Low-Grade Laminitis in Horses

Can a horse have low-grade laminitis for several months without being detected by your farrier? Dr. Vern Dryden answers.
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Low-Grade Laminitis in Horses
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Can a horse have low-grade laminitis for several months without being detected by your farrier? Dr. Vern Dryden answers.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask The Horse Live Q&A, ‘Laminitis: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment.’ Listen to the full recording here.

About the Expert:

Vern Dryden

Vern Dryden, DVM, CJF, APF, owns Bur Oak Veterinary and Podiatry Services, in Lexington, Kentucky, where he focuses on individualized care for his patients. Dryden graduated from the Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School in 1998 and shod horses through undergraduate school at the University of Arizona. He also worked as a farrier at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital while studying for his veterinary degree. His research interests include laminitis and regenerative medicine. He frequently lectures on podiatry care both nationally and internationally.‚Äã

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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