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Case Study: Monitoring Therapeutic Response of Stem Cell Therapy for Navicular Disease

Case Study: Monitoring Therapeutic Response of Stem Cell Therapy for Navicular Disease

By Kelly Sampson Kelly Sampson, DVM, ECP, Sampson Equine Service | Updated on | Case Study, Hind Limb Lameness, K Sampson, OES Members Only, Pleasure, Quarter Horse, Stem Cell Therapy

SIGNALMENT:  11-year-old Quarter Horse gelding used for local shows and State Fair. HISTORY: LF lameness and previous diagnosis of navicular disease.  Relevant General Information: Owner was using the horse for local western pleasure shows and noticed worsening LF lameness in October 2014.  No known precipitating event. Prior Veterinary/Non-Veterinary Evaluation History:  Navicular disease was diagnosed in 2014 by another veterinarian with a standard lameness exam and radiographs. Duke has received chiropractic treatments by a veterinarian once or twice per year. Prior Imaging:  Standard foot radiographs. Prior Treatments and Results:  Shortly after diagnosis in late 2014, the LF coffin joint...

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Case Study: Monitoring Therapeutic Response of Stem Cell Therapy for Navicular Disease