Does stem cell therapy hold the key to finding laminitis cure?

by | 12.25.2012 | 6:59pm

Is it possible that stem cell therapy holds the key to finding a cure to laminitis, a disease that has taken so many of horse racing's stars? No one would make that kind of bold claim unequivocally but two veterinarians, Raul Bras from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and John Peroni of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, have worked with the science and seem to believe the future may be bright.
“MSC therapy is an attractive treatment modality (for laminitis) because of its potential to positively influence tissue repair,” Bras said.

Is it possible that stem cell therapy holds the key to finding a cure to laminitis, a disease that has taken so many of horse racing's stars? No one would make that kind of bold claim unequivocally but two veterinarians, Raul Bras from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and John Peroni of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine, have worked with the science and seem to believe the future may be bright.

“MSC therapy is an attractive treatment modality (for laminitis) because of its potential to positively influence tissue repair,” Bras said.

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