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Guarding Against Springtime Laminitis

Educating clients and being vigilant for early warning signs can head off this potentially deadly malady
Bright green grass is one of the signs of spring, but all that green is also a red flag for hoof-care professionals. It means it’s time to remind your clients of an increased danger of certain forms of laminitis, as well as keeping an eye peeled for the early warning signs of the disease.
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Briefings: November 2016

Acupuncture Does Not Modulate Palmar Heel Pain Many owners of horses with palmar heel pain explore a number of ways to relieve the discomfort, including acupuncture. Research from the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine and published in The Canadian Veterinary Journal finds that acupuncture appears to relieve the pain in some, but not all horses.
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Research Journal: July/August 2016

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Conference Short Highlights The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recently published several abstracts of their annual meeting related to two endocrine disorders:
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Careful Consideration Necessary When Feeding A Horse With Cushing's Disease

Feeding horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also called Cushing’s disease, can sometimes be difficult because these horses are often older, overweight or underweight, and may have insulin resistance, with or without recurrent laminitis. To make the best nutritional recommendations for horses with PPID, nutritionists must first consider whether the horse needs to lose or gain weight and whether insulin resistance is present.
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