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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Laminitis y los Pastos de Primavera (TheHorse.com en Español)

March 11, 2010

Spanish translation of an article on controlling access to spring pasture grasses to prevent laminitis.... Read More

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Lameness Treatments

March 08, 2010

Treatments for lameness in horses, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, NV.... Read More

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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

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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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Pasture-Associated Laminitis Prevention Explored

January 10, 2010

If horses and ponies undergo a carbohydrate overload when turned out onto lush, green pastures in the spring and endotoxemia occurs, then horses that are already insulin resistant may have increased risk of laminitis.... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: Azùcares en Pastura y los Riesgos para Laminitis

December 18, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Kip Deville Battling Laminitis

December 11, 2009

It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile victor and four-time grade I winner, was in seemingly fine health and competing in a graded stakes race at Saratoga.

No... Read More

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Laminitis Research Group at RVC Receives Grant to Study Exercise Effects

December 07, 2009

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in collaboration with the Laminitis Consortium, the UK's leading laminitis research body, has been awarded a grant of £134,425 (roughly $220,730) by the Laminitis Trust, to investigate the effects of... Read More

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Fracture Repair: The Ups and Downs

December 01, 2009

Over the past three decades, equine surgeons have become more adept at repairing even the most devastating fractures in horses. Broken bones are no longer a guaranteed death sentence for horses. ... Read More

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Weighty Issues

November 25, 2009

Owners can lower equine obesity by replacing grain rations with a fiber-rich, low-carbohydrate diet. ... Read More

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AAEP Members Rank Equine Research Needs

October 21, 2009

Laminitis and colic were the top two equine conditions in need of more research, according to nearly 600 members of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) who recently responded to a survey conducted by the AAEP Foundation. The... Read More

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Prevent Weight Gain to Minimize Metabolic Changes in Horses

October 16, 2009

Weight gain and obesity in horses should be avoided to prevent insulin resistance, increased insulin and leptin blood levels, and laminitis, and to maintain a healthy metabolic state. To date, "it is unknown whether obesity is the primary ... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: El Otoño Trae Desafío Para el Diagnóstico y Manejo de la Enfermedad de Cushing

October 13, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on... Read More

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TheHorse.com en Español: AAEP 2008 Causas de Laminitis

October 07, 2009

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an... Read More

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Goulash, Dam of Champion Thoroughbred Ashado, Euthanized

October 03, 2009

Goulash, dam of two-time champion Ashado and two other graded stakes winners, was euthanized Sept. 30 because of founder. The 16-year-old daughter of Mari's Book was owned by Aaron and Marie Jones and boarded at the Taylor family's Taylor Made... Read More

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Heparin Might Prevent Laminitis after Colic Surgery

September 27, 2009

Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is proving highly effective in preventing laminitis and reducing the severity of laminitis following colic surgery, according to Belgian researchers.

Prior to the study period, more than 10% of colic... Read More

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Dam of Top Keeneland Opener Yearling Battling Laminitis

September 18, 2009

When Goulash’s Unbridled's Song colt brought $925,000 to top the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling auction Sept. 14, the prognosis for the Mari’s Book mare looked grim. She is battling laminitis, and there were concerns she... Read More

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Broodmare's Laminitis Battle Aided by Volunteer Vet

July 01, 2009

After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching.... Read More