What is the difference between stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood and those derived from bone marrow and fat tissue?
Umbilical cord blood stem cells are extracted from the umbilical cord after the birth of the foal. This means that there is no surgical procedure required. Stem cells taken from bone marrow and fat tissue require an invasive surgical procedure that requires the horse to be sedated. This can result in hazardous conditions for the horse and staff during and after the procedure.