Albert Kane

Albert J. Kane, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D.

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Research Journal: July/August 2021

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  • Hoof Kinetics of Laminitic Horses
  • Image Measurement Software Validated
  • Effects of Hoof Trimming on Gait
  • Horseshoes and Traction on Concrete

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Research Journal May/June 2021

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  • Study of Coffin Bone and Hoof Capsule Relationship
  • Lameness in Western Horses
  • Honey for Healing Skin Wounds
  • Nerve Blocks Don’t Affect Movement

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Research Journal April 2021

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Although not a new disease, coronary band dystrophy (CBD) as described by Dr. Steve O’Grady at the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners is a relatively unheard of condition. This case series presented the clinical findings and treatment of 18 warmblood or warmblood cross cases of CBD characterized by severe hyperkeratosis of the coronary bands on all four feet.


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Research Journal: March 2021

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Laminitis is the Most Common Reason for Horse Euthanasia

 

A 2-year prospective survey examined  the rate of euthanasia and factors associated with euthanasia among  1,070 horses and ponies in Great Britain. This analysis was part of a  larger study of laminitis that enrolled owners of healthy animals who  responded via a web-based survey. Most respondents owned one to three  animals for an average of about 7 years. Native pony breeds were most  common and while most owners (60%) reported their animals were in ideal  body condition, a third of the animals enrolled had a previous history  of laminitis.


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