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East Meets West: Adding Acupuncture To Traditional Laminitis Treatments May Help

Acupuncture used in conjunction with traditional modalities may improve results on laminitic equines, a new study shows. A painful disease of the hoof, laminitis causes the laminae that connect the interior structure of the hoof and the hoof wall to die, and potentially cause the hoof capsule to detach. Dr. Kevin May, of El Cajon […]

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Painful Parody: Plethora Of Other Issues Can Mimic Colic Symptoms

The signs of colic are well-known to many horse owners: abdominal discomfort shown by pawing, kicking at the belly, repeatedly rolling, sweating and increased heart and respiration rate. While these symptoms are all rightfully red flags, they are not only signs of abdominal distress; they may also be signs of pain in almost any other […]

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Human Meds May Offer Help To Laminitic Horses

A study team from Lehigh University and New Bolton Center has found a link between cellular stress in laminitis cases and several human illnesses, potentially offering new drug treatments for the disease. In affected horses, the lamellar tissue, which connects the hoof wall to the tissues in the foot, pulls away from the wall and […]

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Laminitis May Be As Common As Colic, Research Shows

While many horse owners are aware of the laminitis risk for horses in spring and fall, new research suggests that laminitis is a year-round threat. Laminitic episodes occur in 10 percent of horses a year and less than one-quarter of affected horses show the rocked-back stance typically associated with the disease. Britain’s Animal Health Trust […]

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