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Vet Med Forum- Principles Behind and Clinical Use of Biologic Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

June 17, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

The Veterinary Medical Forum is designed to enhance informal communications between practitioners and NC State CVM faculty on issues pertinent to medicine and surgery. During these informal discussions, we will share current management ideas, procedures and techniques which we hope will be applicable to your practice. We invite you to bring your questions and/or cases (including radiographs) relative to the topics below.


Principles Behind and Clinical Use of Biologic Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

Lauren Schnabel, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR- Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery 

While significant advances have been made in the field of Regenerative Medicine over the past decade, there are still many unanswered questions surrounding the therapeutic use of stem cells and other biologics. The purpose of this talk is to review the types of stem cells and point-of-care biologic products available for veterinary use including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow concentrate (BMC), autologous conditioned serum (ACS) or IRAP, and autologous protein solution (APS).  The differences between each product and the current evidence for their use will be discussed.  The seminar will focus on product use in horses but all principles are applicable across species.

Please note, this lecture will only be offered to attendees via a Live Zoom Lecture. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link prior to the meeting to log on the day of. If you have a question during the lecture, use the chat feature to ask and the speaker will periodically answer questions.

If you need help accessing Zoom, email


Zoom Lecture: 12:15pm-1:15pm

Registration Fee: $0

Register Here

Continuing Education

This seminar will offer one (1) hour of NCVMB approved CVME for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

ADA Statement

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact Dane Johnston to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.

Lecture Notes

An electronic copy of the lecture notes will be made available a few days before the course. To view notes from previous Vet Med Forum lectures, click here.


June 17, 2020

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Office of Continuing Education & Outreach