Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine is a field of medicine that focuses on how the body repairs itself. Much of the work focuses on stem cells. These cells can renew themselves indefinitely and , under certain conditions, become tissue or organ specific cells with specialized functions. In equine medicine most of the research to date has focused on the repair of injured or diseased suspensory ligaments, tendons and joints using stem cells or a myriad of cell and blood based therapies such as platelet-rich plasma and interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Protein. 

There has been a virtual explosion of information in this field of equine medicine over the last 10 years. Our researchers continue to be on the forefront as they investigate equine umbilical cord stem cells and their incredible healing properties.

Koch, ThomasOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Biomedical Sciences
Koenig, JudithOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Clinical Studies
Bienzle, DorotheeOntario Veterinary College, University of Guelph – Pathobiology

Areas of Equine Research

Ontario’s equine researchers investigate a wide range of issues involving horses and the horse industry. Click on a link below to see who’s working in that area.


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