Recent News for Hoof Problems

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Lameness in the Racehorse Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 05, 2011

Attendees discussed hoof lameness, club feet, track surface's effect on lameness, back and neck pain, and EPM.... Read More

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Treating Laminitis with Acupuncture

December 05, 2011

One researcher says accupuncture's pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects can help laminitic horses.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

December 03, 2011

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed.... Read More

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Foot Type and Laminitis Incidence in Feral Horses

December 01, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, feral horses are not exempt from developing laminitis.... Read More

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Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

November 30, 2011

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged.... Read More

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AAEP Foundation Announces Laminitis Research Campaign

November 29, 2011

The first of multiple studies in the laminitis research campaign is already under way at Texas A&M.... Read More

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Low-Dose Corticosteroids for Treating Acute Laminitis

November 28, 2011

Corticosteroids' benefits (when used appropriately, in low doses) should outweigh the risks.... Read More

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Chronic Laminitis: Understanding Lameness and Low-Dose Bute

November 26, 2011

David Hood, DVM, PhD, discussed effective methods for pinpointing laminitis pain and NSAIDs to control it.... Read More

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Laminitis Treatment with Stem Cells

November 24, 2011

While related studies are scarce, some are reporting success using stem cells to treat chronic laminitis.... Read More

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Cryotherapy Methods to Treat Laminitis

November 22, 2011

Cryotherapy is known to have anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, both of which help affected horses.... Read More

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Assessing Lameness Severity in Horses with Chronic Laminitis

November 20, 2011

The use of force plate-based technology could quantify lameness severity in chronically laminitic horses.... Read More

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Equine Lameness and Podiatry Lecture Scheduled for Nov. 12

October 31, 2011

Equine lameness exams, regenerative medicine, podiatry advancements, and case studies will be discussed.... Read More

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Researchers Review Treatment and Outcome of Canker in Horses

October 27, 2011

The rare hoof ailment canker can cause lasting problems in horses, and can even be fatal.... Read More

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Expanded Poster Session Added to Laminitis Conference

October 14, 2011

The International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot features an expanded poster session.... Read More

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Palmar Angles' Effect on Laminitic Horse Hooves

September 24, 2011

Increasing the palmar angle could increase the amount of pressure on dorsal laminae rather than decreasing it.... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Changes in Pregnant Mares

September 19, 2011

Researchers recently set out to examine how pregnancy impacts insulin sensitivity and glucose levels.... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred Beautiful Pleasure Dies

September 03, 2011

The 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner was euthanized after a battle with equine laminitis.... Read More

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Therapeutic Shoeing Part 1: Foot Fundamentals

September 01, 2011

Addressing the anatomy, conformation, and biomechanical principles of the equine foot.... Read More

Supporting limb laminitis was a secondary complication of Barbaro's catastrophic orthopedic injury, but the complications and pain from laminitis led to the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's euthanasia.

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Supporting Limb Laminitis: Prevention is the Best Treatment

August 15, 2011

Supporting limb laminitis is a sometimes fatal condition that develops as the result of another injury.... Read More

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The Impact of Navicular Bone Shape and Fragments in Horses

August 11, 2011

Navicular bone shape and fragments found near it could help veterinarians better understand navicular disease.... Read More

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Researchers Examine Link Between Obesity, Laminitis, and EMS

July 27, 2011

Is inflammation involved in chronic laminitis development in horses with equine metabolic syndrome? ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More

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Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 01, 2011

Pasture-associated laminitis can have a sneaky, slow onset. Owners often just assume their horses are "off." ... Read More

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Lameness and Laminitis Seminar Scheduled for June 24

June 23, 2011

The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center will offer a "Lameness and Laminitis Symposium" on... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

June 03, 2011

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More