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Laminitis, or founder, is an equine hoof disease that can cripple or kill afflicted horses. An estimated 15% of horses will suffer from laminitis, and research into its causes and treatment is ongoing. 

About the Experts

Bryan Fraley, DVM

Bryan Fraley, DVM, is an equine foot specialist and farrier who operates Fraley Equine Podiatry, an affiliate of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. He started shoeing at age 15 and graduated from Colorado State University’s veterinary school in 2004. He frequently treats laminitic horses but is also often dispatched to help show- and racehorses with foot pain. Fraley works closely with farriers nationally and internationally to tackle their most difficult cases.

Nora Grenager, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM

Nora Grenager, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, is a practitioner at Harrison Equine Clinic in Berryville, Va., and Woodside Equine Clinic in Ashland, Va. She also runs Grenager Equine Consulting and is an active board member of the International Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot and has a special interest in working toward the eradication of laminitis.

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