Stem Cell Therapy For Horses – Best Way To Treat Leg Injuries And Boost Performance
Horse tendon and ligament injuries take a long time to heal – six months to a year.
In fact, every third sport horse has a tendon, ligament, joint or cartilage injury during its career.
Medrego offers Stem Cell Therapy for horses – EquiCell. Therapy can help for such indications as tendon and ligament injuries, joint problems and immunomodulation purposes.
The innovative technology of Stem Cell Therapy, which uses unspecified cells from the horse’s body, has the potential to help horses heal better than ever before.
Using Stem Cell Treatment For Horse
Read more about Horse Leg Anatomy here.
Development Of Tendon And Ligament Injuries
If a horse gets brought back to the track and the tendon is mostly healed with scar tissue, the weakened tendon can give way and cause injury recurrence!
A joint is a place in which two or more leg bones are connecting in order to ensure movement of the horse and to create the protection of its caused pressure.
For healing and proper functioning of joints, they need to be ensured with a mix of anti-inflammatory proteins, with growth factors that stimulate tissue regeneration. For the purpose of that mesenchymal Stem Cells play an important role in joint treatment for horses.
Immunomodulation For Animals is a process in which mesenchymal Stem Cells are modulating animals immune responses. In order to stimulate cell survival and tissue repair. Immunomodulation creates balance in animal immune system, protects and restores it.
EquiCell Product Details
EquiCell transplantation material contains 10 million of sterile allogeneic equine mesenchymal tissue cells aseptically packaged into ready-to-use syringe or vial (cryotube).
After testing different cell volumes (5 – 20 million) we came up with 10 million as the optimal amount for the most effective treatment.
Standard EquiCell product is from adipose-derived Stem Cells. But there is also an option to use other cell sources as well, some of which are our innovation: unique technology and cell source combination (with more growth factors).
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
Equine Stem Cells are adult multipotent Stem Cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and are able to regenerate tissues such as cartilage, bone, tendon and muscle.
Stem Cell Therapy allows to isolate equine Stem Cells from either your horse (autologous Stem Cell Therapy) or another horse (allogeneic Stem Cell Therapy).
It is a simple one injection treatment.
These cells reduce scar tissue formation. They exert trophic, immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects and activate the body’s own Stem Cells, modulating the local environment and thereby stimulating tissue regeneration.
These terms refer to the way how the Stem Cells are gained to create the EquiCell product.
However, the safety and efficiency of both allogeneic and autologous Stem Cell treatments are very high and both therapies show similarly good results.
Stem Cells have great healing and regeneration effects that have already helped several thousand horses to get back to work and significantly improve their quality of life.
How To Proceed And Order?
1. Veterinarian consultation.
Visit your veterinarian to ensure that Stem Cell Therapy is suitable for a particular case. Veterinarians will decide whether to use autologous or allogeneic Stem Cells.
If your veterinarian is not aware of such treatment options as stem cell therapy, we will be happy to assist him and explain more about the opportunities he is missing out. For most popular horse injuries Stem Cells do appear to be the most effective treatment option available.
2. Ordering Stem Cell Therapy.
Veterinarian or Horse owner can easily order the EquiCell therapy over the phone, email or order form and it will be delivered to your desired clinic on dry ice within 24-48 hours. A veterinarian can also easily store the treatment doses in a regular freezer (-20C ) for future use or upcoming cases.
3. Performing the Stem Cell Therapy.
A veterinarian will perform a Stem Cell Therapy, that includes local short-term anesthesia and simple Stem Cell injection guided by ultrasound.
In the case of intravenous (IV) injection for overall improvements and performance boost it will be even easier, just a simple injection in the neck (bloodstream).
4. Recovery and observation.
After the procedure, follow veterinarian instructions and see how your horse recovers and thrives. The first healing results can already be seen after 2 weeks, and complete recovery takes 3-6 months.
Benefits Of Using Stem Cell Therapy
Medrego EquiCell therapy offers the following advantages:
Disclaimer: Medrego EquiCell is not a medicinal product* or a veterinary drug. Medrego EquiCell contains unmodified sterile animal mesenchymal tissue cells only for transplantation in horses/dogs/cats. The product is made for a specific doctor’s order.
* Definition of a veterinary medicinal product in the European Union can be found in Article 2 of Directive 2004/28/EC, an amendment of Directive 2001/82/EC relating to veterinary medicinal products.
Reviews From A Horse Owners and Veterinarians After Using Stem Cell Therapy
Book An Online Consultation
You can book a FREE 15-min online phone consultation (European clients only) about your particular case with our Stem Cell Therapy consultant. You can learn more about use cases and indications, how to order and administer the Stem Cell Therapy and also hear our success stories.
This will not be medical advice over the phone, so you still need your veterinarian to look and examine the injury and then decide upon treatment.
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