barbaro laminitis

When Laminitis Strikes, What’s Your First Line Of Defense?

The most important time to take action against laminitis is when a horse shows early signs or a high-risk event occurs that might trigger laminitis. Triggers for laminitis range from exposure to black walnuts to injury to physiological disruption from colic, high fever, retained placenta, or carbohydrate overload. In essence, anything that causes a horse […]

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Remembering Barbaro: ‘Grief Is The Price We Pay For Love’

“I think in the end, his will to survive became the backbone of his popularity,” wrote jockey Edgar Prado in My Guy Barbaro: A Jockey’s Journey Through Love, Triumph and Heartbreak with America’s Favorite Horse. “The worst imaginable obstacles had been thrown in his path, but he refused to give in. People could find inspiration […]

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Equine Advocate Alex Brown Re-Launches Blog

Alex Brown, who became well-known in the horse world through his blog and book, Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, which chronicled 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro’s attempted recovery from injuries sustained in the Preakness Stakes, announced this week that he is re-launching his popular blog, The new blog will be published under […]

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Barbaro, Secretariat Remembered on Laminitis Memorial Wall

Ponies like Flash and Casey are right up there with Secretariat and Barbaro. Beloved trail and amateur show horses Little Dixie, Chief, and Midnight are not far behind. The Animal Health Foundation (AHF), a US charity dedicated exclusively to funding laminitis research, has set a new goal: to make sure that no horse with laminitis […]

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