In this blog, we generally discuss arthritis in dogs. Today I wanted to share a story of arthritis in an amazing horse. Now picture, a horse is over 1000 pounds and will NOT lay down and rest on command! The owners, Liz, Sylvia and Elli, tell this story:
“In late 2006, we noticed that Merritt, A National Champion purebred Arabian horse, was limping at the canter; then he began limping at the trot. It was determined that the cartilage in his right hind fetlock (like an ankle) had disintegrated. Before stem cell therapy, he could only walk. We consulted Dr. John McCarroll of Equine Medical Association (940 365-9325) in Pilot Point, Texas and he recommended the Vet-Stem therapy for Merritt.
Dr. McCarroll did the procedure in August of 2007, after which we slowly began getting Merritt back into condition. He has since recovered and has steadily regained strength.
He began showing with Sylvia (shown riding here) in performance classes in 2008 and in 2009 placed TOP 10/19 in Purebred English Show Hack, 14-17, at Youth Nationals. He is now showing in English Show Hack and Dressage!
CP Merritt continues to give all that he has and is never happier than when he is in the show arena. We consider him a MEDICAL MIRACLE!
Vet-Stem Cell Therapy was the answer for Merritt. He is also a great example of how long the stem cell therapy can provide relief, and all while he was back in the show ring! Maybe the horses can teach the dogs a few tricks??