FAEP 2008 Symposium

April 01, 2009

Laminitis, corneal ulcers, and R. equi were among the topics veterinarians and researchers discussed at a conference in the Caribbean.

Thirteen presenters took to the podium, covering lameness, reproduction, and medicine... Read More


Foot Casts for Acute Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

April 01, 2009

There are many ways to support a laminitic horse's foot; one common European method is to use plaster of paris foot casts.... Read More


Causes of Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

April 01, 2009

Progression of obesity and insulin resistance exacerbates laminitis risk. As a horse gets fatter, insulin sensitivity decreases. Insulin resistance worsens with chronic obesity, making a horse more susceptible to laminitis and less tolerant ... Read More


Supporting Limb Laminitis (AAEP 2008)

March 30, 2009

Supporting (also called contralateral) limb laminitis strikes a previously healthy hoof when it bears excessive weight for long periods because the other front or hind foot is extremely painful (such as from a fracture, surgery, severe infection, etc... Read More


Laminitis: Cryotherapy Treatment in the Real World

March 27, 2009

From a layman's perspective, cryotherapy (use of cold for treatment) for horses at risk of or just beginning the acute phase of laminitis just makes sense. The laminae are inflamed, the hooves are hot to the touch, so let's cool them down and... Read More


Acute Laminitis: Are Drugs Effective? (AAEP 2008)

March 18, 2009

In general, controlled studies do not exist regarding the efficacy of various treatments for laminitis, and some therapies have additional risks beyond their failure to improve the situation. ... Read More


Laminitis Research

March 17, 2009

Experts discussed the causes, treatments, detection, and prevention of laminitis at the 2008 AAEP Convention.... Read More


Penn Vet Adds Pollitt as Research Director for Laminitis Institute

February 20, 2009

In recent months progress has been made in building the foundation for the fight against laminitis, with the addition of Professor Christopher Pollitt, BVSc, PhD, a world-renowned laminitis researcher, as research director for the Laminitis... Read More


AAEP 2007 Convention Complete Coverage

February 12, 2009

A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More


Australian Brumby Research Could Apply to Laminitis

January 06, 2009

The Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Sciences is conducting an array of research projects involving horses in a free-roaming environment.

Australia has more than 500,000 feral horses,... Read More


Ohio State Laminitis Researcher Receives $82,000 Grant

January 05, 2009

The new study, "Effect of Digital Hypothermia on Inflammatory Injury in Laminitis," is a two-year project funded by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities' Barbaro Memorial Fund, established in memory of the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner... Read More


Teff Hay for Foundered Horses: A Good Fit?

December 22, 2008

In California, teff is being called the "perfect grass for foundered horses." But is teff hay always safe for horses that are intolerant of high-sugar forage? Teff grass (Eragrostis teff) is a new type of grass being introduced around the... Read More


Laminitis Research Donors Honored at AAEP

December 11, 2008

Philanthropists John K. and Marianne Castle have been named the 2008 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes contributions made to equine veterinary... Read More


Barbaro Fund Supports Reseach Projects

December 08, 2008

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that its subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has disbursed $90,801 in support of one new and two continuing equine medical research projects.

The disbursements were made from the NTRA... Read More


Forage Options for Special Needs Horses

November 08, 2008

Horses are often fed diets that also contain high levels of grains and supplements to maximise growth or productivity. Katie Young, PhD, consulting equine nutritionist for Purina Mills, presented information on forage options for horses with commonly... Read More


Laminitis Seminar Offered on West Coast

October 17, 2008

The first Laminitis West Seminar--an expansion of the International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot held in West Palm Beach, Fla., every other year--will be held Nov. 1 at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, Calif... Read More


Penn State University Teams Up with Farriers for Laminitis Event

October 02, 2008

Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association hosted an educational event Sept. 13 for farriers, veterinarians, and horse owners alike. More than 50 peoples from four states attended the event.

Esco Buff, PhD,... Read More


ACVIM Conference Highlights

October 01, 2008

Among the hot topics this year were nutritional supplements, infectious disease, and metabolism problems.

What do nutritional supplements, infectious diseases, and snake bites have in common? All were considered "hot... Read More


Autumn Challenges for Cushing's Diagnosis, Management

September 27, 2008

Owners of older horses that exhibit any of the classic signs of Cushing's during the fall months work with their veterinarians to determine whether they should test or treat horses until diagnoses can be confirmed.... Read More


Ohio State Vet Honored for Laminitis Research

September 23, 2008

James Belknap, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine surgery in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The Ohio State University, has been awarded the annual Equine Veterinary Journal Open Award for 2007 for... Read More


Lessons from Barbaro

August 15, 2008

During the 2007 AAEP Convention, Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, discussed medically attending Barbaro.... Read More


Foot Lameness in Horses

August 15, 2008

Equine authorities at the 2007 AAEP Convention discussed multiple topics relating to lameness in horses.... Read More


Obesity: Big-Boned Beastie

August 01, 2008

Obese horses should be taken off pasture, except for very short (30-minute) turnout periods two or three times a day for exercise, and a grazing muzzle should be used at these times.... Read More

Article Announces Four New Electronic Newsletters

July 29, 2008 announces the addition of four new monthly electronic newsletters. These e-newsletters will contain articles, news, video links, tips, and links to downloadable information specific to the topics of nutrition, lameness/laminitis,... Read More


Laminitis, PPID: The Science of Seasons Behind Them

July 20, 2008

Research groups reported their findings of the impact of seasonal variations for pituitary glad dysfunction.... Read More