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Hoofcare + Lameness Journal curates news from around the web for farriers, trimmers, veterinarians and equestrian/racing professionals
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Vets gain ground against disease suffered by Paynter and Barbaro

Vets gain ground against disease suffered by Paynter and Barbaro | Hoofcare and Lameness | 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...."


Click on the headline or artwork to read this important article in full.


@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.

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Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand « The Informant (NZ)

Support-limb laminitis forces leading Thoroughbred stallion Thorn Park out of service in New Zealand  « The Informant (NZ) | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Leading stallion Thorn Park has been withdrawn from service for the remainder of the breeding season after contracting laminitis in a hind foot.


@HoofcareJournal writes: What began as a puncture wound in the stallion's sole turned into a classic case of support-limb laminitis in the opposite foot.


Click on the headline or photo to read the full article from New Zealand.


Be sure to read Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog to stay up to date on news about laminitis and all foot conditions in the horse: http://www.hoofcare.blogspot.com and follow @HoofcareJournal  on Twitter.


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Paynter Laminitis Watch: Podiatry-Vet Fraley Amazed at Progress Since Hoof Casts Applied | Hoof Blog

Paynter Laminitis Watch: Podiatry-Vet Fraley Amazed at Progress Since Hoof Casts Applied | Hoof Blog | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

@HoofcareJournal writes: Paynter's hoof-specialist veterinarian Bryan Fraley is "amazed at his progress" as the colt recovers from laminitis and colitis wearing hoof casts.


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Olympic Jumping: Saudi horse Presley Boy in intensive care with laminitis - Horse & Hound

Olympic Jumping: Saudi horse Presley Boy in intensive care with laminitis - Horse & Hound | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it
Saudi showjumper Khaled Al Eid’s ride Presley Boy developed colic and laminitis on Friday...


@FranJurga writes: Horse and Hound is reporting this news tonight; please click on the bold headline at the top to go to their story.


Presley Boy is a superstar jumper who competed successfully at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010.


The photo is a file image from my DiscoverWEG blog, provided by Alltech, and taken by Dirk Caremans. Khaled Al Eid dropped his reins and was thanking Allah after one of his successful rounds.


Photos of Khaled Al Eid praying were on the front pages of papers across the USA.


Read more news headlines from Fran Jurga's ScoopIt news feed for the 2012 Olympic horse sport events. Choose from a daily email digest, an RSS feed, or view the feed in rich visual "magazine" format anytime at http://www.scoop.it/t/franjurga


It's all part of the master plan centered around Fran Jurga's Discover London Equestrian Olympics blog.

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Laminitis Research Gateway: Free Public Access to New Findings via Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog:

Laminitis Research Gateway: Free Public Access to New Findings via Fran Jurga`s Hoof Blog: | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

The Hoof Blog provides a direct link to a collection of new papers on laminitis research provided as open access by the British Equine Veterinary Association Foundation.

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Chronic Laminitis Research: It's Not Just About the Feet! Texas A&M Study Compares Protein Levels in Normal vs Chronic Laminitis Horses

Chronic Laminitis Research: It's Not Just About the Feet! Texas A&M Study Compares Protein Levels in Normal vs Chronic Laminitis Horses | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

A new paper from the world of laminitis research finds that the anti-inflammatory protein apolipoprotein A-IV (APOA-IV) is raised in chronic laminitis, which suggests that the chronic form of the disease is linked to a more general inflammation,especially of the digestive system, than was previously documented.


Click on the big bold headline to read the full article on Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog.


@HoofcareJournal writes: Most research into laminitis is conducted on horses suffering from acute laminitis, usually after the ingestion of a large doses of fructans or black walnut in a controlled setting.


Chronic laminitis is usually studied because of links to insulin resistance and/or equine metabolic syndrome and Cushing's disease, with minimal testing of systemic findings in horses with lameness in their feet.


The focus of most chronic laminitis research is on how the endocrine system's irregular function affects the laminar tissue of the foot.


Stay tuned to Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog for more information on lamintiis and all conditions of the horse's foot.

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Dusty Visits the Rood and Riddle Podiatry Center | Dressage Daily

Dusty Visits the Rood and Riddle Podiatry Center | Dressage Daily | Hoofcare and Lameness | Scoop.it

Mary Phelps writes: "How lucky am I to be living in Kentucky and just 2 hours from Lexington home of the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.


"My driving pony Dusty foundered this spring. While he was treated superbly at the place where he was boarding I wanted to take him to the best, and assess his condition."

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