Lame dogs brought to heal with stem cells
Stem cell injections in dogs will become routine in the next two years and will probably cost less than $1000.
The first data, collated last week, into the use of the procedure where cultured cells are injected into the joints of dogs with hip dysplasia or canine osteoarthritis has shown a success rate of 96 per cent.
The procedure will be made available to veterinary clinics, promoted at dog shows and possibly in a television campaign.
It has been transformed in little more than a year with stem cells from one animal used to treat other dogs.