September KENA Meeting Focuses on Equine Stem Cell Therapy

The September KENA meeting will focus on the use of stem cell therapy to treat injuries in horses.

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Over the last decade, research in the regenerative medicines has shown tremendous promise as a way to treat equine injuries. Stem cell therapy, a form of regenerative medicine, has been successfully used to treat injuries pertaining to tendon, ligaments, joints, and fractures. At the September 15 Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner meeting, Scott Hopper, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Ky., will discuss this topic.

The networking meeting begins at 6 p.m. with registration and a cash bar. During dinner, a brief overview of a breed or discipline is usually given. At the September meeting, Rocky Mountain horses have the honor of being the chosen breed that is presented.

The Keynote presentation on "Stem Cell Therapy in Horses" with Hopper begins following dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Hopper is a 1993 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Following veterinary school, Hopper completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. The internship was followed by an equine surgical residency at Washington State University, where he also obtained his Masters of Science in Veterinary Science. After a year of clinical instructorship, Hopper returned to Rood & Riddle where he is currently a surgeon and partner

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