Colorado researchers use horse sense to innovate joint therapies

April 13th, 2015

When Little Brother came up lame six years ago at the age of 8, Brenda Simmons took her horse from one veterinarian specialist to another to find a fix.

Injections of the horse’s stem cells into a lower leg joint and tendons relieved his pain and returned full function to a horse that had been unrideable.

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