Veterinarians in Wichita conducted the first phase of a stem cell trial today in Wichita. Their goal is to treat laminitis, a disease in horses hoofs. They will do this using stem cells taken from the horses using liposuction. Laminitis is painful and even crippling for horses.
“Those horses usually digress over time to the point where they finally lose their life,” Dr. Preston Hickman said.
The trial is 90 days. The ten horses participating will have 3 stem cell injections over the three months.