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Laminitis Shares Human Cell Dysfunction, Research Shows

In a recent study, researchers Lynn Cassimeris, Julie Engiles and Hannah Galantino-Homer found a similar reaction on the cellular level between humans and horses with endocrinopathies, as published in the journal BMC Veterinary Research. While humans don’t have lamellar cells as horses do, both have animal cells containing endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Metabolic issues arise when the ER is stressed in both humans and horses.
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Obese Horses Are the New Normal, U.K. Vets Say

In the United Kingdom, half of the horses are overweight, according to The Telegraph. Leading equine vets have warned that owners have forgotten how to keep their horses healthy, resulting in the gravest threat to horses — obesity, a condition which can lead to other dangerous medical issues, such as laminitis. Hundreds of horses are being euthanized because of laminitis each year, according to experts from the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).
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Why Poor Hoof Condition May Be a Result of Gastric Ulcers

Stomach ulcers in horses are a major health epidemic in the equine world and may be preventable or more easily treatable. More than 52% of horses of all breeds from 1 to 24 years old had gastric ulcers during a recent gastro-endoscopic study (Murray et al.). The Equine Gastric Ulcer Council found that gastric ulcers were present in 80-90% of competitive horses in training.
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