Lamenesses

Discover protocols, advice and other valuable information on how to handle soft tissue injuries, laminitis, caudal heel pain or any other lamenesses that farriers face on a day-in, day-out basis.

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Research Journal: May/June 2020

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Led by a scientist at Michigan State University, a team of researchers evaluated the effects of a dietary supplement containing resveratrol and the amino acid leucine on insulin dysregulation in horses with equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). Fifteen horses with naturally occurring EMS were treated for 6 weeks with weight, body condition and several metabolic factors, including insulin levels, measured following an oral sugar test both before and after treatment with the supplement.
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Bandaging Bowed Tendons

A systematic review of literature was conducted to examine the evidence for bandaging horses with acute superficial digital flexor tendonitis compared to rest alone to promote healing.
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Research Journal: April 2020

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Researchers in Great Britain used a web-based questionnaire in a prospective study designed to investigate factors associated with the occurrence of laminitis. Over a 2-year period, almost 7,000 questionnaires were obtained from owners reporting on 123 episodes of laminitis in about 1,100 horses and ponies. Most (93) of the animals only had one incident of laminitis while 19 animals has multiple episodes.
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Researchers Study Fetlock Injuries and Solar Angle

Veterinarians in Melbourne, Australia, examined the relationship between fetlock injury identified by increased radiopharmaceutical uptake on nuclear scintigraphic (bone scan) images of the palmar/plantar regions of the distal condyles of the cannon bones and the solar angles of the hooves of Thoroughbred racehorses in training.
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Creating Lameness for Inflammation Study

Heart-bar horseshoes that incorporate an adjustable pressure screw are used as a reversible model of hoof pain for experimental studies of anti-inflammatory medications. In this trial, researchers applied heart-bar shoes to five mares. They measured three biochemical markers for inflammation in the bloodstream, as well as dorsal coronary band temperature, before and after the shoes were adjusted to create a Grade 4 lameness (obvious at a walk, AAEP scale 0-5) to determine the role inflammation plays in this model of hoof pain.
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Research Journal: March 2020

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Creating Lameness for Inflammation Study Heart-bar shoes that incorporate an adjustable pressure screw are used as a reversible model of hoof pain for experimental studies of anti-inflammatory medications. In this trial, researchers applied heart-bar shoes to five mares.
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Cryotherapy and Lame Horses

Researchers examine cryotherapy’s analgesic effects with study of horses with induced lameness
Standing a horse in a cold creek was an old horseman’s remedy. Times have changed since this early iteration of cryotherapy, as today we have advanced products to provide the same treatment in clinical and field settings through more controlled and effective processes.
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Joint Practitioner Educational Clinics: Win-Win for Clients and Their Horses

Case discussion builds camaraderie and helps reinforce professional boundaries
One Friday a month, 30 farriers in western Pennsylvania gather at Allegheny Equine Practice. At least one, often two, lame horses are awaiting them. A veterinarian performs a lameness exam and explains the steps involved. The horses are blocked and radiographs are taken.
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2016 International Hoof-Care Summit

Take a sneak peek into a sampling of what 2016 International Hoof-Care Summit attendees experienced at our 13th annual event.

EVENTS

Live Sponsored Event

Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital Clinic

3/10/18
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital
4813 Arbor Hill Rd.
Canton, GA
United States
Contact: GVH
Georgia Equine Veterinary Hospital is hosting a clinic in Canton. Read More

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ESP First Annual Podiatry Clinic and Seminar

3/16/19
The Wanderers Country Club
1900 Aero Club Dr
Wellington, FL
United States
Contact: Dave Gilliam
Equine Soundness Professionals is hosting its first annual podiatry clinic and seminar in Wellington. Read More

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Clinic day for farriers and veterinarians

2/15/20
University of Montreal
3200 rue Sicotte Saint-Hyacinthe
Canada
The faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Montreal will host a clinic day for farriers at veterinaries. The clinician is Dr. Steve O'Grady. Read More

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