Towards more effective laryngeal reinnervation in horses.




Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

to evaluate key markers of regenerative capacity and reinnervation (NCAM expression endplates and satellite cells). to use these markers together with evaluation of return towards normal fibre type (specifically the MyHC isoform distribution) andstandard clinical techniques to measure the rate of reinnervation of the cricoarytenoideus muscle (CAD) in 2 horses with RLN treated with an established NMP technique employing the novel application of neurotrophins. determine whether this treatment has the potential to result in sufficient reinnervation to allow horses to resume race training at 12 weeks and full race training by 6 months warranting a larger clinical trial.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


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