Laminitis, also referred to as “founder,” is an often devastating disease of the hoof that can cripple or kill afflicted horses. It’s such an important equine disease that each year veterinarians, farriers, and horse owners from throughout the United States gather at the International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.

The 2012 edition, titled “The Equine Limb: Advanced Treatments and Diagnostics,” took place Nov. 2-3 in Monterey, Calif., at the Monterey Conference Center. Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, in nearby Salinas, Calif., also hosted a half day of hands-on wet lab sessions.
This free download summarized some of the many discussions and presentations that took place over two days.