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Learn how equine podiatrists assess, treat, and monitor laminitis.

Laminitis is a terrifying mystery to many horse owners, in part because in the early stages a horse with tremendous damage can look and act much like a mild case. A great deal of damage can occur even when the horse appears to have a favorable response to treatment.
FULL STORY: http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=11359&nID=34&src=RA

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Did You Know these Simple Steps to Keeping Your Horse's Hooves Healthy?

by: Lydia Gray, DVM, MA - November 15, 2007, Article # 10822

Rather than waiting until there's a problem with your horse's feet, take time now to protect and maintain these valuable structures inside and out.

Step one is understanding the subject so you can communicate knowledgeably with your farrier, veterinarian, trainer and others. Visit www.equipodiatry.com/glossary.html and to brush up on hoof terminology and anatomy.
Full Story here

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Hoof and Joint Care in Older Horse

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Autumn Brings Challenges to Cushing's Diagnosis, Management

Autumn's chill does not just mean your horse will grow a longer coat. It can also mean he'll have higher natural levels of the hormone plasma adrenocorticotropin (ACTH), which, in conjunction with other factors, can lead to flare-ups of laminitis. Veterinarians recommend that owners test, monitor, and manage horses with metabolic problems carefully during this time of year, realizing that ACTH levels and their effects can be horse dependent. read more

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SpringGrassTransition Horses to Spring Pasture Gradually
by: Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, March 11 2008

When grasses start greening up in the spring, you might be tempted to turn your horse loose in the pasture to chow down on the new grass.

But be aware that any sudden change in your horse's diet could cause health problems, said Steve Jones, associate professor/extension equine specialist with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. original version here

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The Team Approach to corrective or therapeutic shoeing, combined with the latest in diagnostic equipment, takes the trial and error approach out of the industry and allows the vet and farrier team to design and apply equine orthotics that put injured or diseased horses in a correct healing environment.

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