Researchers in Japan did a descriptive survey of the primary and secondary epidermal laminae of 35 Thoroughbred horses of all ages to characterize the variation of normal laminae in horses without laminitis.
It may be time to add insulin resistance to the list of major causes of laminitis. Recent research indicates impaired glucose uptake and postoperative conditions may weaken the hoof lamellae, which make horses more susceptible to this costly problem.
While Matthew Frederick and his wife, Susan Tierney Frederick, are convinced of the effectiveness and vital role that Permax has played in the recovery of horses they are treating for refractory laminitis, they are quick to point out that their treatment involves more than just the drug.
A heart-bar horseshoe is a common solution for when the condition calls for frog support, such as laminitis or quarter cracks. Texas farrier Tommy Boudreau demonstrates his process on a St. Croix Eventer.
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