Diseases

Research Journal: December 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Risk Factors For Laminitis

A landmark national study organized by the American Association of Equine Practitioners was conducted to identify factors associated with the development of pasture- and endocrine- (hormone) associated laminitis in North America.

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How To Identify And Treat Thrush

This article provides an overview of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of thrush
Thrush is a degenerative condition of the central and lateral sulci of the frog generally caused by a bacterial infection. The disease begins when bacteria penetrate the outer horn or epidermis of the frog and is characterized by deterioration of the frog and the presence of black necrotic exudate with a foul odor.
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Halting Laminitis

Prevention And Management Strategies For Acute And Chronic Laminitis

Laminitis likely can’t be cured by the time the intricate structures of the hoof degrade, it’s impossible to reverse the damage. That means that prevention, early detection and stopping progression of the disease are critical.


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Briefings: December 2018

The relationship between veterinarians and farriers is a common topic of conversation in both camps. While efforts have been made to bridge gaps between the two, there’s one area that farriers have some room to improve upon, says a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame.


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