laminitis

For Veterinarians, A Good Farrier Can Be One Of Their Biggest Assets

An astute horse person can spot a good farrier from a mile away, and for veterinarian Bo Brock, DVM, when he saw Randy Bradshaw across a crowded barn isle at a client’s farm in Lamesa, Texas, he knew in a matter of seconds he was a skilled and seasoned blacksmith. For a veterinarian, having a […]

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Iron Horse Challenge: Visit Spendthrift Farm, ‘Help A Horse’

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Spendthrift Farm announced today that Spendthrift will sponsor The Iron Horse Challenge on April 26, 2018, which is known as National Help a Horse Day. Spendthrift will offer 50 tickets for $25 each for fans to visit the farm on April 26 and meet three-time grade 1 winner Lord Nelson, who recovered from […]

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Colic: Better Options, Better Outcomes

Although many colic cases are mild in nature, others can imperil your horse’s life and career and can require surgery. Today, because of advancements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of colic, the chances of survival and return to normal activity following colic surgery have never been better. Colic signs should always be taken […]

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First Mares In Foal For Lord Nelson After Recovery From Laminitis

Three-time Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson will stand his first season at stud this year after a lengthy battle with laminitis. Spendthrift Farm announced on Monday that the chestnut son of Pulpit had gotten his first two mares in foal. “It’s very gratifying to see this horse clear yet another hurdle—he’s really a remarkable animal,” […]

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The Real Reason To Feed Hay Before Grain

While the majority of barn owners have fed hay before grain for ages, many can’t tell you exactly why they continue on that management path—except that that’s what they’ve always done. While the ideal situation would be for horses to have access to forage 24/7, so hay would always be fed before grain, this type […]

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Some Like It Cold: Using Cryotherapy To Avoid Laminitis In Horses

A sudden increase in carbohydrates—either by accidentally ingesting large amounts of concentrates or overindulging in lush pastures—can contribute to the onset of laminitis. As such, horse owners go out of their way to limit carbohydrates. Other causes of laminitis can’t be avoided as easily. Take, for example, supporting-limb laminitis that occurs following an injury in one limb. “The nutritional […]

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Australia: Popular Runner Miss Vista Euthanized

Popular Australian runner Miss Vista, who attracted a large following of fans due to her flashy markings, was euthanized Monday morning due to “irreparable issues with her feet”. As Racing.com reported, the news was first posted on the 5-year-old mare’s Facebook page. The daughter of Show A Heart was a talented sprinter, and had won four of […]

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Thorough Exams Key To Laminitis Care

Laminitis is a painful hoof condition where the laminae inside the hoof capsule becomes inflamed or injured. The laminae are soft tissue structures that hold the coffin bone in place with in the hoof capsule. While many equine laminitis cases are obvious, with hooves that are hot to touch, a rapid digital pulse and the […]

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Does Knowledge Of Laminitis Affect Decisions Regarding Equine Health?

A new study will investigate how a horse owners’ understanding of laminitis affects their horse-care decisions. It is hoped that learning more on this topic will help determine the most effective ways to convey evidence-based science to horse owners, therefore improving equine welfare. A painful condition that affects the hoof, laminitis requires ongoing treatment and […]

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Video Of Horse Fitted With Prosthetic Limb Causes Outrage From Veterinarians

Members of the equine health community, including Karen Coumbe, a veterinarian often used as an expert resource by Horse and Hound said she was “horrified” to see footage that was circulated online showing a horse who had been fitted with a prosthetic limb struggling to walk. The clip was from a veterinary clinic in Columbia. […]

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