Dr. Judith Koenig

Large Animal Surgery & Equine Sports Medicine, Dept of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College

Graduated from Veterinary Medicine at the University Veterinary Medicine Vienna in 1996 – did my Masters degree in combination with University Veterinary Medicine Vienna & Ontario Veterinary College (graduated 1997). Did a Large Animal Rotating Internship until 98, then a fellowship at Orgeon State University. Following this I did a Large Animal Surgery Residency at the Ontario Vet College and a concurrent doctorate. I became board certified in surgery 2003 and have been working as a clinician and faculty at OVC since. In 2016 I became board certified in Equine Sports medicine. I have focused on tissue regeneration for research for the past 12 years.

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.