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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Bal A Bali, First Weanlings Of 2019

It takes an incredible horse to become a multiple Grade 1 winner, and it takes one with an iron constitution to survive a bout of laminitis. The fact that Bal a Bali did the former after surviving the latter makes him practically one-of-a-kind. In this edition of In The Stud, Jak Knelman of Calumet Farm […]

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Grade 1 Winner Delta Prince Euthanized At Age Six

Grade 1 winner Delta Prince, an Adena Springs homebred, was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital on Friday, Oct. 25, following complications associated with laminitis and renal failure subsequent to an incident of colic. Set to join the Adena Springs Kentucky stallion roster for 2020, Delta Prince enjoyed a stellar racing career, earning $1,174,170 […]

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New Stall Assists Neurologic Equines At Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

An updated and expanded neurologic stall has been gifted to the Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC) in memory of a beloved patient of the center. Just Java, owned by Karen Jones Squires and James Squires, succumbed to laminitis in 2015. The stall has been named the “Just Java” Neurologic Stall. The new stall […]

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Iron And Insulin Issues In Equines: Is There A Correlation?

Horses that produce too much insulin, called hyperinsulinemia, are at risk for Cushing’s disease and other metabolic disorders, which can lead to laminitis. In humans, laboratory animals and zoo animals, elevated iron levels in blood have been shown to be related to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Drs. Eleanor Kellon and Kathleen Gustafson, both […]

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Ongoing Research On Equine Microbiome Expected To Assist In Laminitis Prevention

Ashley Ward, a British PhD student, is beginning a project to help determine if biomarkers can help identify horses that are at risk for pasture-associated laminitis. Working with Drs. Philippa Morrison and Caroline Argo, the project will run over three and a half years and will building on existing work on the equine gut microbiome. […]

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2018 Arkansas Derby Winner Magnum Moon Loses Battle To Laminitis

Multiple graded stakes winner Magnum Moon was euthanized on Friday,; Oct. 4, at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Hospital in Elmont, N.Y., after over a yearlong battle with laminitis. After sustaining a career-ending injury during a morning workout in June 2018 at Belmont Park, Magnum Moon was under the professional care of the veterinarians at […]

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Getting Under Their Skin: Transdermal CO2 May Help Treat Laminitis

Laminitis is a debilitating and life-threatening condition that can be brought on by a range of things, including endocrine disorders, a retained placenta in mares, overindulging in feed, complications from illness and being worked for an extended period of time on hard ground. The subject of much research, new studies have shown that carbon dioxide […]

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New Mexico-Bred Legend Peppers Pride Dies Of Laminitis At 16

Peppers Pride, the New Mexico-bred mare who gained national attention going undefeated in 19 career starts, was euthanized Sept. 19 due to complications from laminitis, BloodHorse reports. The 16-year-old resided at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where she most recently delivered a California Chrome filly on Feb. 10. The daughter of Desert God raced […]

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Fall Frost And Horse Health

As cooler weather comes on, horse health concerns can shift from heat-impact issues to handling the cold. Before wintry weather really sets in, horse owners must contend with frost and what that can mean for a horse’s health. Pastures with frost on them have higher amounts of nonstructural carbohydrates, which can increase the risk for […]

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Study: Is There A Link Between Cresty Necks And Insulin Dysregulation?

A horse has a “cresty” neck when there are significant fat deposits along the nuchal ligament. Recent research shows that these fat deposits are a better predictor of insulin dysregulation than general obesity in horses. Australian researchers Danielle Fitzgerald, Martin Sillence, Melody de Laat and Stephen Anderson used 26 ponies to determine if there were […]

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