veterinarians explore stem cell therapy for IBD in cats

August 20, 2015

Veterinarians explore stem cell therapy for IBD in cats

Veterinarian Craig Webb is among those exploring the use of stem cells in veterinary medicine. Stem cells are used in dogs and horses as a treatment for arthritis, but Dr. Webb is working with his Colorado State University colleague and wife, veterinarian Tracy Webb, to explore stem cell treatment in cats with inflammatory bowel disease. Their study involved fat-derived mesenchymal stem cells, and five of the seven cats in the study showed significant improvement, Dr. Craig Webb said, with two others showing slight improvement. ChicagoNow.com