Sept. 29, 2011
Adult stem cells are being used extensively in the veterinary world to treat various animals, including horses and dogs. Now add goats to that list of creatures great and small that have benefited from the practical success of adult stem cells. Cinnamon the Goat has apparently become the first goat treated with its own adult stem cells. The procedure was performed by Kentucky veterinarian Dr. Clark Slone. The goat had some fat tissue removed and adult stem cells isolated from the tissue, then re-injected to treat damaged ligaments and joints. The vet expects that Cinnamon will be moving well within a month.