Articles

  • Imprint Emergency Frog Cast for the Laminitic Equine

    Veterinary surgeon Charlie Tomlinson from The Hale Vets in Chippenham Wiltshire was called to an immobile event horse over the bank holiday weekend which she quickly diagnosed as suffering from acute laminitis. He was unwilling to hold a foot up for ...

  • Recognising typical crisis points during laminitic treatment

    By Andrew Poynton FWCF Poynton Farriery Clinic, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England. Farriery is an essential part of recovery of the laminitic along with veterinary care and day to day management of the patient. To qualify the area of discussion a large ...

  • Treatment of Laminitis

    Objectives and observations of what may improve the patient’s recovery By Andrew Poynton FWCF The severity of a laminitic attack can vary so dramatically that horse owners respond in very different ways; some are quite unconcerned and assume it wil...

  • Dealing with Laminitis

    Why is it important to act immediately when a horse suffers from an acute attack of laminitis? ANDREW POYNTON, of the Poynton Farriery Clinic has studied the problem in depth. MANY cases referred to Andrew are frequently in a far advanced state of de...

  • Why were Imprint shoes developed?

    Imprint First – Oval The key features of the Imprint First support shoe are: the ability to gently mould without trauma, the shoe to the hoof. It provides early essential support to the bone column without constricting circulation via its unique fr...

  • What happens in the equine foot during a laminitic attack?

    Laminitic attacks are usually sudden and, unfortunately, often severe. Initially the hoof itself can form an effective visual barrier, which belies the drastic changes that take place within the foot. The pedal bone (known as P3) sits inside the hoof...

  • Hot flash: LAMINITIS by Dawn Jenkins

    Dr. Jan Young DVM CF is a leading veterinarian, referral farrier and educator from Arizona USA. This is an extract from an article in which she discusses possible causative factors leading to founder/ laminitis and subsequent treatments. Treatment Pr...