Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation (GJCRF) has announced funding for 25 scientific research projects. Of the projects, 15 are new, while 10 are continuing projects, though all focus on equine veterinary research.
Incidence of Laminitis in Great Britain
Population survey studies of laminitis are rarely reported in the literature compared to papers that investigate the underlying pathology of the diseases and how to treat it.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s board of directors has approved a 2019 budget of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects, nine continuing projects and three career development awards. This is the fifth consecutive year that more than $1 million has been approved.
Less than 2 decades ago, it was thought that all laminitis cases were the same regardless of the cause. Research since has proven that there are key differences in the mechanisms that lead to laminitis in different situations and that there are basically three major forms…
Researchers have been focusing on certain factors that contribute to endocrinopathic laminitis (EL). As it turns out, horses and ponies that have more than one endocrinopathy occurring at the same time may create the perfect environment for more severe lamenesses.
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.
Farriery requires knowledge and skills to provide proper equine hoof care. In this series, sponsored by VICTORY, American Farriers Journal visits Heartland Horseshoeing School in Lamar, Mo. In this edition, Chris Gregory discussed his journey to becoming an educator, his focus in teaching farrier students and the state of farrier education.
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