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Program for Saturday, August 24th

Laminitis

EQUINE LAMINITIS – THE FOUNDATION

James A. Orsini, BS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

As we currently understand it, the etiology of laminitis can be broadly grouped into four categories:

• Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
• Endocrinopathy (hyperinsulinemia [HI] + hypercortisolemia)
• Supporting limb laminitis (SLL)
• Repeated trauma/concussion (“road founder”)

Laminitis

EQUINE LAMINITIS – THE HEART

James A. Orsini, BS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Of the treatments for laminitis currently under investigation, two are both “hot” and “cool” – digital hypothermia (cryotherapy) and stem cell therapy.

Laminitis

EQUINE LAMINITIS – THE CORNERSTONES

James A. Orsini, BS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Many additional medications have been proposed to use in preventing and treating the horse with laminitis. How these drugs are recommended in the prevention/treatment of laminitis will be discussed.

Laminitis

EQUINE LAMINITIS – THE FUTURE

James A. Orsini, BS, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

The top ten publications on where Laminitis Research is headed and how this translates into clinical applications for the equine practitioner will be presented. Each paper will be summarized, specific points discussed, and how you can apply this in your equine practice.

Vitamin E + Myopathies

INHERITED NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASE IN THE HORSE

Carrie Finno DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

University of California, Davis | Davis, CA

This talk will cover the identification of inherited neuromuscular disease and interpretation of available genetic tests.

Vitamin E + Myopathies

VITAMIN E AND POOR PERFORMANCE

Carrie Finno DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

University of California, Davis | Davis, CA

The link between poor performance and subtle lameness in relation to vitamin E deficiency in horses without access to pasture.

Vitamin E + Myopathies

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SUPPLEMENT VITAMIN E IN THE HORSE

Carrie Finno DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

University of California, Davis | Davis, CA

Understanding the different types of vitamin E supplements and how to effectively use them to resolve vitamin E deficiency in horses.

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