Kentucky Horse Diagnosed with Potomac Horse Fever

August 04, 2010

Kentucky Department of Agriculture officials have concluded a horse that was recenty diagnosed as having Potomac horse fever that was diagnosed in a horse at Keeneland's training center on Rice Road was not contracted or introduced to the horse whil... Read More


Laminitis Lowdown

August 01, 2010

The laminitis mystery is far from solved, but researchers continue to discover new clues about its causes, treatment, and prevention. Laminitis, an often devastating hoof disease that can strike horses of any breed without warning, is a major issue... Read More


White Line Disease in Horses

August 01, 2010

Despite its name, white line disease does not actually affect the true "white line" of the hoof. White line disease occurs when bacterial or fungal infections creep into the inner nonpigmented space within the inner hoof wall's stratum medium layer.... Read More



July 15, 2010

A guide to laminitis, a "crippling lameness" that shortens horses' working lives and can require euthanasia. ... Read More


Laminitis: Better Methods of Assessing Pain Needed

July 09, 2010

Can you or your veterinarian accurately assess lameness and/or pain in your laminitic horse? This is the question a research team led by Ignacio Vinuela-Fernandez, DVM, MSc, asked, knowing how important it is to manage the pain in horses that... Read More


1991 Horse of the Year Black Tie Affair Dead

July 02, 2010

Black Tie Affair, the 1991 Horse of the Year, was euthanized July 1 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., due to the effects of laminitis. He was 24. According to a statement from the farm, a memorial to... Read More


Kip Deville Succumbs to Laminitis

June 12, 2010

After a lengthy battle with laminitis and several bouts of colic, Kip Deville, winner of the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), took a major turn for the worse this week and had to be euthanized at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., June ... Read More


Laminitis Researchers Meet, Develop Plans

March 29, 2010

Nearly 50 researchers and laminitis experts from around the world met to prioritize future laminitis research needs during the the 2nd AAEP Foundation Equine Laminitis Research Workshop. The group also explored specific questions about the dire... Read More


Equine Research Supported by Grayson and Barbaro Fund

March 20, 2010

Fifteen new research projects to benefit the horse will be launched this year through funding from the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. ... Read More


Laminitis: Physical Management Discussed at Vet Conference

March 14, 2010

Adjusting a laminitic horse's weight bearing plays a crucial role in the animal's recovery, explained Debra Ruffin Taylor, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, of Auburn University, at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 14-18 in Las Veg... Read More


Laminitis y los Pastos de Primavera ( en Español)

March 11, 2010

Spanish translation of an article on controlling access to spring pasture grasses to prevent laminitis.... Read More


Lameness Treatments

March 08, 2010

Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.... Read More


Severe Laminitis in Horses: Modified Surgical Treatment (AAEP 2009)

February 02, 2010

When a horse has a severe case of laminitis with marked instability of the coffin bone, cutting the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) is a treatment that veterinarians often recommend. This surgical procedure is commonly done halfway down the b... Read More


Racehorse Kip Deville 'Doing Great' in Laminitis Fight

January 27, 2010

Kip Deville, who has been battling life-threatening laminitis for several months, continues to show significant improvement at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., and his connections remain cautiously optimistic.

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Pasture-Associated Laminitis Prevention Explored

January 10, 2010

If horses and ponies undergo a carbohydrate overload when turned out onto lush, green pastures in the spring and endotoxemia occurs, then horses that are already insulin resistant may have increased risk of laminitis.... Read More

Article en Español: Azùcares en Pastura y los Riesgos para Laminitis

December 18, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. ... Read More


Thoroughbred Champion Kip Deville Battling Laminitis

December 11, 2009

It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile victor and four-time grade I winner, was in seemingly fine health and competing in a graded stakes race at Saratoga.

No... Read More


Laminitis Research Group at RVC Receives Grant to Study Exercise Effects

December 07, 2009

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the Laminitis Consortium, the UK's leading laminitis research body, has been awarded a grant of £134,425 (roughly $220,730) by the Laminitis Trust, to investigate the effects of... Read More


Fracture Repair: The Ups and Downs

December 01, 2009

Over the past three decades, equine surgeons have become more adept at repairing even the most devastating fractures in horses. Broken bones are no longer a guaranteed death sentence for horses. ... Read More


Weighty Issues

November 25, 2009

Owners can lower equine obesity by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet. ... Read More


AAEP Members Rank Equine Research Needs

October 21, 2009

Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More


Prevent Weight Gain to Minimize Metabolic Changes in Horses

October 16, 2009

Weight gain and obesity in horses should be avoided to prevent insulin resistance, increased insulin and leptin blood levels, and laminitis, and to maintain a healthy metabolic state. To date, "it is unknown whether obesity is the primary ... Read More

Article en Español: El Otoño Trae Desafío Para el Diagnóstico y Manejo de la Enfermedad de Cushing

October 13, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on... Read More

Article en Español: AAEP 2008 Causas de Laminitis

October 07, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an... Read More


Goulash, Dam of Champion Thoroughbred Ashado, Euthanized

October 03, 2009

Goulash, dam of two-time champion Ashado and two other graded stakes winners, was euthanized Sept. 30 because of founder. The 16-year-old daughter of Mari's Book was owned by Aaron and Marie Jones and boarded at the Taylor family's Taylor Made... Read More