Develop your knowledge and understanding of foot laminitis in horses. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Laminitis and laminitic syndromes course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of foot laminitis in horses, including:
Cause – laminitis can arise in association with sepsis, eg gastrointestinal disease, pleuropneumonia, metritis, endocrinopathies, eg pars pituitary intermedia dysfunction, equine metabolic syndrome, corticosteroid administration; weight overload, ie supporting limb laminitis.
Signs – bounding digital pulse, uni-, bilateral or quadripedal foot pain, stilted gait, reluctance to move, rapid progression of laminar necrosis, hoof changes including divergent growth rings.
Diagnosis – clinical signs, radiography to quantify P3 displacement in hoof capsule.
Treatment – acepromazine, digital cryotherapy, anti-inflammatories/analgesics; farriery; as for primary problem.
Prognosis – depends on cause and pedal bone movement.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Equis followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.