Regenerative therapy is a specialty of CCESIC as Dr. Vidal, Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Aristizabal have all been involved in research studies and published in the equine and human literature on the biology and application of stem cells. The most common regenerative products currently include IRAP, PRP and stem cell therapies. These products offer the possibility of successful treatment of previously life-threatening or career-ending injuries. Consult your veterinarian to determine if one of these treatments may be appropriate for your horse.
Stem cell therapy has opened is a now very common regenerative therapy that may employ stem cells from various sources such as bone marrow and fat, dental connective tissue of newborn foals (VetGraft.com) and amniotic fluid.
The most common applications for Regenerative therapies in horses are currently soft tissue injuries (tendon’s and ligaments) and joints. With the development of new intravascular (especially intra-arterial) application techniques of stem cells, the treatment of laminitis and more inaccessible soft tissue injuries such as those within the hoof have become possible. Other therapies such as for skin or for eyes are either already available in form of grafts (e.g. applicable to the cornea of the equine eye) or currently under further development.