How to Manage Laminitis Pain on the Farm
At the 2018 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in San Francisco, California, Lori Bidwell, DVM, Dipl. ACVAA, described how practitioners—particularly ambulatory vets—can manage laminitic horses’ pain levels during the acute and chronic phases of disease.
The immediate acute phase causes a physiologic pain that, if not dealt with, can become chronic, she explained. The chronic phase is neuropathic, meaning the nerves have become the pain source. Human patients have described this type of pain as burning, shooting, tingling, and electric.
Bidwell said immediate treatment of acute laminitis
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