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.
Shear forces between the hoof and the ground surface affect hoof kinetics and kinematics, as well as the development of injury to the lower limb. Researchers at the University of California, Davis and the University of Kentucky measured shear ground reaction forces on 12 show jumping arena surfaces and examined the impact of surface material type, as well as management and environmental conditions on those forces.
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
The High Plains Farrier Association will conduct a horseshoeing demonstration and roundtable discussions Jan. 31, 2023, at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Jake Stonefield, CJF; Allan Voeller, CJF, APF-I; Amanda Marohl; and Mark Jakopak will be among the farriers conducting demonstrations.
Northeast Farrier Supply and the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners will hold an “Excellence Through Education Clinic” on May 20, 2023, in Winstead, Conn. The clinician is Jenny Hagen, DVM, PhD, CF.
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