Danica Pollard, PhD student at the Royal Veterinary College, discusses laminitis and colic frequency and encourages owners to learn the signs on laminitis. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
Dr. Eleanor Kellon, a staff veterinary specialist for Uckele Health & Nutrition, discusses the risk of letting horses feed on the lush new growths of pasture. Hoof Nutrition Intelligence is brought to you by W.F. Young Co. (Absorbine).
Multiple Endocrinopathies Contribute to Specific Type of Laminitis, Study Finds
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.
The new drug designed to treat hyperinsulinemia, velagliflozin from Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH, has proven effective in reducing post-meal insulin levels, according to a recent study conducted by Queensland University of Technology. The new drug targets the overproduction of insulin in response to glucose and excretes excess glucose in the urine.
In a study conducted by the University of Minnesota, funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, researchers discovered a possible link between environmental factors and horses developing equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). The main factor they discovered was endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC).
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.
Watch International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame member Roy Bloom of Drummond, Wis., as he forges the winning shoe during the Vern Hornquist Memorial Class at the 2019 American Farrier’s Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla. Bloom forged a 10 1/4” x 3/8” x 1” shoe from a 4 1/2” x 5” piece of aluminum bar stock. The toe must be 3/16” and the heel must be 1/2”. It also must fit six #4 city head nails.
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