The Fight to Conquer Laminitis (Laminitis West 2010 Conference Report)
- By Tracy Gantz
- Dec 14, 2010
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.
- Laminitis Research Project Inclusion Criteria Expanded
- Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID), Sept. 18
- Researchers Seeking Horse Owner Help in Laminitis Study
- Working to Understand Equine Laminitis
- Cryotherapy for Laminitis Prevention after Lameness Onset
- New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Top Medicine Studies of 2011 (AAEP 2011)
- Seasonal Effects on Texas Cushing's Test Results (AAEP 2011)
- Support Strategies in Chronic Laminitis Cases