Storing your foal’s stem cells with LifeLine Labs is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to potentially help protect your investment as well as your foal’s future health. The process is simple and noninvasive. The procedure only takes a few minutes and poses no risk to either the mother or the foal.
The umbilical cord matrix is rich in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In fact, there is a much greater concentration of MSCs in the cord matrix than cord blood or bone-marrow. MSCs have the ability to regenerate and differentiate into a variety of tissue cells including bone, cartilage and muscle, and thus, serve as a promising therapeutic option for defects or injuries to these tissues.
The stem cells you store with LifeLine Labs today may become even more beneficial in the future as the promise of stem cell technology increasingly becomes reality. The field of Regenerative Medicine is moving at a tremendous pace and will quickly translate into advances in equine clinical practice.
For larger commercial breeding operations who are seeking new and innovative ways to distinguish their services from that of their competitors, LifeLine Insure demonstrates a value added service to clients.
Lastly, stem cell therapy for soft tissue injuries may become more common as more racetracks move to a synthetic racing surface. Renown agriculturalist and horseman, Dr. Ensminger estimates approximately 85% of racehorses are retired as a result of musculo-skeletal injuries. Don’t let your horse be one of them!