Equine Stem Cell Therapy | Centre for Veterinary Education

Equine Stem Cell Therapy

Scientific fact or convenient fiction?

In this podcast Ben will review the use of stem cells in horses and the relative evidence for their use.

Factors relevant to case selection, sources (and method of aquistion) of cells, application of the cell therapy and realistic expectations will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Following this podcast, you will be able to understand:

  • What are, and where can you get, stem cells in horses

  • What applications exist in horses

  • What the scientific evidence is for stem cell use in horses.

Course Delivery

This PodcastPLUS comes with:

  • Access to a pre-recorded video podcast

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • Access to further reading and/or resources 

  • A self-assessed multiple choice quiz to qualify for CPD

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the quiz


Thursday 22 November - Wednesday 5 December 2018
Delivered Online


BVSc (Hons 1) MACVSc Dipl. ACVS Dipl. ACVSMR

Ben is a UQ Vet School graduate who grew up in south east Queensland. The son of local veterinarians Trevor and Sue from Beaudesert, Ben travelled abroad for his surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Centre. While there he completed a fellowship in comparative orthopaedic research in addition to an internship and residency in equine surgery. On returning to Australia Ben was a surgeon at Randwick Equine Centre in Sydney for four years. After a short period in Adelaide Ben grabbed the opportunity to come home to UQ and SEQ.

Ben is a specialist in equine surgery and is board certified by the American College of Equine Surgeons (acvs.org) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (vsmr.org) he is one of only a handful of veterinarians in Australia with these dual qualifications. He has authored multiple book chapters and has published on a wide range of topics ranging from orthopaedics and lameness, to novel tie-back procedures and stem cell therapies.

Course Fees

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