Chapter 4

Cell-based Therapy in Veterinary Medicine

Chad Maki, Thomas Ramos and Fariborz Izadyar

Abstract

Cell-based therapy is a growing field in veterinary medicine and has created a lot of hope and excitements for developing new therapies for degenerative diseases that otherwise cannot be treated by traditional medical approaches. Clinical studies in dogs, cats and horses show promising results indicating that stem cells and other cellbased products may facilitate tissue repair and improve quality of life in companion animals. In this review, different cell based therapies, their risks and benefits and their possible therapeutic use for veterinary medical application will be discussed.

Total Pages: 170-233 (64)

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