New research conducted by the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with Rossdales Equine Hospital reveals that 1 in 10 horses or ponies might develop at least one laminitic episode each year. This occurrence makes laminitis just as common as colic. And just as colic can happen during any season, the study has identified that there is no “safe” period from laminitis, as reported by Phys.org.
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.
Catherine Whitehouse, equine nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research, discusses a recent study that looked at a specific hormone that might help unlock the insulin-laminitis mystery. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
As the weather changes, there are a few things to keep in mind when adjusting a horse to different seasons. Besides cooler weather, autumn and winter also bring an increased risk of laminitis. However, you can help your clients prepare with these tips from Ice Horse.
During this live webinar event, Dr. James Orsini, Director of the Laminitis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, presented the latest research and practical approaches to dealing with laminitis — equine's most dreaded disease. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
Florida farrier Sandy Johnson talks about footing considerations, including the effects of extreme weather on arena footing and how to address problems competing horses can experience at the 2018 World Equestrian Games.
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