North Carolina State University scientists estimated the prevalence of obesity among high-level, competitive, hunter show ponies; and looked for an association between obesity and success during “in-hand” “model” classes that only include conformation and appearance as performance elements.
Much of the country is celebrating the arrival of spring, but let’s face it — it’s mud season. As the paddocks and pastures languish into a soupy mess, you can almost hear the revelry of the bacterial jamboree that is the horse’s hoof.
Corticosteroid joint injection treatments have been anecdotally linked to laminitis for years. Authors from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Texas A&M University examined 237 studies obtained from a literature search to evaluate the strength of evidence purported to link corticosteroid joint injections and laminitis.
High insulin levels in the blood, called hyperinsulinemia, is commonly associated with endocrine-related laminitis. Australian researchers recently published a case series describing the use of a new drug, ertugliflozin, to treat hyperinsulinemia and the laminitis that often accompanies it.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a report in April 2000 on the frequency and effect of equine lameness. The data for the report was collated over a 2-year (1997-1999) period, monitored and in collaboration with more than 28 states.
A collaborative effort between veterinarians in the United States and Australia explored the use of a T-shaped compression plate normally used for fracture repair to rigidly attach the coffin bone to the hoof wall, with the idea of using this approach to treat severe acute laminitis.
How do you utilize your knowledge of functional anatomy while trimming and shoeing? Janssen Veterinary Clinic in Sheridan, Ind., is hosting the first of a miniseries roundtable discussions on functional anatomy March 3. Read More
Rennie’s Horseshoeing is hosting a farrier, veterinarian, trainer and horse owner clinic April 8, 2022, at Hampton Inn and Montana Equine in Billings, Mont. The clinician is Travis Burns, FWCF, CJF (TE, EE), APF-I. Read More
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