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Jan 17, 2017
EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis
By Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief
laminitis slippery slope

If you look at sensitive hoof tissues of a horse with septic laminitis and one with endocrinopathic laminitis under a microscope (called histology), you can tell the cases apart. Mechanical failure of the laminae, which suspend the coffin bone within the hoof, occurs in both, but it happens differently. More info...

Jan 17, 2017
Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis
By Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief
laminitis

Barn circles might banter about the chubby chestnut with the deep gutter down her back, or jest about the round roan who looks like he could foal any day now. But in a landmark observational case-control study in client-owned North American horses, scientists have demonstrated that these animals are more ticking time bombs than laughing matters—they are at risk for developing the painful and sometimes-fatal hoof disease laminitis. More info...

Jan 16, 2017
The HUGE Problem With Your Barn That You May Have Missed…
Brittany Bevis
Here are two terms that are helpful to understand when talking about stable ventilation.
#1- Air Exchange- When stale air is replaced with fresh air.
#2- Air Distribution- How fresh air moves and is made available throughout the stable.
“Inadequate ventilation is the most common mistake made in modern horse facilities”- (Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, 2016) More info...

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