Laminitis

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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

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Laminitis Risk Increased by Pasture Grass Sugars

June 29, 2009

Pasture-induced laminitis (sometimes referred to as founder) can be triggered when susceptible horses ingest high amounts of sugar or fructans that are naturally found in some pasture grasses.

Susceptible horses include, but are not limited... Read More

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Secretariat Foundation Benefits Laminitis, Thoroughbred Programs

June 04, 2009

On the eve of the 141st running of the Belmont Stakes June 6, the legacy of one of the race's most illustrious winners continues to shine throughout the equine community.

Helen "Penny" Chenery, owner of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretaria... Read More

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Managing a Laminitic Pony's Overgrown Hooves

June 03, 2009

The end result of laminitis is often a discrepancy in hoof growth, in which the heels grow faster than the toe... Read More

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Managing Acute and Chronic Laminitis, AAEP 2008

May 14, 2009

Belknap remarked on the latest research showing that laminitis is an intense inflammatory injury of the foot and is no longer believed to be solely a blood flow problem.... Read More

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How to Take Foot Radiographs (AAEP 2008)

April 06, 2009

Radiographs provide information for making diagnoses, planning treatments, and guiding trimming and shoeing. The quality of the radiographs and the final product generated are dependent on the preparation of the foot, the position of the foot... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis: Form and Function

April 03, 2009

The visible signs of chronic laminitis are enough to break any horse owner's heart--the dished, ridged hoof walls, the uncomfortable gait. But what's at the heart of the visible clinical signs, and, once a horse has progressed to this stage... Read More

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FAEP 2008 Symposium

April 01, 2009

Laminitis, corneal ulcers, and R. equi were among the topics veterinarians and researchers discussed at a conference in the Caribbean.

Thirteen presenters took to the podium, covering lameness, reproduction, and medicine... Read More

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Foot Casts for Acute Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

April 01, 2009

There are many ways to support a laminitic horse's foot; one common European method is to use plaster of paris foot casts.... Read More

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Causes of Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

April 01, 2009

Progression of obesity and insulin resistance exacerbates laminitis risk. As a horse gets fatter, insulin sensitivity decreases. Insulin resistance worsens with chronic obesity, making a horse more susceptible to laminitis and less tolerant ... Read More

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Supporting Limb Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

March 30, 2009

Supporting (also called contralateral) limb laminitis strikes a previously healthy hoof when it bears excessive weight for long periods because the other front or hind foot is extremely painful (such as from a fracture, surgery, severe infection, etc... Read More

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Laminitis: Cryotherapy Treatment in the Real World

March 27, 2009

From a layman's perspective, cryotherapy (use of cold for treatment) for horses at risk of or just beginning the acute phase of laminitis just makes sense. The laminae are inflamed, the hooves are hot to the touch, so let's cool them down and... Read More

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Acute Laminitis: Are Drugs Effective? (AAEP 2008)

March 18, 2009

In general, controlled studies do not exist regarding the efficacy of various treatments for laminitis, and some therapies have additional risks beyond their failure to improve the situation. ... Read More

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Laminitis Research

March 17, 2009

Experts discussed the causes, treatments, detection, and prevention of laminitis at the 2008 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Penn Vet Adds Pollitt as Research Director for Laminitis Institute

February 20, 2009

In recent months progress has been made in building the foundation for the fight against laminitis, with the addition of Professor Christopher Pollitt, BVSc, PhD, a world-renowned laminitis researcher, as research director for the Laminitis... Read More

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AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More

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Australian Brumby Research Could Apply to Laminitis

January 06, 2009

The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment.

Australia has more than 500,000 feral horses,... Read More

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Ohio State Laminitis Researcher Receives $82,000 Grant

January 05, 2009

The new study, "Effect of Digital Hypothermia on Inflammatory Injury in Laminitis," is a two-year project funded by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities' Barbaro Memorial Fund, established in memory of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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Teff Hay for Foundered Horses: A Good Fit?

December 22, 2008

In California, teff is being called the "perfect grass for foundered horses." But is teff hay always safe for horses that are intolerant of high-sugar forage? Teff grass (Eragrostis teff) is a new type of grass being introduced around the... Read More

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Laminitis Research Donors Honored at AAEP

December 11, 2008

Philanthropists John K. and Marianne Castle have been named the 2008 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes contributions made to equine veterinary... Read More

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Barbaro Fund Supports Reseach Projects

December 08, 2008

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that its subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has disbursed $90,801 in support of one new and two continuing equine medical research projects.

The disbursements were made from the NTRA... Read More

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Forage Options for Special Needs Horses

November 08, 2008

Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More

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Laminitis Seminar Offered on West Coast

October 17, 2008

The first Laminitis West Seminar--an expansion of the International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot held in West Palm Beach, Fla., every other year--will be held Nov. 1 at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, Calif... Read More

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Penn State University Teams Up with Farriers for Laminitis Event

October 02, 2008

Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association hosted an educational event Sept. 13 for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners alike. More than 50 peoples from four states attended the event.

Esco Buff, PhD,... Read More

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ACVIM Conference Highlights

October 01, 2008

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered "hot... Read More