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Novel gene therapy gives competition horses new lease of life after lameness

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The genetic construct was injected into the suspensory ligament branch and tendon in two horses, with impressive results

Picture: Albert A Rizvanov, Kazan Federal University

Injecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, researchers have found.

They used gene therapy technology in horses that had gone lame due to injury and within two to three weeks the horses were able to walk and trot. Within two months, the horses were back to full health and ready to compete.

Results from the study – believed to be the first example of this …

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