Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising and innovative approach in equine medicine, offering new avenues for the treatment of various musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions in horses. Stem cells possess the unique ability to differentiate into different cell types, promoting tissue regeneration and repair. In equine applications, stem cell therapy is often utilized to address issues such as tendon and ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and cartilage damage. This procedure involves harvesting stem cells from the horse's own body, typically from adipose tissue or bone marrow, and then injecting them into the affected area. This regenerative therapy aims to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and improve overall tissue function. Stem cell treatment in horses has shown promising results, offering a valuable alternative for cases where traditional treatments may have limitations. As research and technology in this field continue to advance, stem cell therapy holds great potential for enhancing the recovery and long-term soundness of horses involved in various disciplines.


Pro-Stride is a cutting-edge regenerative therapy for horses that combines anti-inflammatory proteins and other natural growth factors to promote healing and reduce inflammation in joints. This autologous protein solution is derived from the horse's own blood, making it a safe and effective treatment option. The Pro-Stride procedure involves collecting a small amount of the horse's blood, processing it to concentrate the beneficial components, and then injecting the resulting solution directly into the affected joint. This innovative approach aims to alleviate pain, improve joint function, and enhance the overall well-being of horses suffering from conditions like osteoarthritis. Pro-Stride offers a non-invasive and drug-free alternative to traditional joint therapies, providing a regenerative boost to the horse's own natural healing mechanisms. As a result, it has gained popularity for horse owners seeking advanced and holistic approaches to manage joint-related issues and maintain the performance and comfort of their equine athletes. Learn More


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is commonly used in equine orthopedics in order to hasten the speed and quality of healing. Blood is collected and centrifuged so that a high concentration of platelets are collected. The platelets contain large amounts of growth factors that stimulate and facilitate healing.


Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist Protein (IRAP) binds IL-1 which is a potent inflammatory protein involved in joint degeneration (arthritis). After harvesting and incubating the ​​​​​​​horse's own blood, IRAP is injected, typically in a series, in order to decrease inflammation within a joint.


Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) uses the bodies own stem cells, anti-inflammatory, and reparative compounds to facilitate the speed and quality of healing. Bone marrow is harvested, typically from the sternum, and centrifuged in order to collect high concentrations of bone marrow derived stem cells and regenerative cytokines. BMAC is commonly used for the treatment of suspensory ligament injuries, treating the insertions of soft tissue and bone, and arthroscopically into cartilage lesions.


Shockwave therapy uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate the healing of bone, tendons, and ligaments. The treatment is often performed as a series and is also thought to decrease pain.

Cold Laser Therapy

Our class 3B cold laser (low level laser) can be used to decrease tissue inflammation and stimulate tissue regeneration. The cold laser uses wavelengths to stimulate cells without generating heat. This can promote the regeneration of healthy tissue and natural healing. Call CVMC to see if your horse is a candidate or for more information.