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1 Laminitis Dr. Charlotte Kin Exclusively Equine Veterinary Services, PC.Dave & MaryAnn Crabtree Crabtree Farrier Services
2 Dr. Charlotte Kin: Credentials USDF Bronze and Silver MedalistUSDF “L” Judges Program GraduateUSPC “HA” GraduateUSPC National Visiting InstructorFormer Member of NCAA National Champion OSU Equestrian Team
3 Dr. Charlotte Kin: Credentials Graduated from OSU College of Vet MedInternship: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Lexington, KYResidency in Equine Practice: Oakridge Equine Hospital Edmond, OKOwner of Exclusively Equine Veterinary Services
5 What is LAMINITIS? Also referred to as FOUNDER Laminitis=acute inflammationFounder=chronic laminitis
6 What is LAMINITIS?Inflammation that leads to disruption of the blood-flow to the sensitive & insensitive laminaDisruption of the attachment mechanism between the sensitive & insensitive laminaLamina attach the coffin bone to the hoof capsule.
7 Laminitis: RotationIn the normal position the coffin bone sits parallel to the hoof capsuleRotation occurs when the coffin bone (P3) rotates away from the hoof capsule
9 Laminitis: RotationIn severe cases the bone and hoof wall separate and the coffin bone may be displaced downward.
10 Laminitis: SinkingIn the most severe cases the coffin bone can sink and penetrate the bottom of the sole.This can lead to sloughing of the hoof capsule.
11 What are the signs of LAMINITIS? Lameness especially when turning in circlesShifting weight back and forth.Pain in the toe region when hoof testers are applied.
12 What are the signs of LAMINITIS? Saw-horse stance“walking on eggshells”Increased digital pulseHeat in the feet
13 What are the signs of LAMINITIS? Reluctant or unable to riseHemorrhage visible on soleSeparation and abscess formation
14 What are the signs of LAMINITIS? CHRONIC FOUNDERChronic lamenessRings in hoof capsuleAladdin's shoeChronic abscesses
15 What are the signs of LAMINITIS? CHRONIC FOUNDER“seedy toe”-widened white lineDropped soles or flat feetDished hooves
16 What are the causes of LAMINITIS? “Grass Founder”“Grain Overload”Abrupt changes in diet
17 What are the causes of LAMINITIS? EndotoxemiaHigh fever or illnessSevere colic or diarrhea (colitis)
18 What are the causes of LAMINITIS? Retained placenta“Road founder”Injury to another limb causing excessive weight bearing
19 What are the causes of LAMINITIS? Prolonged use of steroids (not that kind of steroids)Primary foot diseaseBlack walnut shavings
20 What are the causes of LAMINITIS? Previous laminitisEndocrine diseases-CUSHINGS DISEASE.
21 What is the treatment for LAMINITIS? GRAIN OVERLOADCALL VET IMMEDIATELYNG tube-pump stomach & administer charcoal or oilAnti-inflammatoriesAnti-endotoxic drugsVasodilators
22 What is the treatment for LAMINITIS? Identify & treat primary problemThe sooner the better!Anti-inflammatoriesIV fluids +/- DMSO
23 What is the treatment for LAMINITIS? AntibioticsVasodilators-acepromazine, isoxiprineSand or deep beddingPull shoesRadiographs
24 What is the treatment for LAMINITIS? Open and drain abscessesFrog supportCoronary groovingDietary restrictions
25 What is the treatment for LAMINITIS? Ice legsCOOPERATION BETWEEN VET AND FARRIER!!!!LONG TERM TREATMENTS……
26 What is the long term prognosis & maintaince for LAMINITIS? Some horses suffer an acute episode and go on to live normal lives.Most require maintaince treatmentsSome horses are so severe that they are euthanized for humane reasons
27 What is the long term prognosis & maintaince for LAMINITIS? Radiographs before shoeing and resetting shoes.Important to have good working relationship with vet and farrier.Dietary restrictions: little or no grass, low carb high fat grain.
28 What is the long term prognosis & maintaince for LAMINITIS? Good health maintaince program to prevent other diseases that may induce laminitis.Anti-inflammatory medications-BUTEHoof growth supplement
29 How do I prevent LAMINITIS? Keep grain locked up!!Gradually introduce horses to green pasture.Good hoof careGood preventative health care programIf you suspect laminitis call you vet IMMEDIATELY!