Clinical update on the use of mesenchymal stem cells in equine orthopaedics

Authors

  • D. D. FRISBIE,

    1. Colorado State University, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA.; and The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.
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  • R. K. W. SMITH

    1. Colorado State University, Equine Orthopaedic Research Center, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA.; and The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.
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Summary

Stem cells have received much attention in recent times because of their potential to improve healing of othropaedic problems. This manuscript presents the genesis, issues and current state of stem cell treatment in equine medicine. Current literature supports the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for treatment of orthopaedic problems.

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