Stem Cells in Theory and Practice

Dr. Douglas J. Herthel of Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, California was one of the first practitioners to use stem cells, beginning in 1995. Herthel used stem cells from bone marrow to treat ligament and tendon injuries in horses. The results from these treatments were so promising that he began using stem…

Stem cell therapy gives dogs new pep in their step

Linda Goldston, lgoldston@mercurynews.com Mercury News Cookie is a thirteen year-old Australian shepherd mix that has been having increasing trouble lying down and getting up. She could not walk down stairs and even during normal walks around the park her legs would give out. Cookie’s master, Ed Tani of Hayward was terrified that Cookie’s days were…