Tendon and ligament injuries are a common cause of lameness in horses. Treatments vary greatly and are often associated with high expenses and failure to return to a previous level of performance. Non-elastic scar tissue formation is a frequent result of injury. Since scar tissue is not as functional as tendon and ligament tissue, equine researchers and clinicians at the school are exploring the use of stem cells to develop an effective treatment that will improve healing and lessen the amount of scar tissue formation.

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