Albert Kane

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

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Research Journal April 2021

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

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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Do Joint Injections Cause Laminitis?

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Triamcinolone (Vetalog) is one of the most common corticosteroids used for joint injections in performance horses. Although there is little hard evidence to support the concern, it has also been implicated as causing laminitis as an unfortunate side effect.
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Research Journal: December 2020

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Horseshoes and Heel Contraction Although there is little hard evidence to support the belief, horseshoes have long been implicated as a cause of contracted heels in horses. For this reason, researchers in Poland conducted a cross-sectional survey measuring the frogs of 114 horses in 22 stables and compared the results between shod and unshod horses.
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Research Journal: September/October 2020

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Hoof Loading During Laminitis A study by researchers from the Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, examined hoof loading in laminitic horses compared with normal controls. Fifty-four horses were divided into three groups:
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