Advancements in the Treatment of Laminitis. University of Rhode Island Lisa Connor. February 24, 2007. Overview. Laminitis Causes Treatment Advancements Heroes Future Outlook/Need for Funding. What is Laminitis?. Pain and inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the foot.
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University of Rhode Island
February 24, 2007
Pain and inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the foot
USDA/APHIS Equine 98 Study
Prevent further development
Reduce the pain or hypertension cycle
Reduce or prevent permanent laminar damage
Improve laminar capillary dynamics
Prevent movement of the distal phalanx
The heart-bar-shoe through its contact with the frog engages weight bearing (*supports bony column*)
Digit Support System
~ NONE are UNIVERSALLY EFFECTIVE
A veterinarian can see where blood flow is compromised due to damage, swelling, or poor hoof structure, and thus decide what mechanical support and/or surgery he needs to provide in order to restore blood flow to those areas.