Dr. Judith Koenig
Large Animal Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine, Dept of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College
Experiences and Perspectives of Using Equine MSC at the Ontario Veterinary College
Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
MSC have been in use in equine practice for the past 10 years. The most commonly used MSC source is bone marrow derived or fat derived. In recent years, at the Ontario Veterinary College we have started to use allogenic umbilical cord blood derived MSC – at first only in experimental settings but now in client owned horses as well. We have been evaluating some of the potentials of the in umbilical cord blood derived MSC in Dr Koch’s regenerative medicine lab in vitro. Also, some of this potential has been evaluated in in vivo studies and in the clinic.