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Equine Laminitis: 2012 Video Education Update from the Animal Health Foundation

“The Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds laminitis research at Dr Chris Pollitt’s Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit and at universities in the United States, has assembled a quick course update for horse owners and horse professionals on preventing, managing and treating the disease of equine laminitis.

While there is still much that we don’t know about laminitis, Donald Walsh, DVM has prepared a primer that should make clear the current state of practical information.

Please watch all five videos in the Animal Health Foundation’s EQUINE LAMINITIS 2012 UPDATE and share these videos with everyone in the horse world. This is important information.”

Go to Fran Jurga’s Hoof Blog to watch the videos!

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Caution! Grass that’s high in simple sugars and starches can trigger a laminitis attack in sensitive horses!

Was your horse or pony “a little sore-footed” last spring when the grass started coming out?

Is your mule a little on the chunky side?

Does your donkey have a cresty neck or fatty deposits at the top of his tail?

Is your miniature horse an easy keeper?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, your equine buddy may be insulin resistant.  Grass, hay, and bagged feeds that are high in simple sugars and starch can trigger a laminitis attack in insulin resistant equines!  Plan to limit grazing time this spring, and make other adjustments to your feeding program, to ward off a potential laminitis attack.
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Horse Hoof Anatomy - Cross section view

Horse Hoof Anatomy - Cross section view

Not for the faint of heart!  Visit the site linked below to see a library of images of equine cadaver feet and legs, showing internal and external, and normal and abnormal anatomy.

Horse Anatomy Photos from HorseScience

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The Equine Cushing’s Disease and Insulin Resistance website is complimentary to the Equine Cushing’s and Insulin Resistance Yahoo Group (EC and IR Group).  These resources are your first stop for comprehensive and up-to-date information about Equine Cushing’s, Insulin Resistance, Laminitis, and Founder. Read the rest of this entry »

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What are some of the specific hoof health issues for which Equicast is recommended? Read the rest of this entry »

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