Poway, California (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Animal Health International, Inc. the premier animal health distribution company in North America, and Vet-Stem, Inc., the leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine company, announce their agreement to offer stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) kits to equine veterinarians nationwide. Vet-Stem’s GenesisCS-2 PRP Kit and stem cell services bring innovative therapies to the diverse offering of products and services Animal Health International provides to the equine industry.
Equine veterinarians and horse owners turn to Vet-Stem for Regenerative Cell Therapies to help horses with tendon, ligament and joint injuries return to their prior level of performance. Vet-Stem’s Regenerative Veterinary Medicine includes stem cell therapy that is derived from an animal’s own adipose tissue, or fat tissue. Adipose derived stem cells are capable of differentiating into a variety of tissue types including tendon, ligament, bone, cartilage, and muscle, as well as have been proven to reduce pain and inflammation. Vet-Stem introduced this therapy over a decade ago as a treatment for horses with tendon injuries facing unfortunate euthanasia due to their injuries.
Current uses of Vet-Stem’s Regenerative cell therapies include joint issues such as degenerative joint disease, as well as tendon and ligament injuries. Stem cell therapy is also being used to regenerate and encourage the healing process alongside arthroscopic surgery in horses. Vet-Stem’s stem cell services come with banking of cells for later use, and the opportunity to culture or grow more cells for retreatment. Often horses suffer from multiple injuries in their career, which can be injected with their own stem cells to relieve pain and inflammation as well as promote natural healing.
Vet-Stem brought the GenesisCS-2 Component Concentrating System for PRP to market in 2007 as an easy to use, in-house therapy for equine veterinarians to apply to a soft tissue injury or joint issue, to decrease inflammation and pain while stem cells were in culture, or while a performance horse was active and unable to take time off for recovery. PRP in an injury, or area of damaged cells, promotes healing and provides a suitable environment for a concentration of stem cells.
About Vet-Stem, Inc.
Vet-Stem, Inc. was formed in 2002 to bring regenerative medicine to the veterinary profession. The privately held company is working to develop therapies in veterinary medicine that apply regenerative technologies while utilizing the natural healing properties inherent in all animals. As the first company in the United States to provide an adipose-derived stem cell service to veterinarians for their patients, Vet-Stem, Inc. pioneered the use of regenerative stem cells in veterinary medicine. The company holds exclusive licenses to over 50 patents including world- wide veterinary rights for use of adipose derived stem cells. In the last decade over 10,000 animals have been treated using Vet-Stem, Inc.’s services, and Vet-Stem is actively investigating stem cell therapy for immune-mediated and inflammatory disease, as well as organ disease and failure. For more on Vet-Stem, Inc. and Veterinary Regenerative Medicine visit http://www.vet-stem.com or call 858-748-2004.