Volume 4  Issue 1

Volume 4  Issue 1

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Research Article

In Vivo Comparison of the Osteogenic Properties of Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Periosteum, Muscle, and Bone Marrow with and without
Demineralized Bone Matrix

Rodolfo Nino-Fong, Blanca P. Esparza Gonzalez, Enrique Aburto, Laurie A. McDuffee*

Bone healing in horses is often problematic because the high forces associated with trauma and soft tissue disruption lead to poor healing. Limitations in this process have led to research of new methods to promote bone healing in horses. We evaluated the ability of equine MSCs with scaffolds to produce new bone in nude rats after intramuscular surgical implantation of a combination of mesenchymal stem cells and scaffolds.

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Research Article

Impact of Milk Somatic Cell Count on Escherichia coli Growth in Vitro

Monique Lind-Böhm, Eva Kalivoda, Holm Zerbe, Wolfram Petzl*

Bovine mastitis is of major economic impact on global dairy industries. Overshooting Escherichia coli (E. coli) growth due to impaired function of polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) increases severity of acute mastitis. During mastitis, PMN account for the majority of somatic cells in milk. Besides PMN, soluble antimicrobial factors are secreted into milk. The objective of the current study was for how long and to what extent immigrating PMN and soluble factors in milk can inhibit E. coli growth in vitro.

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