2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis.
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Editor’s note: This article is part of TheHorse.com’s multimedia coverage of the 2012 Laminitis Conference held Nov. 2-3 in Monterey, Calif. Look for videos and more in-depth articles about specific topics presented at the conference in the coming weeks.


Hurricane Sandy threatened to ground East Coast-based presenters and participants of the 2012 International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Hoof (IECLDH) this past weekend.

Fortunately, said IECLDH Co-Director James Orsini, DVM, of University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, everyone made it to Monterey, Calif., in time for the two-day conference dedicated to educating veterinarians, farriers, and owners about laminitis, general podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments.

This year’s event, titled "The Equine Limb: Advanced Treatments and Diagnostics," took place Nov . 2-3, 2012, at the Monterey Conference Center. Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic in nearby Salinas, Calif., also hosted a half day of hands-on wet lab sessions

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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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