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Laminitis Rehab: 'If the Corium is Happy, There's Hope'

April 19, 2013

One veterinarian describes what the corium can tell us about a laminitic horse's chances of recovery.... Read More

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Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

April 02, 2013

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems.... Read More

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Laminitis Risk Factors

March 26, 2013

What is the most important risk factor that make some horses more prone to laminitis than others?... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

March 19, 2013

Are founder and laminitis the same thing?... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

March 08, 2013

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline.... Read More

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Hoof Angles' Impact on Lameness Examined

March 06, 2013

Research shows that various angles of the outer and inner hoof are linked to different kinds of lameness.... Read More

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Navicular Bone Fragments' Effect on Lameness (AAEP 2012)

February 24, 2013

A team evaluated a possible association between distal border fragments of the navicular bone and lameness.... Read More

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Managing Penetrating Injuries in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 17, 2013

Penetrating injuries can have serious consequences for horses, but vets are well-versed in handling them.... Read More

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Progenitor Cells in Healthy and Laminitic Hooves (AAEP 2012)

February 16, 2013

Researchers recently evaluated adult progenitor cell characteristics from healthy and laminitic horse hooves.... Read More

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Handling Non-Weight Bearing Lameness in the Field (AAEP 2012)

February 08, 2013

Non-weight-bearing lameness is one of the most common emergencies practitioners manage in the field. ... Read More

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Metabolic Syndrome Dangerous for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2012)

February 05, 2013

Equine metabolic syndrome can put pregnant mares in an especially precarious in situation.... Read More

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Laminitis Research Group Still Recruiting Cases (AAEP 2012)

January 12, 2013

Owners of laminitic horses can speak with their veterinarian about registering to be included in the study.... Read More

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Hindgut Microflora of Laminitic, Nonlaminitic Horses Compared

January 05, 2013

Researchers found surprising differences between fecal microflora DNA of laminitic and nonlaminitic horses.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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Evaluation and Treatment of the Laminitic Horse

December 28, 2012

A thorough examination, an aggressive treatment plan, and owner commitment are needed to manage laminitis.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

December 27, 2012

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013.... Read More

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Stem Cell Therapy as a Potential Treatment for Laminitis

December 25, 2012

Stem cells therapy might offer practitioners an additional treatment option for the fight against laminitis.... Read More

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Laminitis Overview and Anatomy

December 24, 2012

It's important to have at least an understanding of the structures in play during a laminitic episode. ... Read More

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Laminitis Terminology: SIRS Rather Than Sepsis

December 21, 2012

A researcher says SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) is the term to use when discussing laminitis.... Read More

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Possible Causes of Laminitis

December 19, 2012

Endocrine disorders and black walnut extract exposure were a few of the causes researchers discussed.... Read More

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Managing Navicular Syndrome

December 18, 2012

Are there times I shouldn't work my young horse recently diagnosed with navicular syndrome? ... Read More

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The Obel Grading System for Describing Laminitis

December 16, 2012

The Obel Grading System is used to classify and understand laminitis progression in horses.... Read More

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Common Clinical Signs of Laminitis

December 15, 2012

Recognizing clinical signs early and seeking immediate veterinary care can improve treatment outcomes.... Read More

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Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI

December 14, 2012

MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse's hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. ... Read More