laminitis

Laminitis Treatment Successful in Early Testing

According to a report by the Equine Chronicle, initial trials for an injectible treatment for acute laminitis could be bringing science one step closer to treating the crippling, and often fatal, disease. Charles Owen, founder of manufacturer Willowcroft Pharmacy, said that the drug operates by inhibiting the inflammatory cascade that causes the destruction of the […]

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Laminitis Battle: Veterinarians Making Progress in Fighting Disease

Laminitis is a dreaded diagnosis for any horse owner to hear. The disease, which often results as a complication from another injury or illness, can often be fatal. Great progress has been made in the past five or six years, however, in fighting the disease, according to an article in the Daily Racing Form. Research […]

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Does stem cell therapy hold the key to finding laminitis cure?

Is it possible that stem cell therapy holds the key to finding a cure to laminitis, a disease that has taken so many of horse racing’s stars? No one would make that kind of bold claim unequivocally but two veterinarians, Raul Bras from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and John Peroni of the University of […]

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UC Davis: Experimental drug offers hope in laminitis fight

Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have announced plans to conduct the first clinical trial of an experimental drug that has shown promise in treating horses stricken with laminitis. The drug, an anti-inflammatory known as t-TUCB, was discovered by entomologists doing research on biological insect control. Four horses suffering from […]

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UPDATED: ‘Nightmare scenario’; Paynter develops laminitis

UPDATED TUESDAY, 8:45 p.m. EDT: (From Ahmed Zayat @jazz3162 on Twitter: “Here is what we are trying to do to help Paynter fight his battle. It will take a miracle but he is a fighter. Paynter had mild signs of foot pain today and mild radiographic changes. We flew in Dr. Bryan Fraley, an affiliate […]

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Sherriff’s Deputy, dam of Horse of the Year Curlin, dies

Sherriff’s Deputy, the dam of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, had to be euthanized recently at her home of Fares Farm in Lexington, KY due to complications with Laminitis. She was 18. By leading broodmare sire Deputy Minister, Sherriff’s Deputy was the dam of seven foals to race – none more notable than Curlin. […]

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Top sire Shinko King succumbs to laminitis

Shinko King, one of the leading sires in both Japan and New Zealand, has died after a lengthy battle with laminitis. The 21-year-old stallion by Fairy King had been battling the disease for several years.

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Laminitis linked to endocrine disease more common than once thought

According to one group of researchers, laminitis – long known as a condition in horses that can result from carbohydrate overload – might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed. “Despite gastrointestinal and inflammatory forms of laminitis being the focus of laminitis research to date, there is evidence from a […]

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U of KY home to unique equine research lab

The University of Kentucky (UK) is home to a unique research unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Some 25 scientists are conducting forage-based research projects that encompass issues of equine health, nutrition, and reproductions, as well as related plant and soil sciences, according to a report in The Horse. Some promising research areas […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

The late Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham used to say that “horses are like strawberries, they can go bad on you overnight.” One only needs to look at the casualties on this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby and the Triple Crown itself to see what the Bald Eagle was talking about. We had […]

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