Relieving Laminitis Pain in the Field
The typical stance of a laminitic horse exhibits just how painful the disease is: The affected horse rocks back onto his hind legs, trying to remove weight from painful front feet, and/or shifts his weight side-to-side.

The severe pain associated with the breakdown of the hoof’s fragile laminae is one of the leading reasons laminitis treatment fails, said Alonso Guedes, DVM, MS, PhD, of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. To address the issue, Guedes presented a lecture on the topic at the 2013 American Associatio

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