Laminitis Conferences


2012 Laminitis Conference Recap

November 07, 2012

Dr. Nora Grenager talks about the 2012 Laminitis Conference and what results from the event.... Read More


2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

November 06, 2012

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.


2012 Laminitis Conference: Trimming Too Short?

November 05, 2012

Instructor and farrier Chris Gregory, CJF, FWCF, answers a user's question about trimming hooves too short.... Read More


2012 Laminitis Conference: Broodmares and Laminitis

November 04, 2012

Veterinarian and farrier Dr. Raul Bras answers a user's question concerning broodmares and laminitis.... Read More

Dr. Nora Grenager at the 2012 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot


2012 Laminitis Conference: The Human Correlate of Laminitis

November 04, 2012

Dr. Nora Grenager answers a user question about the human correlate of laminitis. The answer can surprise you.... Read More


2012 Laminitis Conference Overview

November 03, 2012

Dr. James Orsini shares the importance of bringing vets and farriers together to discuss laminitis.... Read More


Global Laminitis Conference Scheduled Nov. 2-3 in Calif.

October 30, 2012

This year's event features a horse owner program covering advancements in laminitis research and more.... Read More


Recognize Insulin Resistance Before Laminitis Onset

January 06, 2012

Picking up on subtle signs of hyperinsulinemia is one way veterinarians can try to halt laminitis onset.... Read More


Endocrinopathic Laminitis: An Incomplete Picture

January 04, 2012

Laminitis stemming from equine metabolic syndrome, Cushing's, and other hormonal conditions is common.... Read More


Laminitis 2011 Conference

January 03, 2012

Farriers & veterinarians discuss their research, advancements, and understanding of this often deadly disease.... Read More


Support Strategies in Chronic Laminitis Cases

December 26, 2011

One veterinarian says designing a specific strategy that addresses all the needs of an affected foot is key.... Read More


Using Foot Casts to Manage Laminitis 'Sinking' Cases

December 23, 2011

Prognoses for these cases are often poor, but foot casts might improve survival rates if applied early.... Read More


Laminitis Prevention and Intervention in Hospitalized Horses

December 19, 2011

Hospitalized horses are at an increased risk for developing laminitis as a complication of injury or illness.... Read More


Healing the Hoof During Therapy or Layup

December 09, 2011

Farriers can help devise a hoof care plan to helps a performance horse return to work as soon as possible.... Read More


The Toe Crena: A Laminitic Link?

December 07, 2011

Research is needed to determine if the toe crena could be used as a prognostic indicator for laminitic horses.... Read More


Treating Laminitis with Acupuncture

December 05, 2011

One researcher says accupuncture's pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects can help laminitic horses.... Read More


Foot Type and Laminitis Incidence in Feral Horses

December 01, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, feral horses are not exempt from developing laminitis.... Read More


Low-Dose Corticosteroids for Treating Acute Laminitis

November 28, 2011

Corticosteroids' benefits (when used appropriately, in low doses) should outweigh the risks.... Read More


Chronic Laminitis: Understanding Lameness and Low-Dose Bute

November 26, 2011

David Hood, DVM, PhD, discussed effective methods for pinpointing laminitis pain and NSAIDs to control it.... Read More


Laminitis Treatment with Stem Cells

November 24, 2011

While related studies are scarce, some are reporting success using stem cells to treat chronic laminitis.... Read More


Cryotherapy Methods to Treat Laminitis

November 22, 2011

Cryotherapy is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, both of which help affected horses.... Read More


Assessing Lameness Severity in Horses with Chronic Laminitis

November 20, 2011

The use of force plate-based technology could quantify lameness severity in chronically laminitic horses.... Read More


In-Shoe Force Measurements Help Farriers Address Hoof Balance

December 17, 2010

The concept of a balanced foot can be subjective, but farriers are now using technological advances to take some of the guesswork out of the process. Patrick T. Reilly, chief of farrier services at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, ... Read More


Early EMS Diagnosis and Treatment Minimize Effects

December 17, 2010

Horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) are at a higher risk for laminitis than the average horse, but veterinarians are learning more about diagnosing EMS early and minimizing its effects, including laminitis. ... Read More


Applying Laminitis Research to Clinical Practice

December 15, 2010

Seeing the forest for the trees with regards to laminitis can be difficult because researchers are approaching the problem from many different angles, often at the molecular level. At the Sept. 17-18 Laminitis West Conference in Monterey, Calif.,... Read More