Laminitis

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Black Walnut Risks in Horse Pastures

November 08, 2017

Is my horse at risk of developing laminitis if he grazes near black walnut trees and walks through fallen walnuts?... Read More

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How Common is Laminitis in Australian Horses?

November 07, 2017

Researchers found a similar prevalence of laminitis in Australian horses and ponies as in America and Europe.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

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2017 BEVA Congress: Friday's Top Tweets and Take-Homes

September 15, 2017

Tweets and take-homes from Friday's educational sessions on osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, strangles and more.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you manage him after the worst is over.... Read More

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LSU Equine Researchers Receive Grant Funding

September 04, 2017

Two researchers with laminitis-related projects received funding.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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How Well Do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

July 12, 2017

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and who to call for help.... Read More

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Electronic Records Could Help Solve the Laminitis Mystery

June 27, 2017

One researcher believes records collected by vets seeing horses in the field could offer new insight into laminitis.... Read More

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Venograms and Laminitis

June 21, 2017

What is a venogram, and how is it used to help diagnose laminitis?... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

May 10, 2017

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

Many horse health problems can lead to laminitis, a devastating hoof disease. Laminitis precursors include insulin resistance (IR), equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), and obesity.

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Van Eps to Speak on Laminitis Prevention and Treatment

April 17, 2017

Dr. Andrew van Eps' lecture will take place May 2 at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.... Read More

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10 EMS Resources on TheHorse.com

April 13, 2017

Improve your knowledge about diagnosing, treating, and preventing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).... Read More

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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass

April 05, 2017

Can a horse that's suffered a laminitic episode ever return to grazing pasture?... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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Acetaminophen Could Relieve Laminitis Pain

March 15, 2017

In one trial, oral acetaminophen was comparable to flunixin meglumine at relieving hoof pain. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at Przewalski's Horse Hooves

February 15, 2017

Researching wild and feral horse hooves helps us better understand domestic horse hoof health. ... Read More

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Venogram Patterns Vary, So Assess Them Carefully

February 01, 2017

Taking multiple radiographic views--both weight-bearing and not--allows vets to assess the findings most accurately.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

January 25, 2017

A lot of people use the words laminitis and founder interchangeably. Are these two conditions the same thing?... Read More

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EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

January 12, 2017

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why.... Read More