Researchers at the TMI aim to leverage the body's natural healing capacity.
Dr. Kevin Haussler of Colorado State University describes how a saddle should fit horses and how he investigates saddle-fit issues that might cause back pain.
The AAEP Research Award was given to CSU equine surgeon and researcher Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith for his contributions to equine research, specifically in the areas of orthopedics, joint disease, and biologic therapies. Equine veterinarian Dr. Richard ‘Chip’ Estes (Colorado State '74) was recognized with the Distinguished Educator–Mentor Award.
New Zealand-born equine orthopaedic surgeon and researcher Dr. Wayne McIlwraith received the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Research Award for his life-long contributions to equine research, specifically relating to orthopaedics, joint disease and biologic therapies.
Nearly 200 people attended Zoobiquity Colorado, a national meeting on regenerative medicine advances.
Dr. David Frisbie and CSU equine surgeons have been influenced by stem cell research conducted by Frank Barry, a world-renowned researcher and a professor at the National University of Ireland Galway.
Dr. David Frisbie has been named director of the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute.
The work is being led by Colorado State University’s Orthopaedic Research Center veterinarians, Drs Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat, and Chris Kawcak; and Dr Jeff Berk, from Lexington.
The wide-ranging work across the state indicates that stem cell research and regenerative medicine will be a major focus for bioscience in Colorado in the decades to come.