laminitis

Potentially Deadly: Acorn Toxicity In Horses

A 2015 study from England followed nine horses over a nine-year period that were suspected of becoming ill after eating acorns. Five of the horses presented with shock and bloody diarrhea—all five of those horses either died or were euthanized. The other four horses had colic and diarrhea; three of those survived and the fourth […]

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Feeding Forage To Horses On Stall Rest

Managing a horse on stall rest is no easy task; most horses are accustomed to at least some turnout, so to confine them—while keeping them sane and happy—can be difficult. While it can be tempting to offer confined horses an unlimited amount of hay to occupy their time, this may not be suitable for horses […]

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Five Management Strategies To Help A Horse Live Longer

The way a horse is managed throughout his life has a direct impact on how long he lives. With proper care that includes disease prevention, parasite control, routine dental care and others, a horse has a good chance of living well into his twenties or even longer, reports EQUUS. Poor mobility, founder, and the inability […]

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Painful Hooves In Cold Weather? This May Be Why

Most horse owners and caretakers are familiar with the very identifiable stance a Cushings horse will adopt in an effort to decrease the amount of pressure on his painful feet. What is not as familiar to many equine enthusiasts is the foot pain laminitic horse can experience based solely on winter weather. Horses with foot […]

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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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