To increase horse owners’ awareness and understanding of regenerative medicine, the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA) and Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital is hosting “The Horse Owner’s Guide to Regenerative Medicine,” an educational forum from 2-5 p.m., June 4 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, Ky.
The forum will offer information about regenerative medicine and help owners understand what has been achieved with regenerative therapies, what current research reveals and what still needs to be explored.
Discussions about veterinary use of advanced scientific therapies for previously untreatable joint disease and equine injuries will take place. The focus will be on therapies such as nterleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein (IRAP), platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies to manipulate horses’ biological mechanisms to stimulate healing.
Research for these therapies is ongoing, but equine veterinarians say it is important for horse owners to understand the science behind each therapy in order to have reasonable expectations for success.
The program will be moderated by Gregory Ferraro, DVM, president of NAVRMA, and it offers four presentations with opportunities for attendees to ask questions after each presentation. The meeting will conclude with an open question and answer forum with the presenters.
• Stem Cell 101 – Presented by John Peroni, DVM, MS, Diplo. ACVS, University of Georgia
• Sorting Out IRAP, PRP and Stem Cells – Presented by Jamie Textor, DVM, Diplo. ACVS, University of California-Davis
• Using Stem Cells for Orthopedic Injuries – Presented by Larry Galuppo, DVM, Diplo. ACVS, University of California-Davis
• Treating Laminitis with Stem Cell Therapy – Presented by Raul Bras, DVM and Vern Dryden, DVM, CJF, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Attendance is free but a reservation is required. Reservations must be made by May 31 via e-mail or by calling (859)233-0371.