Cell-based Therapies for Equine Joint Disease

David D. Frisbie, Matthew C. Stewart

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Joint disease is a major cause of wastage in performance horses. Arthritis can be challenging to treat because articular cartilage has little or no capacity for repair, therapeutic options are limited and are largely targeted at ameliorating clinical signs of joint disease. Cell-based therapies have potential to overcome the intrinsic constraints to articular cartilage repair. This article focuses on cell-based therapies for treatment of equine joint disease. Results from experimental model and human clinical studies are presented along with available data from equine studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-349
Number of pages15
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Equine Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2011


  • Cartilage
  • Cell-based therapy
  • Intra-articular disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Resurfacing
  • Soft tissue injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Equine


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