Tag: "Laminitis"

Study to explore equine gut microbes in fight against laminitis
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Study to explore equine gut microbes in fight against laminitis

Backing for two studies which aim to learn more about risk factors.

Khaled Al Eid and Presley Boy at the Global Champions Tour in Abu Dhabi in November 2011.
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Sad loss of leading showjumper Presley Boy

Complications relating to laminitis claim top showjumper, who had been retired in 2012.

Hop flower.
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Could hops play a role in fighting laminitis?

Hops show promise as potential intervention in pasture-associated laminitis.

Rhia is classified as obese. Photo: World Horse Welfare
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Ponies too fat in their genes? Britain’s paddock potatoes exposed

“Thrifty genotype” of British native breeds an obesity risk factor – study.

Professor Andy Durham
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Major threat to human health also a serious risk to horses – expert

Growing risk of metabolic syndrome in humans mirrored in horses.

Melody de Laat hopes to learn more about what factors predispose horses to laminitis.
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Global survey aims to assess laminitis risk factors

“Our ultimate aim is to make laminitis a manageable disease and improve horse welfare.”

St Nicholas Abbey
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St Nicholas Abbey loses brave battle

Colic claims champion galloper after months of care following leg fracture.

New Zealand research reveals the country has a significant number of stay-at-home horses.
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Sweets for my sweet – but how safe is your grass?

Grasses high in fructans are great for cattle, but they can be dangerous for horses.

Two-year-old Jimmy, a half-brother to Black Caviar, has died following complications after he suffered a spider bite.
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Black Caviar’s brother dies following spider bite

Champion racemare’s younger brother succumbs to laminitis following treatment for a spider bite.

A laminitic pony.
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Laminitis: not just for the spring

Research into native grasses aims to develop certified grass seen low in sugar and carbs.

A horse affected by laminitis.
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British horse owners sought for laminitis study

Researchers hope to get a better understanding of factors sparking laminitic episodes.

The 2013 Future Forward poster session is seeking submissions from delegates to the 2013 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot.
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Future research focus at Laminitis conference

Delegates invited to share their own research and case studies at international conference next month.

Gut bacteria probed for clues about laminitis and colic
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Gut bacteria probed for clues about laminitis and colic

Beneficial bacteria identified which could lead to preventative probiotics.

Laminitis studies shed light on equine management
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Laminitis studies shed light on equine management

Important progress made in mission to advance laminitis understanding and prevention.

Laminil is injected into the fetlock of a horse.
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Laminitis drug could be on market in six months

Developer of Laminil seeks FDA approval after promising trial results.

A horse suffering from laminitis.
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Push to develop test to identify horses at risk from laminitis

Hopes that blood biomarkers might reveal horses prone to condition.

Colonels Smoking Gun
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Legendary stallion ‘Gunner’ loses laminitis fight

Hall of Famer and $5 million sire Colonels Smoking Gun dies at age 20.

A horse suffering from laminitis.
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Laminitis drug shows promise in clinical trial

Drug proves successful in stopping laminitis in 80% of horses in trial to date.

Spot with John Castle.
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Laminitis conference a legacy of a beloved appaloosa

Conference held every two years a nod to Spot, who succumbed to the crippling disease.

Michelle Coleman and Allen Page were presented with the $5000 fellows at the AAEP convention earlier this month. L-R: Dr Richard Mitchell, Equus Foundation Board member, Dr Allen E. Page, Dr Wayne McIlwraith, AAEP Foundation Chairman, Dr Michelle C. Coleman, and Dr John Mitchell, 2012 AAEP President.
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Grant for US laminitis researcher

Researcher working on identifying risk factors for endocrinopathy-associated laminitis.

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