Mon, 24 June 2013
Join Dr. Vicki Thayer, President of the Winn Feline Foundation, as she interviews Dr. Carol Reinero at the June 2013 ACVIM meeting about current research into the use of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for asthma in cats. Dr. Reinero is a veterinary clinical scientist and associate professor located with the veterinary teaching hospital at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Reinero was part of the research team from MU funded by Winn Feline Foundation in 2011, 2012, and earlier in 2013 to study the use of mesenchymal stem cells in cats with asthma. Stem cell therapy is a new frontier in treatment and the Winn Feline Foundation has been on the cutting edge by funding cat health studies in this area. Dr. Reinero discusses the current state of treatment of asthma in cats and the potential future use of mesenchymal stem cells for this disease.