Benefits And Challenges To Cryotherapy For Laminitic Horses

Laminitis remains a common and devastating condition that frequently results in long-term incapacitation, recurrence of disease, and even loss of life. While laminitis can’t always be predicted or avoided, sepsis-related laminitis secondary to colic, colitis, or uterine infections, for example, may be avoided with cryotherapy. “Cryotherapy involves the controlled cooling of a horse’s hooves using either ice water or […]

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United Kingdom Suspends Sale Of Injectable Flunixin Due To Safety Concern

The United Kingdom has suspended all sales of the injectable forms of flunixin, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in horses, as well as some other forms of medicine. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) suspended the sale of exicipient [inactive substance] diethanolamine (DEA) for food-producing animals, reports HorseTalk. The chemical was classified as “possibly carcinogenic to […]

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‘She Would Want Me To Be Happy’: Lanerie Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington

Jockey Corey Lanerie will return to the saddle this Saturday at Arlington Park, riding for the first time since his wife’s sudden death just 15 days ago. Shantel Lanerie was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in early 2018, according to, but died of sepsis on June 22. “I don’t know if I’m strange or […]

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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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