Stem cell therapy in Sport horses

infiltration of stem cells in the tenndon

Infiltration of stem cells in the tenndon

Mesenchymal stem cells are undifferentiated cells found in the bone marrow. These cells have the potential for an unlimited capacity for cell reproduction and differentiation in response to their local environment.
The goal of the introduction of mesenchymal stem cells into a joint, muscle, ligament or tendon injury is to provide a source of cells capable of differentiating into cells similar to those in the environment and thereby promote tissue recovery.
Mesenchymal stem cells are used with great success by horse veterinarians to treat digital flexor
tendon injuries of superficial and deep suspensory ligament injuries and lesions of the sesamoid

ligament, joint injuries, etc.
According to the process of cell division, the degree of “differentiation” of the cells is lower, this leads to different types of stem cells with wide possibilities of applications in regenerative medicine in horses.

(CMMA) Stem cells autologous mesenchymal 

Stem cell therapy in horsesThis is a procedure very little used now and consists of extracting a sample of fat or bone marrow from a horse injured under sedation with local anesthesia with the procedure of animal foot performed by a qualified veterinarian. The sample is sent to a laboratory where the stem cells are grown.
Cells cultured in approximately 15 Days will be available to be implanted by a horse vets.


 (CMMCU) Stem cells mesenchymal cord 

These cells are accepted from the umbilical cord of newborn foals. These CMM are dedicated to a later use at the moment that is required for the same donor horse or for another allogenic horse.

The advantages offered by CMMCU are many, and with the main advantages over CMMA; we should not wait to implant them, you can start the treatment immediately and without the need of an invasive procedure for the horse veterinarian to obtain it.
Stem cell therapy in horses


( CMMH) Stem cell heterologous mesenchymal 

This type of mesenchymal cells are the most practical and revolutionary. They are related to the allogeneic blood and proceed from a donor horse) to which they are induced specialized tenogenic characteristics for the regeneration of different tissues.

The advantages compared with CMMA are; The treatment can be started from the first day and does not require invasive intervention.  It has also been shown to produce a significant decrease in inflammatory mediators.
The results of these new techniques in human and equine athletes have proved spectacular.

Horses after one of these processes are subjected to a carefully controlled and specific by horse vet for each case rehabilitation program.

Feel free to contact SPORT HORSES VET if interested in stem cell therapy as a treatment option for your horse.

We are happy to advise both the costs associated as to whether or not an appropriate treatment for your horse.

Stem cell therapy in horses