stem cell research

Horses in the MSC group had lower MRI Whole-Organ Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scores and lower radiographic Osteo-arthritis scores

Strong Support for Future Use of Stem Cells to Treat Equine Osteoarthritis

First published in Equine Guelph’s 20th Research Annual – January 11, 2023 Two studies led by Dr. Judith Koenig and her team at the Ontario Veterinary College have shown equine pooled cryopreserved umbilical cord blood, (eCB) MSC, to be safe and effective in treating joint pain and inflammation.  Both studies received funding from Equine Guelph.…

Dr Koch holds up 2 plastic bottles containing stem cells

Cryopreservation of Equine Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair

Cryopreservation is the next exciting stage of research in stem cell therapy. Dr. Thomas Koch and his team are working to preserve cartilage chips for long-term storage, which would enable off-the-shelf use to treat localized cartilage defects.  Defects that very often shorten or end horses athletic careers.  Cryopreservation (or vitrification) is the formation of a solid from an aqueous solution without…

Dr. Judith Koenig

Lameness Research and Prevention Tips with Dr. Judith Koenig at OVC

Lameness is a huge focus for Dr. Judith Koenig as a clinician, researcher and instructor at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).  Koenig is also a rider with a keen interest in helping grass roots riders and upcoming high-performance athletes.  In the accompanying video Dr. Koenig explains her current research endeavoring to heal tendon injuries faster and also…