Evaluating the Use of Injected Stem Cells for Treating Synovitis in Horses
Complete Title: Use of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Cells for Treatment of Synovitis in Horses
Study Investigator: Dr. Judith Koenig
Equine synovitis is a painful and debilitating condition that can require long recovery times and can often recur due to incomplete healing. A form of stem cell therapy, where stem cells are extracted from umbilical cord blood, has come to the forefront in recent years as a potential therapeutic option for joint injury. This cell therapy may help to decrease inflammation and regenerate damaged tissues associated with synovitis.
- Horses with a diagnosis of synovitis/osteoarthritis of the fetlock or carpus