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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Article 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


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


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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