Laminitis

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Thoroughbred Stallion Mr. Greeley Euthanized

November 30, 2010

Gainesway Farm stallion Mr. Greeley was euthanized early Nov. 30. The 18-year-old son of Gone West was diagnosed with laminitis several weeks ago. His condition recently deteriorated.

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Chronic Laminitis Can Increase Risk of Foot Infection

November 28, 2010

Because laminitis compromises the equine foot so drastically, horses with the disease are more prone to foot infections and abscesses. During the Sept. 17-18 Laminitis West Conference in Monterey, Calif., Bob Agne, DVM, an equine podiatrist at ... Read More

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How Hoof Wall Resections Can Help Laminitis Cases

November 17, 2010

When laminitis develops to the point that the hoof wall is restricting blood supply to the laminae and causing further inflammation, a hoof wall resection might be needed. Amy Rucker, DVM, of Midwest Equine in Columbia, Mo., spoke about when to... Read More

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Preventing Laminitis in At-Risk Horses

November 15, 2010

Even though veterinarians and farriers are making progress in developing laminitis treatment techniques and researching the causes of laminitis, prevention is still the No. 1 defense against a disease that plagues all too many horses. During the... Read More

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Dietary Supplementation Helps Obese Insulin-Resistant Horses

November 12, 2010

Overweight, insulin-resistant horses might need a special dietary supplement called short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (scFOS), which are short chains of sugar molecules linked together. ... Read More

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Clogs to Treat Laminitis

November 10, 2010

Who ever heard of shoeing a horse with plywood, screws, and a drill, especially a laminitic horse? It might sound like the worst kind of backyard farriery, but this method is finding favor with a growing number of veterinarians and farriers. ... Read More

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Platelets Might Play Early Role in Laminitis

November 04, 2010

Laminitis begins well before clinical signs occur, at the cellular or even the molecular level, and addressing platelets might be a key to prevention or early treatment. Jamie Textor, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, an equine surgeon and PhD candidate at the ... Read More

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Managing Insulin Resistance Through Diet and Exercise

October 31, 2010

Insulin-resistant horses are prone to laminitis, but owners and veterinarians can often successfully manage them through strict diet and exercise regimens so that they don't develop laminitis. Ray J. Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor ... Read More

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Understanding Nutritional Risks in Laminitic Horses

October 30, 2010

We might be feeding our horses too well, at least as far as predisposing them to laminitis. Ray J. Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor and chair of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, spoke about ... Read More

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Venograms Can Catch Laminitis Early

October 15, 2010

Proper blood flow to the laminae of the hoof is critical at all times, but especially when a horse develops laminitis. Diagnostic techniques that can reveal how blood is flowing--or not--can help veterinarians catch laminitis early. Amy Rucker,... Read More

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Understand PPID to Help Treat Endocrinopathic Laminitis

October 11, 2010

Advances in diagnosis and treatment of equine Cushing's can help better prevent and/or treat laminitis.... Read More

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Predicting Laminitis and Survival in Horses with Research

October 06, 2010

"Laminitis is a very frustrating disease from a number of standpoints, including management," explained James Orsini, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, director of the Laminitis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Read More

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Laminitis Survivors: Getting Back on Grass?

September 27, 2010

After a horse has had a bout with laminitis, can she be brought up slowly on grass again? ... Read More

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Laminitis Diagnosis and Treatment

September 21, 2010

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Cushing's: Pasture Management, Seasonal Awareness Key

September 01, 2010

How owners manage pastures and seasonal consumption of grass carbohydrates can significantly affect horses with Cushing's disease, according to researchers from the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine. And, while th... Read More

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The Disease of Obesity in Horses

September 01, 2010

Obesity can cause reproduction problems, bone and joint stress, insulin resistance, laminitis, and more.... Read More

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Common Hoof Problems

August 18, 2010

Today's horses face many common hoof problems, whether they are pasture pets or high-level competition horses.... Read More

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TheHorse.com Presents Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Common Hoof Problems

August 14, 2010

Thrush, underrun heels, hoof cracks, and laminitis, oh my! Today's horses can face many common hoof problems, whether the animals are pasture pets or high-level competition horses. Join us on Monday, Aug. 16, for a live chat event on hoof problems.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Odysseus Euthanized After Laminitis Complications

August 10, 2010

Graded stakes winner Odysseus, a hot contender on this year's Triple Crown trail, was euthanized Aug. 9 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from laminitis while receiving treatment for colitis. The so... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Laminitis

July 15, 2010

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

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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

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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