Laminitis

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2012 International Hoof Care Summit Set for Jan. 31-Feb. 3

December 31, 2011

The summit will offer 68 hours of hoof care education focused around the theme "Zeroing in on Soundness."... Read More

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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

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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

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Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome

December 23, 2011

Three veterinarians discuss equine Cushing's disease, equine metabolic syndrome, and associated laminitis. ... Read More

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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

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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

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Cohen Discusses Epidemiology at AAEP Convention

December 09, 2011

Veterinarians use the principles of evidence-based medicine when they diagnose patients.... Read More

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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

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Treating Laminitis with Acupuncture

December 05, 2011

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

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Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

December 03, 2011

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed.... Read More

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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

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Announces Laminitis Research Campaign

November 29, 2011

The first of multiple studies in the laminitis research campaign is already under way at Texas A&M.... Read More

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Low-Dose Corticosteroids for Treating Acute Laminitis

November 28, 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Upcoming Laminitis Research Project

November 20, 2011

An upcoming laminitis project will be one of the largest studies of the disease ever conducted.... Read More

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Common Hoof Problems

October 18, 2011

Horse hooves can be plagued by many problems. Explore common hoof problems and learn how to prevent them. ... Read More

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Expanded Poster Session Added to Laminitis Conference

October 14, 2011

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot features an expanded poster session.... Read More

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Palmar Angles' Effect on Laminitic Horse Hooves

September 24, 2011

Increasing the palmar angle could increase the amount of pressure on dorsal laminae rather than decreasing it.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred Beautiful Pleasure Dies

September 03, 2011

The 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner was euthanized after a battle with equine laminitis.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

September 01, 2011

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More