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The Fight to Conquer Laminitis (Laminitis West 2010 Conference Report)

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Teams of veterinarians and farriers from around the country gathered at the fifth International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot in Monterey, California, Sept. 17-18, 2010, to discuss the most cutting-edge information available for the fight to conquer laminitis. This devastating hoof disease is caused by an inflammation of the horse’s laminae—interlocking leaf-like tissues attaching the hoof to the coffin bone.

Presentations included topics such as preventing laminitis in at-risk horses; understanding nutritional risks in laminitic horses; equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis; and managing insulin resistance through diet and exercise.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with synopses of some of the conference presentations.