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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Finally, there is some actual laminitis rehab research going on that promotes barefoot trimming, as well as diet and exercise management.

Go to Pete Ramey's website:

Also, this is a link to the research explanation and findings:




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Oh that is exciting news, if anyone can persuade the vets I bet Pete can! :applause:

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Laminitis Diagnosis and Treatment: Free Webinar Sept. 21

Laminitis: The very word strikes fear into the hearts of most horse people, particularly those who followed the ups and downs of such publicized cases as Barbaro. The disease is clearly an emergency, but one that can often be overcome or minimized when treated immediately and appropriately.

Join us for a free webinar on laminitis diagnosis and treatment on Sept. 21, 8-9 p.m. EST, on (brought to you by Vettec). This presentation will provide a practical explanation of laminitis' effects on the foot and treatment principles, illustrate what diagnostic imaging can tell you about a case's severity and prognosis, and clarify how that imaging guides treatment. With immediate, experienced care, many acute cases of laminitis can be restored to soundness and chronic cases can be kept comfortable.

Presenter: Amy Rucker, DVM, of Midwest Equine in Columbia, Mo. Her work has been published in the Proceedings of the American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention and Veterinary Clinics of North America, and she has also presented discussions of laminitis and diagnostic imaging at multiple Bluegrass Laminitis Symposia and International Equine Conferences on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot. Rucker will also be available to answer questions online via live text chat during this event, and she will be assisted by:

•Joanne Kramer, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her interests include minimally invasive surgery, lameness, and podiatry. Over the last several years she has developed a particular interest in support limb laminitis.
•Nicholas Frank, BSc Hons, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, associate professor of equine medicine, section chief of large animal medicine, Director of the Center for Equine Veterinary Research at the University of Tennessee; and a part-time instructor at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. His areas of professional interest include endocrinology, metabolic disorders of the horse, nutrition, laminitis, and gastrointestinal disease.
Sign up now for this Webinar at Your registration allows you to watch the video presentation and ask questions live during the presentation, and/or you can submit your questions via e-mail prior to the Webinar to be answered during the live event. We hope you can join us!

Any questions about the webinar can be directed to

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•256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 512 MB recommended.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:26 am 

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Most of can be searched for archived articles and webinars.

These are other videos on laminitis: ... ace-part-1 ... ace-part-2
may need to click the embedded links. ... port&id=56 Free download pdf
Rehabilitating Chronically Laminitic Feet
Venograms Can Catch Laminitis Early
Preventing Laminitis in At-Risk Horses
Chronic Laminitis Can Increase Risk of Foot Infection
Understanding Nutritional Risks in Laminitic Horses
Applying Laminitis Research to Clinical Practice
Using Force Measurements to Help Shoe Laminitic Horses
The study also suggests that equine obesity may result from natural grazing behavior instead of the overfeeding of grains and other feed supplements, which defies conventional thinking on equine weight matters. The majority of horses examined in the study were fed primarily pasture and hay with very little grain and concentrate.

Instead of overfeeding of grain and concentrates, the evidence indicates that improved forage and lack of exercise are the two most common contributing factors in equine obesity.

Horses today are managed much differently from their evolutionary roots, indicated Pleasant. “The horse evolved as a free-roaming grazer on sparse pasture types,” he said. Later the horse served primarily as a work animal, serving as a source of transportation and draft power. Today, most horses serve as companions and light performance animals, he said. ... &sk=&date=
Fat, foundered horses: What is Equine Metabolic Syndrome? (Proceedings)
Aug 1, 2009
By: Harold C. Schott II, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

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