36 flat Sept. 23 at Hollywood, his first official work.

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Equine Stem Cell Research Supported by Fellowship

July 20, 2009

A University of Guelph researcher has been awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship worth more than $1 million over three years to advance research on the use of stem cells to treat cartilage injuries in horses.

The fellowship will... Read More