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

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.