Vets gain ground against disease suffered by Paynter and Barbaro | rc planes | Scoop.it

"When laminitis contributed to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro’s death at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center in 2007, the dreaded disease – an often-fatal complication of catastrophic limb injury – commanded enormous public attention. So did the fundraising efforts to cure this age-old veterinary problem.


"Six years later, clinicians and researchers say, the veterinary profession is gaining ground in the battle, thanks to research and improvements in areas from digital radiography to glue-on horseshoes to cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy...."


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@laminitis writes: Glenye Cain Oakford (@DRFOakford) has interviewed some of the leading laminitis practitioners and researchers in the United States in this comprehensive article.


Thumbs and hooves up to Glenye and the Daily Racing Form for this article--DRF was an unexpected host of great laminitis information!


Among the veterinarians she interviewed: Jim Orsini, Bryan Fraley, Hannah Gallantino-Homer, David Hood, and Kurt Hankenson.


Note: Most of the researchers quoted in this article will be speaking at the International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot in West Palm Beach, Florida on November 1-3.


Via Fran Jurga